Is shown in this leftist hit piece written by Rebecca Bratten Weiss. Like most on the Left, to not be leftist is to be Nazi. Nary a sin associated with anything to the left of center is mentioned. It's basically a piece that solidifies the Left's belief that salvation and sanctification are possibly only through submission to the dogmas and doctrines of the Leftist State. After all, does the relationship to Christ among those who aren't Leftists even matter? Indeed, can one even be cleansed by Christ if one refuses to step into the arena of Leftist same-think or, worse, supports Donald Trump? You'd think not to hear leftists Catholics speak.
The amazing thing I notice among leftist Catholics is how their throwing Catholicism, Catholics, Christians, anyone white, and men under the bus (and always ignoring the non-persons that are not white, not male conservatives) is how it does nothing for their non-Catholic readers but reinforce their non-Catholicism/non-Christianity.
For so many leftist Catholic sites on Patheos, the comments section is a smorgasbord of pro-abortion, pro-right to die, pro-gay sex, porn sex, pro-transgender, pro-socialist, pro-communist, pro-atheist, pro-oppressing of religious rights, pro-destroy America and/or the Christian West, pro-blasphemy, pro-heresy, pro-race hate (all whites are racists by skin color), pro-ethnic clearing (whiteness), pro-sexist (all men are rapists) bilge and sin that defines the modern Left.
Rather than meet such hit pieces that leftist Catholics write with humility and 'Gee, you've spoken true, I think I need to look more into this Jesus thing', it simply reinforces their heresies, blasphemies, and embrace of mortal sins and sins that cry out to heaven for vengeance. True, you never know how God can work with someone; you can never guess what seeds may ultimately sprout into that fruit bearing tree. But the approach by such Catholics of conceding everything to this thing called the modern Left, accepting all its evils and sins as necessary and the fault of non-leftists non-conformists, doesn't seem to be bearing much fruit.
In fact, I can't help but think for those embedded in the emergent Left's ranks, such leftist Catholics are merely the latest useful fools. Such hit pieces merely give them ample ammunition to continue their crusade to destroy the Gospel of Christ, the people of God, the Church of God, and the civilization and values and morals and Truth those brought to the world.
As for those who continually appeal to the 'Jesus ate with the sinners' argument, a couple points are worth considering. First, when doing so, Jesus didn't deny their sins existed. Second, He typically made at least a few inroads in people's hearts. People usually changed after their encounter, they didn't go away sure they were right to have been sinners. Finally, He didn't become more like the sinners He was trying to reach.
It will be a bit of poetic justice when either such leftist Catholics, or their posterity, find themselves behind the barbed wire with fully rejecting the last shards of the Gospel they clung to as the only path to freedom. Sadly, it likely will be our posterity that pays the full price of such folly. Though at the rate we're going, Ms. Weiss's generation may live to see the tree of their lack of foresight bear its terrible fruit. It will serve them right if that's the case.