Paul Cooper

Pro-Choice Pelosi Flustered When Reporter Asks When The Word (Jesus) Became Flesh

Posted on August 4 2010 11:00 am
Paul Cooper is a husband and father above all else. With a wife and 2 daughters he could use a dog, but sadly he only owns a cat – a female cat no less. Paul is also a pastor, blogger, and business owner. Find him on Twitter.
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Tell us your great wisdom Cardinal Pelosi.

Nancy Pelosi loves being a Catholic politician depending on the crowd.  If she can stay on issues like poverty and vague proclamations of faith she is happy to mix politics and the papacy.  She’ll even go so far to say that laws should be created that Jesus would want.  But bring up abortion issues and suddenly her faith becomes a private matter.

This week, Jane McGrath, a reporter from CSN News, brought up some comments delivered by Speaker Pelosi on May 6th.  On that day, Speaker Pelosi spoke to the Catholic Community Conference on Capital Hill.  In front of that crowd she was happy to play the part of theologian by discussing her favorite word.  She claimed her favorite word was THE Word – Jesus Christ.  And Pelosi went on to talk about how wonderful it is that The Word became flesh and how Jesus should shape public policy.

“My favorite word is the Word, is the Word. And that is everything. It says it all for us. And you know the biblical reference, you know the Gospel reference of the Word.  And that Word, is, we have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word. The Word. Isn’t it a beautiful word when you think of it? It just covers everything. The Word.  Fill it in with anything you want. But, of course, we know it means: ‘The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.’ And that’s the great mystery of our faith. He will come again. He will come again. So, we have to make sure we’re prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up.” – Nancy Pelosi

Read that again if you missed it.  Pelosi told the Catholic crowd that public policy should be shaped by “keeping with the values of the Word.”  In other words, government should create laws and regulations based on the values of Jesus.  And since one day Jesus will return to judge our deeds, we must be prepared to make sure our governing and voting ‘measures up’ to Jesus’ standards.  Wow.

Imagine for a minute if any Republican made the exact statement Pelosio made.  The backlash would be enormous!  Every media outlet would by screaming for separation of church and state.  But Pelosi’s comments were ignored by almost everyone – almost everyone. revealed this video with only a general comment, but the moment is classic.

McGrath: So when was the word made flesh, was it at the annunciation when Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, as the Creed says, or was it at the Nativity when He was born of the Virgin Mary?  And when did the Word get the right to life?

Pelosi: Whenever it was, we bow our heads when we talk about it at church and that’s where I’d like to talk about that.

Big thumbs up to the the reporter for asking such a bold question.  And it was also a fair question.  Pelosi did say we should base our policy on Jesus who was the Word becoming flesh.  She said it publicly.  It is more than appropriate to then ask Pelosi when exactly did that Word become flesh.  For if Jesus was God in the flesh at conception (as Christians believe) then life begins at conception, but if Jesus wasn’t really Jesus until He was born then maybe it’s okay to push pro-choice policies.

A fair question was given a cheap cop-out.  Pelosi decided it was now convenient to ignore the question and say such things should only be discussed “when we bow our heads…at church.”  In other words, that topic is only for church and in a private moment.  How convenient Ms. Pelosi.  When wooing Catholic voters you are ready to publicly discuss Jesus about policies you support.  But when someone actually presses you on your public comments, in how they relate to abortion, the issue is now taboo and too personal to discuss.

We need more reporters willing to call out Pelosi and other government leaders for their words and how they affect policy.  I’d like to hear in detail when Pelosi believes public policy should reflect Jesus and when public policy should be the antithesis of Jesus.


Paul Cooper is a husband and father above all else.  With a wife and 2 daughters he could use a dog, but sadly he only owns a cat – a female cat no less.  Paul is also a pastor, blogger, and business owner.  Find him on  Twitter.

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