Should public policy be molded by religion?

By Tom Quiner


“We have to give voice in public policy to keeping with the values of the Word.”

The person who made this comment was referring to the Gospel values embedded in Christianity. If I understand correctly, the speaker is saying that our faith must project its values onto the larger society by whom we elect to office and in the legislation we pass.

The speaker is former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Ms. Pelosi waxes eloquent on the beauty of the Word and the foundational principal of Christianity that the Word became Flesh, referring of course to the birth of Jesus the Christ.

At a follow up press conference, Ms. Pelosi was asked a legitimate question: when did Jesus become Flesh? Was it when He was conceived in the Virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit?

Ms. Pelosi made it clear that all her talk about the Word was just talk. She bristled at the young woman’s question. She refused to answer, suggesting the subject was only fit for church. And yet in this season of Advent as the Christian world awaits the birth of the Christ child who will save us from our sins, who will show has the path to salvation, shouldn’t this be THE question on our minds?

Ms. Pelosi made it fair game by stating with such passion, evidently feigned, that values in the Word, and specifically the Gospels, should influence public policy. What are the Gospels all about? They are about God made man at the instant of conception. It is unequivocal. This instant, known as the Immaculate Conception in the Catholic Church (Ms. Pelosi’s religion … and mine), trumpets God’s pro life message to mankind.

Ms. Pelosi attempted to manipulate the audience with her seeming embrace of the Gospels. In fact, her real God is Planned Parenthood’s altar of choice, also known as death to the millions of babies killed due to the public policy foisted on America by Nancy Pelosi and her ilk. She has been one of Congress’ most forceful advocates for the expansion of abortion.

I agree with Ms. Pelosi that our faith values have a place in molding public policy and should influence for whom we vote. As a Catholic who tries my hardest to practice my faith, I will accordingly vote against every candidate who believes as Nancy Pelosi does.


  1. Tom Maly on December 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Perhaps Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin should be asked the same question?

  2. Paul Sharp on December 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    For another example of anti-Christian thought in the U.S. see the letter to the editor in DM Register issue of this date “Perry ad is a blatant appeal to bigotry” by the very public atheist in ISU’s Religious Studies Department (yup, that is the department where he is employed) and a couple like minded people. Not only is religion under attack in the political arena but in academia also.

  3. maxine Bechtel on December 11, 2011 at 6:59 am