On Paul Ryan, a chaplain, and the poor


 ‘For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in; naked, and you clothed me; sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me.’ “Then shall the just answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry and fed thee?  Or when did we see thee sick or in prison and came to thee?’ “And the king answering shall say to them, ‘Amen I say to you: as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.’    Matthew 25: 35-40   The Vulgate Bible



“The House speaker, Paul Ryan, has told fellow Republicans he fired the House chaplain after complaints from members that he was not doing a very good job – and not because of pressure over the Rev Patrick Conroy’s political leanings.Democrats and Conroy himself have cited a prayer he offered that called for fairness as the House debated tax cuts as a reason for Republican discontent. Last November, Conroy prayed for lawmakers to make sure that ‘there are not winners and losers under new tax laws, but benefits balanced and shared by all Americans'”.   [theguardian.com]


Ryan’s shown a chaplain the door

But it’s not clear what was the what for.

Did the Jesuit priest

Merely speak for the least,

Whom Paul  Ryan does mostly ignore?paul_ryan_buck_fifty_a_week


“If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject”     Ayn Rand


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  • Very wisely put, my friend. I think the speaker is forgetting the next few sentences: "As ye did it not unto these my brethren, you did it not unto me."

  • Some clown who used to post here wanted a Rabbi.

    I wonder what chaplain they'll get next who loyally prays "G-d bless and protect the President from defamation actions by adult video personalties with whom he did or claimed he did not have Congress."

  • In reply to jack:

    Maybe Pruitt knows a minister in Oklahoma who's been praying with him for God's grace to end all EPA regulations, eliminate all scientific studies supporting climate change, and accept drinking contaminated water, and breathing toxic air.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Oklahoma ministers generally believe that the L-d loves us or he would have never created Phillips 66.

    Which brings up an interesting story that the Republicans want to flip the W Va Senate seat, which doesn't make any sense because Mancin makes Pruitt look like Mr. Clean Air and Water. The unemployed in W Va apparently don't appreciate that the coal and chemical companies have been poisoning them for over 150 years.

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