Remember when the Obama White House invited a group of people who flout Catholic teaching to visit with the pope?
In a stunning show of political indecorum, Obama has invited a series of individuals who publicly flout Catholic teaching, including a pro-abortion religious sister, a transgender woman and the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, along with at least two Catholic gay activists.
Oh, and then there was a pile-on:
The latest invitee is a Catholic schoolteacher who lost her job after marrying her same-sex partner. The partner has been invited as well.
Good times, good times.
Pope Francis apparently didn’t rate the kid-glove treatment.
But Chinese leader Xi Jinping — General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party — does rate it, judging by the arrangement that popped up Friday on the White House portico facing Lafayette Square.
Protesters against Chinese government policies are expected to be outside the White House during Xi’s visit there. But unlike the pope, who was put in the same room with vocal policy opponents at the White House, Mr. Xi won’t even have the inconvenience of a momentary, distant glimpse of his government’s detractors.
It does seem as if we don’t have to keep pretending Obama shares American values. Why keep pretending, if he no longer does?
— Marion Smith (@smithmarion) September 25, 2015