House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to give the commencement speech at the Catholic University of America. While they're not asking to him to not give the address, a large number of academic staff at the university and other institutions have signed a letter expressing how they feel about someone whose actions don't mirror their claim to be a strong believer in the Catholic faith.
Mr. Speaker, your voting record is at variance from one of the Church’s most ancient moral teachings. From the apostles to the present, the Magisterium of the Church has insisted that those in power are morally obliged to preference the needs of the poor. Your record in support of legislation to address the desperate needs of the poor is among the worst in Congress. This fundamental concern should have great urgency for Catholic policy makers. Yet, even now, you work in opposition to it.
The letter, to be delivered to Boehner's office this morning, includes specific examples of the legislation he supports that harms the poor.
I'm sure he pays careful attention to the leaders of his faith. So...yeah...after being called out for his hypocrisy expect big changes from him starting today.
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