Invocation and More by Fr Andrew a t2012 CO Rep State assembly
Fr. Andrew was invited to lead the opening prayer at the 2012 Colorado
Republican State Assembly and Convention in the Magness Arena at the
University of Denver. The moral challenges facing our country are not
caused by political affiliation, but rather by attacks on religious
freedom. He invites all people of conscience to uphold religious
...this is not an issue between Liberals and Conservatives, Democrats and Republicans. This is an issue between Democracy and Socialism. Now, when WE talk about Socialism, that sounds politically incorrect, but as a Catholic, I have earned a free pass to talk about Socialism because others who have stood with us have DIED at the hands of Socialists for the past two centuries!
And we know a little something about religious persecution, and I'd like to share a a few reflections.
The first is, whenever we have a religious liberty stopped, it is a HALLMARK of Socialism, and will never be compatible with Christianity for at least two reasons: Personal Choice and Private Property.
Personal Choice has to do with the personal conscience because you're responsible and re-countable for all the things that God has given to us, and that allows us private property so we can be generous and return it to our Lord and Savior at our close.
Government, Socialists -- Socialists want to take that responsibility away from us, and that goes against our religion! We see.. WE believe, Conscience and Private Property are NOT HUMAN IDEAS. They come from God, not from humans! Socialists do not accept Biblical Truth. They do not understand NATURAL LAW!
You see, WE believe these are from Our Creator, endowing us with Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of happiness. Sounds familiar? It should, because they are framed in our Constitution, therefore we know that Socialism will never be compatible with our Democracy, the way we have it.
As we face this third century of this threat, I as a Catholic, invite everyone of conscience to join us, as people have in the past -- to join this fight against the threat of our religious liberty. And I assure you, that if we do not stand up and be counted at this time, we know the price that has to be paid if we lose this fight, and as a Catholic, I assure you -- we will pay that price again.
Socialism is a foreign threat to our Democracy. I am tired of this experiment, and I hope you are tired of it, too!
God bless America! Let Freedom ring!