One of the subtler yet more chilling scenes in The Exorcist, book and film, depicts a priest entering his church to discover a total desecration of its holy icons: foul graffiti on the altar and obscene additions to a statue of the Virgin Mary. The late Catholic author-screenwriter William Peter Blatty intended this bit as a sign of demonic possession. Similar acts by protesters of the Supreme Court decision abolishing Roe v. Wade prove Blatty was right. But just as in The Exorcist, the religious will defeat the forces of darkness, this time with the aid of their newest, strongest reinforcement — the Latino population.
Late Friday night, following the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization announcement that morning, intruders poured red paint all over a shrine outside the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Algiers Point, Louisiana (all three of Louisiana’s abortion clinics shut down on Friday). The shrine contains a statue of Jesus and Mary surrounded by small tombstones representing the unborn. Among these, the vandals planted a sign that read, “In memory of women who died from lack of legal abortion.” Well, no one said they were clever. Reverend Eugene Jacques responded to them in the traditional Christian manner, promising to pray for them. “We want to try to respect people who disagree,” Jacques said. “But we’re not in favor of vandalism and glad to respect the unborn.”
Democrats hoping to ride the sage Supreme Court decision to electoral victory in November are facing an insurmountable rock — the Rock of Peter.
Early Saturday morning in the more abortion friendly state of Colorado, a Christian crisis pregnancy center, Life Choices, was set ablaze. Investigators on the scene in Longmont found several pro-abortion messages among the wreckage, including, “If abortions aren’t safe neither are you.” The Life Choices website describes the charred center as a “Christ-centered ministry” that “helps women and men who are in need of free services related to pregnancy and sexual health.” Clearly its burners have no fear of God, and neither does the political party that supports them, for which it will soon pay a heavy price.
Democrats hoping to ride the sage Supreme Court decision to electoral victory in November are facing an insurmountable rock — the Rock of Peter. Jesus said, “The gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18),” and that includes the Democratic Party. The Rock has had some shaky moments in the recent past, especially under the current liberal Pope — a believer in climate change, wealth redistribution, and mandatory COVID vaccinations — but never for its defense of unborn life, much to the Left’s chagrin.
Democrats thought they could just dismiss the premonitory warning signs of change, such as Archbishop Cordileone’s reluctant denial of Holy Communion to Nancy Pelosi for her pro-abortion policies. And being the godless fanatics that they are, they badly miscalculated the solidity of their dream rainbow coalition. They cannot understand why the largest, fastest growing segment of the population is turning rapidly against them and toward the Republican Party. The answer is so simple it is beyond them. Most Hispanics are true fervent Catholics, beginning with the Argentinean head of the Church, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, better known as Pope Francis.
The Pope recently compared abortion to the atrocities of Nazi Germany. The Democrats ignored him. We Latinos did not. The Democrats will of course also ignore the first message out of the Vatican praising the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade overturn. We Latinos will not.
“It is a time for healing wounds and repairing social divisions,” read a tweet from the Pontifical Academy for Life. “For coming together to build a society and economy that supports marriages and families, and where every woman has the support and resources she needs to bring her child into this world of love.… The fact that a large country with a long democratic tradition has changed its position on this issue also challenges the world.… The protection and defense of human life is not an issue than can remained confined to the exercise of individual rights … by choosing life, our responsibility for the future of humanity is at stake.”
“Families and marriages” may be crucifixes to the Democratic vampires, but both are sacred to the Hispanic soul. Ask new Congresswoman Mayra Flores — who just flipped the 34th Congressional District in Texas Republican for the first time in more than a hundred years, harbingering a Red Wave in November — how she feels about the Roe v. Wade overturn.
“This is a dream come true for me, for South Texas,” Flores gushed Friday on Fox News’ The Faulkner Focus, before throwing in some Spanish. “In South Texas we’re pro-life, somos pro-vida. So this was a big win for us in South Texas, but also for our country. And we have to start respecting life. We have to start valuing life. And the reason I believe we have so much crime in our country is because we stopped respecting life. And if we start focusing and raising our children to value life in the womb, I really do believe that this would help us decrease crime in our country. And again, this was a big win for us, especially in South Texas, because we are big pro-life.”
Or ask outspokenly pro-life congressional candidate Yesli Vega — who recently defeated five better-financed candidates for the Republican nomination in Virginia’s 7th District — about the original SCOTUS leak. “What a historic moment in the making,” Vega tweeted. “An amazing moment in the fight for Life and Liberty of our most vulnerable, the unborn.”
The more the clueless President Biden and his secular Marxist party run on abortion, homosexuality, transsexualism, and identity politics, the farther Latinos and Latinas will run from them — to the GOP.