John Kerry, an espoused Catholic, has been unwilling to attend mass the last couple of weeks out of a fear the he would be denied communion. His problem is that certain priests have grown some cajones and, in compliance with clear church teachings, started taking a stand against pro-abortion politicians. Kerry certainly fits that bill, and also disagrees with his church on gay-marriage issues, among other things. He seems to think that money and votes are more important that complying with God’s will.
Well, fair enough – that’s his decision to make. However, it doesn’t end there. To avoid the scandal of possibly being denied communion, Kerry spent the last two Sundays attending liberal protestant churches. At the last one, he actually had the gall to stand up and “preach” out of the book of James, saying “The Scriptures say, what does it profit, my brother, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?”
Irony doesn’t come any thicker than that. Kerry is exactly the type of person James was addressing – claiming to have faith, claiming to be a Christian, but following none of the teachings – and here he is, explaing faith and works to the rest of us. Nice.