A South African cardinal responded to President Obama’s farewell address to the nation by reminding people that Obama was a global advocate of abortion on demand as well as an enemy of religious liberty.
The archbishop of Durban, South Africa, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier was a vocal critic of President Obama over the years of his presidency, especially because of Obama’s support for abortion and his attacks on religious liberty.
Immediately following Tuesday night’s farewell address to the nation, Cardinal Napier retweeted a number of particularly pointed critiques of the outgoing president and his legacy.
One of the tweets underscored the irony of Obama as a “son of Africa” funding illegal abortions in Africa as well as Marie Stopes International, the notorious abortion promoter that works throughout African nations.
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) January 11, 2017
The tweet links to an article that documents the abuses of Marie Stopes International and its dependence on funds from U.S. taxpayers.
Like Planned Parenthood, the article states, “Marie Stopes International was founded by a radical eugenicist who saw abortion as a means of limiting the ‘breeding’ of ‘low-grade race[s]’ to ensure that the future would belong to ‘superior’ whites.” Hence the particular irony of the Obama administration’s funding of such an organization.
Last summer, Cardinal Napier called for an apology for the countless deaths at the hands of the U.S. abortion industry, and in particular the disproportionate number of black babies that have been aborted, which he referred to as “genocide.”
Quoting figures from Planned Parenthood’s own Guttmacher Institute, estimating that since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision more than 57 million babies have been legally aborted in the United States, the Cardinal asked: “Isn’t this something we should be apologizing for?”
Cardinal Napier also retweeted a comment Tuesday regarding the Obama’s attacks on religious liberty in the United States. “l’ll mainly remember Obama using the overwhelming coercive power of the State against the Little Sisters of The Poor,” the tweet reads.
— C. C. Pecknold (@ccpecknold) January 11, 2017
In what has been referred to as “Obama’s War Against Little Sisters of the Poor,” the Obama administration claimed it had the power to compel church groups to provide abortion-related products and services, and tried to bully the Little Sisters—an order of Catholic nuns—into offering these services against their beliefs.
When President Obama visited Africa in the summer of 2015, he made the LGBT agenda one of the centerpieces of his message, comparing discrimination of gays in Africa to the treatment of blacks in America prior to the civil rights movement.
His push for gay marriage drew an immediate reaction from a number of high-ranking prelates and other African leaders, who denounced Obama for his “cultural imperialism,” demanding that the president learn to respect Africa’s values rather than imposing his own.
Cardinal John Onaiyekan, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese in Nigeria, said that the position of Catholics against homosexual behavior is irrevocable and that the Church will continue to maintain its stand against gay marriage.
“Unfortunately, we are living in a world where these things have now become quite acceptable but for the fact that they are acceptable doesn’t mean that they are right,” he said. “The Catholic Church considers itself as carrying the banner of the truth in the world that has allowed itself to be so badly deceived.”
For Cardinal Wilfrid Napier and a number of African clergy, it would seem that a farewell to Obama carries a ring of liberation.
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