A Warning from Pope Francis that Obamacare Navigators should heed

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A Warning from Pope Francis that Obamacare Navigators should heed

Peo­ple often look at Pope Fran­cis and only see one thing, mercy and forgiveness.

Now mercy is a vital mes­sage of the Church. Christ’s pay­ment for man’s sins by his cru­ci­fix­ion makes pos­si­ble sal­va­tion and the Pope is cer­tainly cor­rect in get­ting the mes­sage out invit­ing all to God for­give­ness avail­able to any will­ing to ask.

But if you think he is the type to sim­ply excuse sin, you’d be wrong:

Chris­tians who donated money to the church but stole from the state were lead­ing a “dou­ble life” and were sin­ners who should be punished.

Quot­ing from the Gospel of St Luke in the New Tes­ta­ment, he said: “Jesus says ‘It would be bet­ter for him if a mill­stone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea’,” because “where there is deceit, the Spirit of God can­not be”.

He talked about the cor­rup­tion as an addic­tive drug.

par­ents who earned through bribes or cor­rupt prac­tices had “lost their dig­nity”, and fed their chil­dren “unclean bread”.

He said: “Some of you might say: ‘But this man only did what every­one does!’. But no, not every­one! Some com­pany admin­is­tra­tors, some pub­lic admin­is­tra­tors, some gov­ern­ment admin­is­tra­tors… per­haps there are not even very many. But it’s that atti­tude of the short­cut, of the most com­fort­able way to earn a living.

I find the tim­ing very ironic con­sid­er­ing the new rev­e­la­tions from project Ver­i­tas con­cern­ing the Oba­macare Nav­i­ga­tors:

You lie because your pre­mi­ums will be higher,” one nav­i­ga­tor advises an inves­ti­ga­tor for O’Keefe’s Project Ver­i­tas, who tells the worker he some­times smokes. “Don’t tell them that. Don’t tell ’em.”

The inves­ti­ga­tor then poses as a low-​income worker at a uni­ver­sity who has unre­ported cash income on the side, wor­ry­ing about how that might affect his pre­mium sub­si­dies. That’s no prob­lem for a nav­i­ga­tor, who says, “Don’t get your­self in trou­ble by declar­ing it now.”

Yeah, it didn’t hap­pen,” another nav­i­ga­tor says. One more chimes in: “Never report it.”

and the amounts of money involved

In Texas, some of those peo­ple work for Local 100 United Labor Unions, a New Orleans group run by ACORN founder Wade Rathke. Local 100 is a “sub-​grantee” pro­vid­ing nav­i­ga­tors for the South­ern United Neigh­bor­hoods group, which received a $600,678 grant to pro­mote Oba­macare enroll­ment. It also received a $270,193 grant for sim­i­lar work in Arkansas and a $486,123 grant for Louisiana. Mar­cel Reid, a for­mer dis­si­dent board mem­ber of ACORN who broke with the group in 2008 over its ques­tion­able prac­tices, told me ear­lier this year, “ACORN is form­ing new groups under new mis­man­age­ment, and if Wade Rathke is involved in any of them, it spells trouble.”

Pope Fran­cis again

in his ser­mon he described those involved in cor­rupt prac­tices as “white­washed tombs”, explain­ing that “they appear beau­ti­ful from the out­side, but inside they are full of dead bones and putre­fac­tion.” He said: “A life based on cor­rup­tion is var­nished putrefaction.”

Now of course the Pope wasn’t speak­ing directly to the Oba­macare cor­rup­tion any more than he directly linked these ser­mons to the Curia but I won­der if our friends on the left will be as anx­ious to repeat these words from the Pope in the MSM as they have been others?

I wouldn’t hold my breath wait­ing for it.

People often look at Pope Francis and only see one thing, mercy and forgiveness.

Now mercy is a vital message of the Church. Christ’s payment for man’s sins by his crucifixion makes possible salvation and the Pope is certainly correct in getting the message out inviting all to God forgiveness available to any willing to ask.

But if you think he is the type to simply excuse sin, you’d be wrong:

Christians who donated money to the church but stole from the state were leading a “double life” and were sinners who should be punished.

Quoting from the Gospel of St Luke in the New Testament, he said: “Jesus says ‘It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea’,” because “where there is deceit, the Spirit of God cannot be”.

He talked about the corruption as an addictive drug.

parents who earned through bribes or corrupt practices had “lost their dignity”, and fed their children “unclean bread”.

He said: “Some of you might say: ‘But this man only did what everyone does!’. But no, not everyone! Some company administrators, some public administrators, some government administrators… perhaps there are not even very many. But it’s that attitude of the shortcut, of the most comfortable way to earn a living.

I find the timing very ironic considering the new revelations from project Veritas concerning the Obamacare Navigators:

“You lie because your premiums will be higher,” one navigator advises an investigator for O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, who tells the worker he sometimes smokes. “Don’t tell them that. Don’t tell ’em.”

The investigator then poses as a low-income worker at a university who has unreported cash income on the side, worrying about how that might affect his premium subsidies. That’s no problem for a navigator, who says, “Don’t get yourself in trouble by declaring it now.”

“Yeah, it didn’t happen,” another navigator says. One more chimes in: “Never report it.”

and the amounts of money involved

In Texas, some of those people work for Local 100 United Labor Unions, a New Orleans group run by ACORN founder Wade Rathke. Local 100 is a “sub-grantee” providing navigators for the Southern United Neighborhoods group, which received a $600,678 grant to promote Obamacare enrollment. It also received a $270,193 grant for similar work in Arkansas and a $486,123 grant for Louisiana. Marcel Reid, a former dissident board member of ACORN who broke with the group in 2008 over its questionable practices, told me earlier this year, “ACORN is forming new groups under new mismanagement, and if Wade Rathke is involved in any of them, it spells trouble.”

Pope Francis again

in his sermon he described those involved in corrupt practices as “whitewashed tombs”, explaining that “they appear beautiful from the outside, but inside they are full of dead bones and putrefaction.” He said: “A life based on corruption is varnished putrefaction.”

Now of course the Pope wasn’t speaking directly to the Obamacare corruption any more than he directly linked these sermons to the Curia but I wonder if our friends on the left will be as anxious to repeat these words from the Pope in the MSM as they have been others?

I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for it.