Cuomo says pro-lifers not welcome in New York, Jindal invites them to Louisiana

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Governor Bobby Jindal (pictured on the right) is letting pro-life New Yorkers know that they will feel right at home in his state of Louisiana.

“Hey displaced and persecuted New Yorkers… You can find refuge, loving people, and great food in Louisiana,” Gov. Jindal said on his Facebook wall.

Jindal’s offer comes in response to the radical remarks made by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo last Friday.

Sounding like a Soviet Commissar, Cuomo said that holding certain opinions means you should not live in the Empire State. 

“If they are extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York,” Cuomo said in a radio interview

The Buffalo News reports that Cuomo defined “extreme conservatism” as being “anti-gay” by opposing same-sex marriage, opposing legal abortion, and favoring legalization of assault weapons.

Cuomo claims to be Catholic despite his strident support for abortion and same-sex marriage. He remains a scandal to the Catholic faithful. His father Mario Cuomo served as Governor of New York from 1983-1994, but is better known in Catholic circles for promoting the canard of being ‘personally opposed’ to abortion but unable to ‘impose’ that ‘religious’ view on others. (I wrote about both Cuomo men here.)

Unlike Cuomo, Bobby Jindal is a Catholic politician we can proud of. He is pro-life, pro-marriage, and has been a strong advocate of school choice. Glad to see him respond to Cuomo’s nasty remarks with welcoming arms.

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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