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

  1. Antonio A. Badilla says:

    Don, you wrote about the humanity of Cuomo as if that were the issue, The issue is the humanity of the unborn he does not recognize as being an unborn human being living in the womb of the mother where a child should feel safe. You’re are also making a moral equivalence between abortion and the death penalty. One is a crime that can’t even be supported by a Catholic, the other is a matter of prudential judgment.

  2. Calem says:

    Don – the Catholic Church is opposed to the death penalty in MOST cases, but not all. The same goes for necessary war, which also causes the unfortunate loss of life. It does not make him hypocritical to hold this view, whereas it most certainly does when a leader “claims” to be Catholic without standing up for the Church’s basic hard line beliefs.

  3. April says:

    Don…the death penalty is addressed specifically in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. You should look it up.

  4. Rich says:

    Watch out cuomo or Cardinal Dolan will start telling jokes about you showing up the idiot you are.

  5. Kay says:

    We, as Catholics, should not support FoxNews bearing false witness against Governor Cuomo and should listen to the radio interview for ourselves to put his comments in context. We, as Catholics, should understand that Governor Cuomo was addressing extreme right wing POLITICIANS, and was stating the facts that over 70% of the electorate in NY state does not support their platform and, while we have our own beliefs, we should not pass judgment on Governor Cuomo for stating facts. I personally am ashamed that Catholics would allow themselves to be so manipulated by unethical “News” outlets instead of looking for truth. If you want to listen to the radio interview for yourself, it is here: http://www.wcny.org/jan-17-2014-gov-cuomo-comptroller-dinapoli-bill-hammond-susan-lerner/

    1. Antonio A. Badilla says:

      “We, as Catholics, should understand that Governor Cuomo was addressing extreme right wing POLITICIANS.” Even if that were the truth, what gives Cuomo the right to tell anyone they can’t be a part of New York? Have you heard of any Cuomo’s counterpart saying liberals should stay out of their state and city?

  6. Dr Hook says:

    As a Catholic I am shocked at Governor Cuomo’s comments. One of many who claim to be Catholic, perhaps in ‘name only’. His views certainly do not reflect those of the Catholic Church I am a member of.

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