The last time I was with the highly-respected international journalist Christiane Amanpour was on a rooftop in Calcutta for a CNN interview during the days of Mother Teresa's funeral. On that memorable day September 12, 1997, the popular reporter was in military fatigues, like a war correspondent. In Cleveland, we encountered each other again on the "front-lines of history." This time at the GOP Convention, both wearing navy blue pantsuits with the star-spangled banner back-drop of red, white and blue stars and stripes. At first it felt like re-connecting was mutually uplifting. But by the time we parted it seemed as though the iconic global news person may have actually been more comfortable had she been once again in protective attire. The "shock and awe" on her face when she interviewed me live asking what seemed to be a gotcha question, but in fact there was only one possible true response. Holding the mike-recorder close to my face passionately grilling me in her well-known authoritative style and commanding tone, she demanded to know who would Mother Teresa vote for? Without missing a heart-beat I smiled and exclaimed "Trump of course!" Stunned Christiane blurted out, "But why?" I joyfully responded, "Because Trump is Pro-Life."
This high-powered professional gasped a deep breath and instantly re-loaded her journalistic persona as the sparks ignited in her eyes, then she came at me aggressively glaring with the argument, "What about Trump being pro-choice in the past?" Firmly I responded, "Donald Trump is Pro-Life." I know categorically by first-hand experience with Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity around the world, that being "pro-life" is the single most important political and spiritual position that matters most to this beloved saint and to all people of faith. Those who profess to follow Judeo-Christian teachings must vote for "pro-life" candidates or they choose humanism over the Sacred and Divine.
"Culture of Hardness of Heart"
The politically convenient, cowardice position that Tim Kaine holds of being "personally against abortion" but then supporting abortion on demand legislation, proudly acclaiming his 100% voting record with Planned Parenthood is anti-Catholic. Because it is totally contrary to the Divine Teachings of Jesus Christ. And Hillary Clinton brazenly touting her photo-op with Mother Teresa as some sort of endorsement from the "Saint of Unborn Children" is a travesty. Nuns in her order candidly share that Hillary Clinton, when she ran for the U.S. Senate, was told by Sister Nirmala first successor of Mother Teresa to stop promoting the photo of her with Mother Teresa because Mother would never support Hillary's political position on abortion and life.
Tim Kaine, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden and other "Catholic" politicians that succumb to being "wolves in sheep's clothing" are on a slippery-slope for their future since they have great influence over many souls. Every-time a politician stands up for Planned Parenthood being able to kill a child in the womb, they stand against God. Even renowned feminist Naomi Wolf spoke out and said we must call abortion what it really is- "a mother killing her child" and "a culture of hardness of heart." Where is the "heart" when someone lies so easily to mothers who lost their sons in Benghazi or to girls aspiring to be leaders with the lie that it's okay for a woman to kill her baby, as it is only her body and her life that matters. That is the biggest lie, because it leads to depression and untold consequences.
An "Illumination of Conscience" for politicians who allow and promote abortion as a "human right" validating the national disgrace of killing babies in the womb, is a national emergency. It is recorded that more than 60 million innocent American lives have been slaughtered by abortion since the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court legalized this atrocity and infanticide. Abortion has now reached the magnitude of more loss of life than the fatal devastation of World War II. The fact is there is only one truly Supreme Court and it is not in Washington D.C. So for politicians walking the tight-rope of "faith or politics," be careful. It is not any man nor woman whom ultimately decides your future. "For what shall it profit a man [or woman], if he [or she] shall gain the whole world, and lose his [or her) own soul? (Matthew 8:6)." Those who sell their souls to the devil for fleeting fame and fortune, lose the only election that matters-eternal life.
The Democrat Party has good, caring people but sadly the leadership has allowed dark, self-centered and greed-driven influences to transform it into the "party of hardened hearts"- it has a platform now which is undeniably anti-motherhood, anti-children, anti-adoption, anti-life, anti-love and anti-peace. Christiane Amanpour, whom I admire immensely for her courage and outspoken opinions of global issues asked the pertinent question for this election: Who would Mother Teresa vote for to be President of the United States? The only answer is Donald Trump with the Republican Party Platform, because Democrats have abandoned children in favor of supporting the grossly profitable industry of abortion, from forced taxpayer funding to the creepy sale of fetal parts for profit. The GOP is the only "party pro-life with open hearts" promoting adoption. Mother Teresa prayed to God that He continue to use her to help people find love in this world and attain eternal life.
America-Please Listen to Mother Teresa
Seriously consider her direct words to Hillary Clinton in 1994 at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C.:
We are talking of love of the child, which is where love and peace must begin.
But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child -
a direct killing of the innocent child - murder by the mother herself.
And if we accept that a mother can kill her own child,
how can we tell other people not to kill one another?
How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love.
The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts.
By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems.
And by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take
any responsibility at all
for the child he has brought into the world.
Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love,
but to use any violence to get what they want.
That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.
And for this... I appeal everywhere: "Let us bring the child back."
The child is God's gift to the family. Each child is created in the special image and
likeness of God for greater things - to love and to be loved. This is the only way that
our children are the only hope for the future. As other people are called to God,
only their children can take their places.
From our children's home in Calcutta alone, we have saved over 3000 children from abortion.
These children have brought such love and joy to their adopting
and have grown up so full of love and joy.
"Let Us Bring The Child Back"
The John Paul II Life Center in Austin, Texas is a model of what is possible for saving lives of children and helping families. During my visit there I learned that the most loving ways to help a mother and child is to provide ultrasounds, counseling and adoption assistance.
Planned Parenthood, on the other hand, is the leading organization providing abortions on demand permanently harming mothers and children. The 2016 GOP Platform specifically calls them out regarding abortion and supports withholding taxpayer funding for any organization which aborts children and sells fetal parts. As a member of the 2016 GOP Platform Committee it was gratifying to be part of the work that by God's grace strengthened our position on life to include supporting funding for ultrasounds and adoption assistance to help mothers, their babies and families find love and experience joy.
In closing, I invited Christiane Amanpour to please join me at the canonization of Mother Teresa as a saint this September with the Holy Father, Pope Francis. I hope she is present for this joyful historic event and I have the privilege of meeting her again.
Fellow Americans, Mothers and Fathers, Alleluia. Amen.