Catholic Bishop Retweets 'Time for Truth' Post, 'Joe Biden is a Heretic, an Apostate'

By Michael W. Chapman | May 5, 2022 | 12:58pm EDT
Catholic Bishop Joseph Strickland.  (Diocese of Tyler, Texas)
Catholic Bishop Joseph Strickland. (Diocese of Tyler, Texas)

(CNS News) -- After a Catholic deacon in Texas tweeted a post stating that "Joe Biden is a heretic" and an "apostate," the Catholic bishop of Tyler, Texas, Joseph Strickland,  retweeted the item and entitled it "Time for truth..."

Although Presiden Biden is a Catholic, he supports abortion and Roe v. Wade, as well as "gay marriage" and other practices that violate the teaching of the Catholic Church. By supporting those things and speaking in their defense, Biden is, in the objective order, backing heresy and causing scandal. An apostate is someone who has essentially abandoned their faith.

In a May 4 tweet, Deacon Keith Fournier wrote, "Let's be completely honest. Joe Biden is a heretic. An apostate. Any Bishop who doesn't acknowledge that, call him to repentance, to the Sacrament of Confession, and INSIST he correct his error as a professing public Catholic is wrong. Sorry, this is a time for TRUTH."

Bishop Strickland retweeted that post and wrote, "Time for truth..."

Bishop Strickland has criticized President Biden's support for abortion in the past. In another May 4 tweet linked to an article about Biden's defense of abortion, Bishop Strickland wrote, "Mr President you are wrong, completely wrong, and as you continue to push this agenda you push the division in this nation to the breaking point. I pray that your hardened heart will open to the sanctity of life for the unborn child & for the mother."

In reference to a leaked copy of an opinion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that calls for overturning Roe v. Wade, President Biden said on Tuesday, "I believe that a woman’s right to choose is fundamental, Roe has been the law of the land for almost fifty years, and basic fairness and the stability of our law demand that it not be overturned."

During the 2020 presidential race, Biden's campaign plan stated, "As president, Biden will work to codify Roe v. Wade, and his Justice Department will do everything in its power to stop the rash of state laws that so blatantly violate the constitutional right to an abortion, such as so-called TRAP laws, parental notification requirements, mandatory waiting periods, and ultrasound requirements."

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