|The temptation of Jesus|
And the devil took him up, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, and said to him, "To you I will give all this authority and their glory; for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. If you, then, will worship me, it shall all be yours."Mephistopheles himself could not have written a more diabolical piece on the Governor and the passing of the homosexual "marriage" law than the one written by Maureen Dowd in Tuesday's New York Times.
And Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.'"
– Luke 4:5-8
There are too many diabolical twists of logic and the truth in one short article to count, beginning with the very premise that Cuomo should be proud of his place in history as the governor that brought homosexual "marriage" to New York against the wishes of the people.
The most satanic imagery evoked in the article is when Cuomo describes rushing to sign the bill before the clock struck midnight on a Friday while the ink was still wet. Was there a ritual importance in Cuomo's mind in officially signing the bill into life on the same day that Our Lord was crucified? Did he feel a spiritual oneness with Pontius Pilate as he imprinted his autograph on this perverted bill?
The perversity of the article reaches its climax when Cuomo compares himself with Thomas More. He claims to be standing up against religion in the same manner as the saintly figure that upheld the teachings of the Catholic Church against the hedonistic King of England. It takes a truly twisted mind to make such a comparison. One has to wonder about the state of the soul of the Governor, if he still has one.
The devil's sales pitch is always that the soul is worth nothing, and that in exchange for this worthless possession he will reward his client with riches and power. Dear Andrew, you have your reward. Time will tell if it was worth the price.
The younger Governor Cuomo speaks of an indescribable feeling as he was lauded by the cheering and adoring throngs at the "gay pride" parade on Sunday. On the day of the Resurrection, Andrew was basking in the adulation of the anti-Christians. On the day that Our Savior rose, Andrew plummeted. The rush that he felt was the rush of the first high that a junkie gets as he starts down the path to addiction.
Cuomo says, "In my 30 years in government, I never felt what I felt in that parade. Just the difference we made in people’s lives, how we touched people and made them feel good about society. It was really magic." He has become a sorcerer's apprentice. So naturally, he should feel surrounded by magic (or magick).
When asked if he was afraid of going to Hell as a result of his actions, Dowd tells us that he "chuckled" and made a tasteless joke saying that it depends on "which level". I suppose this is his coded way of saying that he does not believe in Hell and dismissing its existence. One can imagine Dowd exchanging a wink with him.
There is one line near the beginning of the article that seems to be an openly defiant gesture by Dowd and Cuomo, both self-proclaimed Catholics. And you can bet that Dowd would not have published a word of this article without approval from the Governor and his staff, especially any direct quotes attributed to Cuomo. Here it is and don't try to tell me that this is not a direct slap in the face of the Catholic Church.
“It’s troubling for me as a Catholic to be at odds with the church,” he began, before dissolving into a wry laugh.One definition for "wry" is a mocking humor. Dowd and Cuomo think they have had the last laugh at the expense of the Church.
Padre Pio once told a man that said he didn't believe in Hell, "you will when you get there." I think the saintly priest knew what he was talking about.
I pity the Governor. I would not trade places with him for all the gold in the world.
And just in case any of us should forget, Cuomo himself raised the spectre of the ghostly spirit that hovers over the state of New York when he said, "the Republican Party in this state has always been a moderate Republican Party, a Rockefeller party."
The Rockefeller's of New York, the mighty aristocratic family that dares to challenge the Church established by Jesus Christ, are the ones always working behind the scenes. Even if only in spirit.
St. Andrew, brother of Simon Peter and Apostle of Jesus Christ; who immediately recognized Jesus as the Messiah, pray for us and for Governor Andrew Cuomo your namesake.