Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Trump Issues Procalamation on 850th Anniversary of Saint Thomas Becket's Martyrdom

Edit: I strongly doubt that Saint Thomas would have approved of Religious Liberty.

[whitehouse.gov] Today is the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket on December 29, 1170. Thomas Becket was a statesman, a scholar, a chancellor, a priest, an archbishop, and a lion of religious liberty.

Before the Magna Carta was drafted, before the right to free exercise of religion was enshrined as America’s first freedom in our glorious Constitution, Thomas gave his life so that, as he said, “the Church will attain liberty and peace.”

The son of a London sheriff and once described as “a low‑born clerk” by the King who had him killed, Thomas Becket rose to become the leader of the church in England. When the crown attempted to encroach upon the affairs of the house of God through the Constitutions of Clarendon, Thomas refused to sign the offending document. When the furious King Henry II threatened to hold him in contempt of royal authority and questioned why this “poor and humble” priest would dare defy him, Archbishop Becket responded “God is the supreme ruler, above Kings” and “we ought to obey God rather than men.”



Unknown said...

There is no doubt about it.
Religious liberty is a snare of devil. And the free masonry.

CJ said...

I can hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth at the USCCB and the Vatican from here. Especially from Wilton. If seeing President Trump holding a bible made him wet his pants, his sphincter is really gonna pucker over this!