Andrew Cuomo Should be Excommunicated

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s a practicing Catholic. He attends church with his live-in girlfriend, supports abortion on demand, and pushed for the legalization of homosexual marriage.

Gov. Cuomo’s latest directive is to make abortion on demand even easier to obtain in the Empire State by enacting the Reproductive Health Act that he says will “protect a woman’s freedom of choice. . . . Because it’s her body, it’s her choice.”

The governor and his legislative lemmings just passed a draconian gun control bill designed to protect the children of New York. Almost in the same breath, the same governor, wants to enact legislation that will kill more children every day in the state of New York than were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Where is the priest of his parish? Where is the Bishop of his diocese? This man should be excommunicated from the church. The Church is complicit in the guilt of this man and other Church members who will vote with him on this bloody law.

And yet, he remains a member in good standing in the Church. He attends the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, in Albany. I doubt know where he is a member, but he must be a member somewhere.

All we’re getting from the Catholic hierarchy is “disappointment” in the governor:

“Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York expressed ‘great disappointment’ in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement to move forward with the state’s proposed Reproductive Health Act. . . . ‘I am hard-pressed to think of a piece of legislation that is less needed or more harmful than this one,’ Cardinal Dolan wrote in a Jan. 9 letter to Gov. Cuomo, who is Catholic.”

That’s it? “Great disappointment,” “less needed,” “harmful”? This new bill, if passed, will give women the right to kill their pre-born baby right up until the time of delivery. No wonder today’s church is viewed as irrelevant and impotent.

Is the church afraid of losing membership because there are millions of Catholics who agree with the governor’s political positions on abortion and homosexual marriage? If this is true, then it’s time to clean house beyond the governor’s mansion.

What about “separation of church and state”? Should the church get mixed up in politics? This is not a political issue. It’s a moral issue. The apostle Paul had to deal with someone in the church of Corinth who had “has his father’s wife” (1 Cor. 5:1). Paul tells the Corinthians about their toleration of such gross immorality:

“You have become arrogant and have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be removed from your midst. For I, on my part, though absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though I were present. In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and I with you in spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus, I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. . . . REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES” (vv. 2–5, 13).

Excommunication does not remove the governor from office; it removes him from the church and its sacraments. I know this doesn’t mean much to many people today, but it means a great deal to God and the long-term health of the church.








Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. He is the author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles.

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  • Hudmar

    This Nation is Moraly Broken.

  • Mudpuppy

    Well, the leadership of the church is mostly leftist. Remember “liberation theology”? So they have to tip-toe around such things.

  • AppraisHer

    Andrew Cuomo should be Excoriated.

  • fliteking
    • Marj0120

      I went to that site and emailed them. I am not a Catholic but am respectful of others and how they worship. Doing and saying nothing beyond this blog doesn’t change anything other than us blowing off steam, so take a moment and let the church know what you think.

      • fliteking

        Agreed. Without action we have nothing more than words.

  • TEXAS DEPUTY

    Obama has condemned the Catholic Church as a ‘hate group’, yet the Pope praised Obama for his attacks on the the United States 22nd Constitutional Amendment?! If the Catholic Church had any power at all, it would have Obama removed from office! I know people who claim to be devout Catholics, but despite Obama’s attacks on these same people’s Catholic beliefs, still blindly voted for Obama, even though he is ineligible to hold the Office of President of the United States, and disses their Church!!!…What’s wrong with that picture?!…

  • TEXAS DEPUTY

    Starbucks, over priced crap! Dunkin’ Donuts, that’s the ticket!!!…

  • http://www.dailykenn.com/ Daily Kenn

    Obama’s disrespect and disregard of Catholics was due to CiNOs (Catholics in Name Only). I suppose Cuomo’s continuance in Catholicism is little more than religious cover to add a tinge of respectability to his amorality. Yep, the Catholic hierarchy is enabling Cuomo by giving him a pass.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/ronald.r.johnson.357 Ronald R. Johnson

    Cuomo,Biden,Pelosie and every other Catholic in our government that votes to kill babies should be Excommunicated and Catholics by the thousands should start writing to the Pope demanding that all of them be Excommunicated or have him tell us the church has changed it’s stand on killing innocent babies and thousands of us can leave the church and find one with back bone!

  • Mudpuppy

    This is actually nothing new. The Catholic church has been in bed with despotic governments for centuries. It’s how they maintain their power and fortune.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Esolen/1184164082 Tony Esolen

    Don’t do it for his sake. Do it for the sake of the fence sitters. Do it to warn others, or to wake them up. Heck, it isn’t as if he hasn’t persisted in grave sin for many years.

  • http://twitter.com/JJWillmann Julyette J Willmann

    I agree he should be excommunicated, but that can only happen if it is a member of the clergy. They can be barred from taking communion. To do so would be a mortal sin. It’s a shame. I’d like to get rid of nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden and if Nancy Pelosi thinks Teddy Kennedy is looking down from heaven ….. she hasn’t paid attention to mass.

  • http://twitter.com/ninammam Nina

    Remove the Pig from office not the church!!!

  • Regina Forbes

    Cumo said that there’s no place in NY for Conservatives, well there’s NO PLACE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR HIM!!

    EXCOMMUNICATE CUOMO!