California governor Gavin Newsom: "I want to apologize to you. I want to preach and practice, not just preach and not practice."
One week from today, Californians will decide the fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom. The Sept. 14 recall is the first of three gubernatorial elections this year — each pitting a fake Catholic Democrat against a conservative Republican challenger.
As Church Militant's Martina Moyski explains — more than mere contests between candidates, these elections are moral tests of the voters themselves. Under the reign of Gavin Newsom, the Golden State has lost its fabled luster.
Described as a "malignant Ken doll," the governor has presided over a quality-of-life decline marked by tyrannical lockdowns, crushing taxes and a withering middle class.
Newsom: "I don't anticipate that normalcy many of us wish for happening anytime soon."
More troubling — Newsom's role in California's moral collapse. As mayor of San Francisco in 2004, he illegally performed same-sex "weddings," fueling a movement that led to the imposition of gay "marriage" nationwide in 2015.
As governor, he's signed bills enabling gay sex predators to avoid the state's sex offender registry and opened women's prisons to gender-confused male inmates. If Newsom is recalled next week, conservative firebrand Larry Elder will likely succeed him.
On the East Coast, voters in two states will head to the polls Nov. 2. In New Jersey, incumbent Phil Murphy is fighting a challenge by faithful Catholic Jack Ciattarelli. Presented with an assisted-suicide bill early in his tenure, Murphy claimed he agonized over the decision before him.
Murphy: "As a lifelong, practicing Catholic, I am torn between certain principles of my Faith and my compassion for those who suffer unnecessary and often intolerable pain at the end of their lives."
But Murphy chose death over doctrine, green-lighting self-murder in April 2019.
In Virginia, former governor Terry McAuliffe has set his sights on a return to Richmond, facing off against Evangelical Glenn Youngkin. The longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton led the commonwealth from 2014 to 2018. During that time, he reversed multiple pro-life measures, remaining stubbornly pro-abortion.
The records of Newsom, Murphy and McAuliffe are marked by promotion of perversion and stained with the blood of the unborn and infirm. Voters know what they'll get if they return these men to office. The question before them is whether they want more of the same.
Catholics are the largest religious demographic in California and New Jersey and the second largest in Virginia. Catholic voters, therefore, have the power to help save their states from moral ruin. Whether they choose to do so remains to be seen.