ethics, government

Catholics supported Hitler’s rise to dictator

Hitler had a minority government in 1933.

The Enabling Act (GermanErmächtigungsgesetz) was a 1933 Weimar Constitution amendment that gave the German Cabinet – in effect, Chancellor Adolf Hitler – the power to enact laws without the involvement of the Reichstag. …

The Enabling Act gave Hitler plenary powers. It followed on the heels of the Reichstag Fire Decree, which abolished most civil liberties …

The combined effect of the two laws was to transform Hitler’s government into a legal dictatorship. …

The Party of Catholics supported it.

Hitler negotiated with the Centre Party‘s chairman, Ludwig Kaas, a Catholic priest, finalising an agreement by 22 March. Kaas agreed to support the Act in exchange for assurances of the Centre Party’s continued existence, the protection of Catholics’ civil and religious liberties, religious schools and the retention of civil servants affiliated with the Centre Party.

As we know, the Catholic Church and Pope Pius XII did not do enough to challenge the Nazis or Mussolini.

Trump is not Hitler … but the Catholics supporting him reminded me of how Evangelical Christians support Trump.

Pastor John Pavlovitz calls out Christians who support Donald Trump:

“… It’s about my disbelief at your sudden tolerance for his infidelity, his cruelty, his intellectual ignorance, his disrespect for the rule of law—things you once claimed you could never abide. …

… my disappointment at your easily manipulated nationalistic fervor; how the God and Guns, America First, Love it or Leave it rhetoric … ”

Trump-Supporting Friend—This Really isn’t About Donald Trump

Jesus would denounce almost everything Trump says and does. I have no respect for any Christian who supports the hateful President.

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