No one has been specifically “called out”; nor did I suggest otherwise. When a bishop takes a political stand, however, when his position is rejected the typical argument is that the disagreement is with the church, not the bishop, or, as you have been doing, arguing that there is a moral component to political issues, which surely suggests that this is the bishops’ position, thus whoever opposes the bishops has chosen the immoral side. It is the implication that a bishop’s political views are somehow more moral than anyone else’s that I object to.
I’m sure we all speak the truth as we see it, but their political views are opinions, not moral truths.
My comments were directed at their specific proposals, however many or few they may be. This is also a topic I have addressed this same way for years. When the bishops eschew publicizing their political preferences I’ll not have anything to object to. I’m not holding my breath.
You raised the issue. I responded to it. I’m happy to return to criticizing the bishops’ comments.
No, you’re mixing arguments. My objection to the bishops is one thing, my defense of the arguments used by others is something else entirely.
Again, you have conflated two different arguments, and the responses I make to one are not applicable to the other.