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January 4, 2006
Pope, Pastor, and Paul

I thought some of you might be interested in hearing from the pope's latest defender. The following commentaries were written by the former mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, left-wing icon, crypto-communist, 1960s student-riot leader Paul Soglin. Of course, Mr. Soglin may still be upset with me for holding a press conference in the state capitol during which a number of us pastors called for his resignation on account of his promotion of perversion. As you read the well-read editorials by Mr. Soglin, I have no doubt that you will rejoice with me that he chose to include some excerpts from our tract An Urgent Plea to Roman Catholics. "He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong" (Job 5:13).

Pastor Ralph Ovadal

December 23, 2005
Tom Reynolds Takes on Homos and the Pope

The more I thought about yesterday's post, the more I realized that Wisconsin State Senator Tom Reynolds needed his own post about his cavorting with the anti-Catholic crowd. To set the record straight, in 2003 Reynolds attended the International Conference on Homo-Fascism.

These are the folks who brought us An Urgent Plea to Roman Catholics.  Since that conference (Homo-Fascism) in 2003, Reynolds has refused to disavow these religious bigots and he prints for the organizers of the conference:

The InStep story along with dueling AW and WCU press releases drew the attention of Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel political columnists Cary Spivak & Dan Bice, who followed up with Reynolds and confirmed his presence at the Homo Fascism conference. In their January 13, 2004 piece the columnists wrote: “ ‘It sounded interesting,’ said the West Allis senator who owns a small print shop. ‘I don’t know much about them. I do a little printing for them.’” The “little printing” included a number of WCU brochures. Some of WCU titles are “A Little Discrimination Can Be a Good Thing,” “Homosexuality: The Truth” and “Is Someone You Know A Bugger?”

But I digress.

The purpose of the post is look at what Reynold's buddies say about the Roman Catholic Church:

An Urgent Pleas to Roman Catholics

  • The Word of God and the word of the Roman Church are at direct odds with each other on many foundational issues including, most critically, how one receives forgiveness and salvation from God. It is impossible for one to be obedient to both the Roman Church and the Bible, just as it is impossible to follow both the pope and Jesus.
  • In light of the Roman Catholic claims about their first pope, it seems more than a little strange that only James and Jude wrote less of the New Testament than Peter wrote. There is a plethora of other biblical evidences which make it obvious that the Roman Church is dead wrong when it comes to its claims about the papacy
  • Surely, the checkered and at times sordid history of the papacy is also proof that the pope is not the infallible, holy vicar of Christ. Some popes have been fornicators, homosexuals, and murderers as even Roman Catholic historians admit. Many have been grasping political opportunists. Popes have anathematized their predecessors, wielded power over civil rulers in an ungodly fashion, and presided over horrific, brutal events for which the modern Roman Church has ended up offering tepid apologies under great pressure. How could such men be the “vicar of Christ”? The Roman Catholic Church is in great conflict with God’s Word over the papacy.
  • What Jesus Christ has commanded His followers to do as a “remembrance” of His death and their inheritance of eternal life through belief in Him (Lk. 22:19-20), the Roman Church has turned into a blasphemous, pagan ritual which misleads millions and keeps them in bondage, separated from Christ and salvation. No true Christian can have any part of it (I Cor. 10:20-22).
  • Those who teach that man must do certain works to achieve salvation are presumptuously teaching that man can do the impossible and satisfy God’s perfect standard of justice and holiness by human efforts. They are also blasphemously teaching that once those works have been done, God must grant salvation or owe the worker a debt (Rom. 4:4-5)! The Roman Catholic Church cannot be the true Church since it teaches this false gospel (Gal. 1:8-9)!
  • The man the Roman Catholic Church claims was the first pope was married (I Cor. 9:5)! Here again, the Roman Church is teaching a false doctrine and wresting the Scriptures (II Pet. 3:15-18). Will you believe God’s Word or trust your eternity to a church which legislates and upholds a doctrine of devils?


It is too late for Reynolds to renounce this bigotry.  No responsible adult in public office can be excused for such horrendous judgment in selecting his buddies.

Are there any Roman Catholics remaining in the district who will vote for Reynolds?  Waddya think, President Bush?   


President Bush suddenly recalling that Pastor Ralph Ovadal told him: "Call upon the name of the Lord for salvation instead of praying to Mary and 'the saints' and relying on pagan rituals. Then follow Jesus and live your life according to God’s Holy Word instead of the corrupt decrees of Rome."


December 27, 2005
More Tom Reynolds: Wisconsin State Senator and Catholic Church

We need mainstream media coverage of Wisconsin State Senator Tom Reynolds' relationship with Ralph Ovadal's Pilgrims Covenant Church and its bitter denunciation of the Roman Catholic Church.

I do not attribute any of Ovadal's tirades to Reynolds.  Reynolds has every right to print Ovadal's screeds. Reynolds can associate with whomever he pleases. None of this means that Reynolds subscribes to Ovadal's claim that Catholicism is "a doctrine of devils " and "that it is impossible to follow both the pope and Jesus."

However, as a public official closely associated with Ovadal, Reynolds has an obligation to the people of his district and Wisconsin to tell us where he stands. And the press has an obligation to pursue this story.

As far as I can tell this issue was first raised by Watchdogmilwaukee on September 18, 2005.  We know Reynold's position on gays (against), speeding tickets (against), and cutting school spending (for). What is his position on Ovadal's attacks on Catholicism?

For the orginal Waxingamerica post:  Tom Reynolds.

Related articles:
3-25-06—A New Pope-Defending Coalition?
4-1-05—The Pope's Death: A Defining Moment


This web site contains references to Wisconsin Christians United (WCU). That ministry, which was founded by Ralph Ovadal in 1993, has been included as a ministry of Pilgrims Covenant Church since April 1, 2005. 

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