Biden Should Refrain from Making the Sign of the Cross

Joe Biden

President Joe Biden drew laughs when he invoked the name of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and then made the sign of the cross as heavenly protection from uttering the accursed name.

Biden, a devout Catholic, occasionally makes the sign of the cross in joking manner. The religious gesture has several meanings, including as a blessing and as a protection from evil entities.

When Biden, the president of a secular democracy, makes the overtly religious gesture, he does so assuming that the electorate is cognizant of its meaning, and is not offended by it.

Making the sign of the cross is a tangible way of marking yourself as a Christian, especially a Roman Catholic. Protestants, including evangelicals, rarely if ever make the sign of the cross.

Millions of Americans, including devout Catholics who value the separation of church and state, are offended whenever Biden makes the sign of the cross, even when it’s in a joking manner.

Biden not only represents Catholics, he also represents Protestants of all stripes, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and atheists, and he should refrain from making any religious gestures.

If I ever witness Biden making the sign of the cross, I will respond with a gesture of my own, the finger.

Shia LaBeouf’s Conversion to Catholicism Has Exposed His Narcissism

Shia LaBeouf

“LaBeouf was at his mother’s bedside in Los Angeles when she passed, and he has some interesting/terrifying/evangelical thoughts about her passing.

‘My mother was full of fear in her last moments: asking the doctor what this tube was and what that machine did. She was frantic. She was deeply interested in God and spirituality her whole life, but she didn’t know him. Hence her last moments. Her greatest gift to me was to promote, in her dying, the necessity of a relationship with God. Not an interest, not just a belief, but a relationship built on proof as tangible as a hug. Her last gift to me was the ultimate persuasion for faith. She was a good girl. She was loved by many and known by too few. God bless you, Momma.’”


Shia LaBeouf is a recent covert to Catholicism, but the zeal of a new convert doesn’t excuse his dispassionate and disturbing perspective on the death of his mother.

It’s understandable that an octogenarian would be apprehensive, indeed fearful, of the machinery that is keeping her alive on her death bed. There is no sin in being afraid of death or the pain that often accompanies death. LaBeouf is way off base implicitly criticizing his mother for being fearful in her last moments.

The deeply religious, whether they’re Catholics or evangelicals are deeply narcissistic, they view everything through a prism of how it affects their walk with God.

Had I been present at my mom’s deathbed, I would have done anything in my power to alleviate her physical and emotional suffering, and I would have been contemplating all the good that she had done in her life, especially all the good that she had done for me.

This narcissistic actor is essentially saying, “My mom’s agonizing death is a gift from God, He is showing me how unbelievers die in misery. I’m so glad I have a relationship with Him.”

Catholics, and especially evangelicals, are so obsessed with their relationship with Jesus Christ, whom they have never seen, that they neglect relationships with their friends and family whom they see every blessed day.