Sunday, July 18, 2010

Juda Myers: A Hatred for the Catholic Church

Rev. James J. LeBar, an authority on cults, sects and the New Age Movement, describes fundamentalism for us: "Fundamentalism is not a religion of itself. It is a philosophy of a religious way of life that has been assumed by preachers of many denominations...Fundamentalists have developed the notion that they, and they alone, have the only way to eternal salvation.." (Cults, Sects, and the New Age, pp. 51, 54).

Many if not most fundamentalists engage in anti-Catholicism on some level. For example, the fundamentalist group "Mission to Catholics International" has stated that its purpose is "to expose the deceptive teaching and practice of Roman Catholicism in the light of Scripture, to discourage conversions to Roman Catholicism, and to bring Catholics into Biblical Christianity." One of their brochures entitled "The Church of Rome in Perspective," begins with these words, "Pope Paul VI, archpriest of Satan, a deceiver, and an antichrist, has, like Judas, gone to his own place." On July 29, 1984, fundamentalist Jimmy Swaggart suggested that Mother Teresa would go to hell if she were not born again.

A couple of days ago Juda Myers, a pro-life activist whose website may be found here, and who has been promoted by New Hampshire Right To Life while contributing comments to Human Life International's Facebook page, wrote the following to me within a Facebook message:

"Time is running out. We as humans only have a short period to seek and know God here on earth. (Again Catholics talk about a false pergatory (the word is actually Purgatory) - the bible says 1. there death and the judgement 2. to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord) I do not hate you for believing differently as you seem to have issues with those that disagree with you....Jesus said you will know those who love Him by their love for others. That's a great place to start. He loved us all the way to the cross and we owe it to Him to love others. He even commanded we love our enemies. Not too much of that going on in any of the churches."

I did not solicit this comment and had no desire to engage in an exchange with Ms. Myers. She initiated the discussion thread. In a previous comment, Ms. Myers demonstrated her version of "Christian love" by writing, "I am sorry that you have been deceived to think that the CATHOLIC church killing, stealing, overpowering, ostentatious, and filled with the greed for supremacy has any resemblance of Jesus our humble Savior who DIED for His followers. He NEVER sat on a throne on earth and NEVER even suggested for anyone to sit on a throne and be kissed and bowed to...There is a way that seems right unto a man but the end leads to destruction. Their mouths honor me but their hearts are far from me (Jesus' words) Many will say in that day, 'Lord Lord didn't I do this in your name.' and He will say 'Depart from me. I never knew you!' You'd better be absolutely sure the god you serve will save you. Pope of any kind will answer to God almighty. I will go straight to the throne for my headship..." Feel the love. Ms. Myers is actually implying that Catholics are damned and that we serve a false "god." This is why she writes, "You'd better be absolutely sure the god you serve will save you." For Ms. Myers, Catholics are following "deceiving spirits."

Ms. Myers actually wrote me several comments. The last assured me that my "hatred" would destroy me. This after referring to the Church founded by Jesus Christ, His Mystical Body on earth, as an institution which "kills, steals and overpowers" and which is filled with greed and ostentation. Yes, it's obvious that love plays an important role in Ms. Myers brand of Christianity. This charitable soul assured me that even my Rosary devotion is suspect since "the rosary hails Mary more than Jesus."

I suggest that sincere Catholics have nothing to do with Juda Myers.


  1. Joanna2:42 PM

    What a shame that someone who has worked for a worthy cause (pro-life) should succumb to anti-Catholicism.

    1. Anonymous12:19 AM

      She something we have to pray for myers something's wrong with this lady

    2. Anonymous12:21 AM


  2. Anonymous4:14 PM

    Before you make such statements, take time to get to know the indivdual. Those who know Juda, know that the only hatred in her heart is for the Devil and his tatics - one of which is abortion.

    May God shine HIS light into your life and enable you to see into her true intentions.

    May the Lord bless you and keep you. May His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May He lift His countance upon you and give YOU PEACE !

    A saved sanctified saint of God

  3. Anonymous4:52 PM

    It saddens me to hear of anyone attacking the Church Jesus established. His bride. It is very important to witness to these people, the attackers, the love of Christ. Pray for them...our Church is not perfect, because there are many within our Church who undermine Christ's Church. We pray for them too.
    Jesus will not allow His bride to be attacked for long.
    He established our church and history proves it. Peter, was our first Pope. Jesus knew He needed to leave a person in charge, otherwise there would be many problems. You can see this in the Epistles, where the Apostles had to correct and teach those who were doing things apart from the Church.
    There is plenty of proof, historical fact that the One Holy and Apostolic Catholic Church is legit.
    Does that mean bad people will use the church to do bad things, why yes, that is people exercising their free will. We know what the consequence will be for those who rebel against God. No matter if they are in the Church or out of the Church.
    Let's remember to love and teach. No need to get pithy,
    Remember, Saul, was killing early Christians before his conversion, so anyone can be converted, it's not up to us, it's up to Jesus. He can knock anyone off of their high horse all for His glory!

  4. God bless you Paul for exposing this anti-Catholic bigot. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen said it best: "There are not a hundred people in America who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions of people who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church— which is, of course, quite a different thing."

  5. Anonymous, while I respect your right to your own beliefs, words have meaning. You assert that Ms. Myers only has hatred in her heart for the Devil and his tactics and not for the Catholic Church. How then do you interpret her words?

    I thank you for your prayers for me. Most especially the prayer for peace. You might want to include Ms. Myers in that particular intention.

    Pax Christi!

  6. Anonymous1:48 PM

    How interesting that Juda painstakingly took the time to bash the Church - and you - yet she says right on the front of her own website ( "Thank you Catholic Church for Saving My Life." Clicking that link takes you to a page where she sings the praises of the Church for their pro-life efforts and has pictures of herself with Father Pavone.


    I challenge Juda to clarify herself. If your previous words to Mr. Melanson were a mistake, Ms. Myers, then say so and use your pro-life campaign to work with the Church in a spirit of ecumenism.

    If you disagree with our teachings because of your spiritual background, and you can nevertheless do so respectfully and work side by side with Catholics because you see good in what we do and see us as your brothers and sisters, great. God knows we could do with less hatred and fighting between those who claim to love the same Christ in this world.

    But you can't praise the Church for championing life at all stages, then turn around and kick her in the teeth. Either you believe you're embracing an angel or cursing the devil, it can't be both.

  7. Well said Anon. I can live with the attacks on me. But when someone attacks the Catholic Church, they attack my Lord Jesus. That I cannot - and will not - stand for.

    I echo your call.

  8. I met her and really enjoyed her. I am saddened by her comments and will be praying for her to come to understand the Church better. This is so unfortunate...

  9. Anonymous12:13 AM

    Juda Myers is a very hateful lady. She has evil in her heart only cares about her fame. Making herself look like she's something that she's not. Taking donation from people not really helping the pregnant women that she is claiming to help. I think is is a snake and she doesn't stand up as a Christian person all about her being in the spot light and paying people to do her dirty work

  10. Anonymous5:46 PM

    This Juda myers I don't get her at all she is attacking people and using them to get what she wants. Than she hurt people. Telling people to stay away from the Catholics why? I don't understand how she can hate people

  11. Anonymous5:48 PM

    I meet her and she seem nice but got a discernment about her. That I didn't like at
    "All" I pray the pregnant centers watch out for this lady.