Friday, November 14, 2008

No Communion for You

The Rev. Jay Scott Newman, a South Carolina Roman Catholic priest, has warned his parishioners that they will be committing a deadly sin if they voted for Barack Obama and accept Holy Communion before doing penance. His rationale? That supporting the pro-choice Obama “constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil”. He goes on to describe Obama as “the most radical pro-abortion politician ever to serve in the United States Senate”, though I find it hard to believe anyone could top Vermont senator Coathanger McFetussucker, who performed upwards of seven hundred abortions on the Senate floor from 1952 to 1964. While the doctrine of who should and shouldn’t eat crackers while pretending they’re human flesh is largely set by local bishops, the Catholic Church as a whole has set its sights on the abortion issue as the topic most important to their faith, saying that there is nothing more important in God’s eyes than children, or as the Church calls them, diddle fodder. More details here.

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