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Catholic 527 Ad Criticizing McCain
Cleveland Plain Dealer ^

Posted on 09/23/2008 5:59:10 AM PDT by killer_rat

A pro-life Catholic group called Catholics United will begin running a cable television ad in Catholic sections of Cleveland, Youngstown and Dayton on Friday that criticizes Sen. John McCain's support for the Iraq war and his August 2007 vote against a bill to provide health care for uninsured children.

"Senator McCain, when will you start defending all human life, without exception?" asks the woman in the ad, who identifies herself as a pro-life mother of three children. The Cleveland-area ads will run for a week on the CNN, Fox News, Headline News, Home & Garden and AMC networks. The ads will also run in Pennsylvania and Michigan.


TOPICS: Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: 527; bravosierra; catholic; catholics; cino; electionads; godgap; mccainpalin; moralabsolutes; notapeacemovement; notaprolifemovement; proabortioncatholics; prolife; religiousleft
I saw this ad on Fox last night. Having been raised Catholic and having attended Catholic school (including college), this just confirms for me that the Benedictine Sisters and the Sisters of Mercy (amongst other groups) are the biggest bunch of hypocrites I've ever encountered. They scream and demonstrate when convicted killers are being put to death, but when asked why they support a political party that supports killing the unborn innocent, their silence is deafening. I realize that this is a 527, but this is a disgrace to the church.
1 posted on 09/23/2008 5:59:11 AM PDT by killer_rat
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To: killer_rat

“CINO’s” United


2 posted on 09/23/2008 6:00:46 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: killer_rat

Huh, no condemnation of the death penalty? The nuns must be slipping, or sipping.


3 posted on 09/23/2008 6:02:28 AM PDT by DManA
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To: killer_rat

I haven’t seen it, but it sounds like that ad from a couple of months ago where the lady says you(McCain) can’t have her baby for a 100yr war in Iraq.


4 posted on 09/23/2008 6:02:38 AM PDT by Doug TX
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To: killer_rat

Same here. They are saying that Obama, a proponent of all abortions and infanticide for any who survive a botched abortion, is a better choice than McCain. On the war issue, Obama has supported most of the funding bills for the war, doesn’t this make him complicit? I had the Sisters of no Mercy, they should stick to teaching.


5 posted on 09/23/2008 6:03:19 AM PDT by mortal19440
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To: killer_rat
"a pro-life Catholic group"

Isn't that redundant?
6 posted on 09/23/2008 6:04:00 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: killer_rat

If this ad isn’t running against Obama also, the Sisters’ credibility is blown away.


7 posted on 09/23/2008 6:08:40 AM PDT by Melinda
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To: jaydubya2

http://www.catholicsforchoice.org/about/default.asp


8 posted on 09/23/2008 6:11:38 AM PDT by isom35
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To: killer_rat

I agree that this is a disgrace to the church. I am wondering, can the church lose its tax exempt status by being involved in politics at this level?


9 posted on 09/23/2008 6:11:43 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign state.)
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To: killer_rat; Salvation; NYer; narses; A.A. Cunningham

I think FReepers might want to spend a little time reading the “Catholics United” website.

Among those positions they uphold:

Catholics United Study Finds that Overturning Roe v. Wade Will Have Minimal Effect on U.S. Abortion Rate

Knights of Columbus Ad Campaign Distracts Catholics from the Real Issues of this Election

Catholics United Statement on Barack Obama’s Selection of Senator Joe Biden as Running Mate (supports Biden)

A Million Doors for Peace (”end the war in Iraq”)

http://www.catholics-united.org/


10 posted on 09/23/2008 6:14:11 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: killer_rat

Jesus Christ was a community organizer, pontius pilot was a governor, blah blah blah.

If McCain opposes the bailout, it will blow the race wide open. He can tack hard right against Democratic socialism. Obama will be stuck defending the liberals in congress.


11 posted on 09/23/2008 6:14:11 AM PDT by o2bfree
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To: jaydubya2
Well, they're not really pro life - they're more pro decision... From their website:

Catholics for Choice shapes and advances sexual and reproductive ethics that are based on justice, reflect a commitment to women’s well being and respect and affirm the moral capacity of women and men to make sound decisions about their lives.

12 posted on 09/23/2008 6:17:38 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: silverleaf
“CINO’s” United

BINGO! We have a winner!
13 posted on 09/23/2008 6:18:25 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

The words “social justice” in one of the headlines ont he page should tell you something. And not a word about spirituality.


14 posted on 09/23/2008 6:19:38 AM PDT by Desdemona (Lipstick only until the election. The gloss has been sacrificed for the greater good.)
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To: Desdemona; silverleaf

Silverleaf nailed it...these clowns are nothing but a bunch of CINO’s...
Lefties trying to pass themselves off as Catholics.
They’re about as “Catholic” as my cat! LOL


15 posted on 09/23/2008 6:24:38 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: killer_rat
The ads will also run in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

An admission by the Obama camp (and let's make no mistake about who is pulling the strings here) that the Obamessiah's numbers among Catholics have not improved since his selection of Skippy Biden, and an admission that this weakness is indeed hurting The One's chances at winning PA and/or MI.

16 posted on 09/23/2008 6:49:09 AM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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A pro-life Catholic group called Catholics United

BRAVO SIERRA

The Duplicity of Catholics United

17 posted on 09/23/2008 6:50:07 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: killer_rat

How would this woman have dealt with the rape, tortures, and murders by Saddam Hussein and his sons?

The Left told us that the sanctions were killing Iraqi children.

Saddam had repeatedly violated the peace agreements of the 1991 Gulf War. It was Saddam who kept the war alive by breaking the peace.


18 posted on 09/23/2008 6:51:12 AM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: All

Social justice alert; Been hearing about this for a while in our area. I always knew it meant abortion and socialism.


19 posted on 09/23/2008 6:52:46 AM PDT by mtairycitizen
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To: killer_rat

Will this SAME 527 be taking Obama to task for opposing the Born Alive act? Obama opposed ending the practice of placing small infants on a utility closet shelf to die.


20 posted on 09/23/2008 6:53:08 AM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: killer_rat

June 03, 2008 -Catholic Priest Michael Pfleger was removed from his position temporarily by the supervising Cardinal Francis George today. Pfleger attempted to incite hatred for whites, and called Hillary Clinton a white racist, when he spoke at Barack Obama’s now former church. Pfleger’s suspension will last several weeks. After the suspension Pfleger apologized for his remarks. In the picture above and below is Nation of Islam leader, and racist Louis Farrakhan, who embraces father Michael Pfleger before speaking at Saint Sabina Catholic Church Friday, May 25, 2007 in Chicago.

21 posted on 09/23/2008 6:53:28 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (That sharp pain to the LibRat's groin is called the Palin Effect.)
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To: killer_rat

No Catholic can in true conscience support the Democratic party as it exists today. Supporters of abortion, gay unions and more corruption than you can shake a stick at.

As a Catholic with strong pro-life convictions, I am ashamed at anybody like this, especially the religious, but poorly educated.


22 posted on 09/23/2008 6:54:41 AM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: jaydubya2

In this case, it’s a lie.


23 posted on 09/23/2008 7:16:06 AM PDT by stop_fascism (Up Chuck for Joe)
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To: jaydubya2
...."Isn't that redundant?"....

No!

The Catholic Church is split between the leftist commie wing and conservative spiritual wing. In almost any congregation you find the social leftist that want a world tax on the rich to serve the poor, and conservative spiritual Catholics that preach their version of the Scriptures. It's not the same as the other version. The best example is found with Father Phlager(sp)from Obama's church.

You can find these Catholics all over the Earth starting revolutions and getting mixed up in local politics. If you hear about some nuns being raped and executed or a priest or two being beheaded, look closer before figuring the murderers are just anti Catholic. They may be fixing a security problem with arm sales and spying for the enemy. These Catholics,( usually Jesuit's), figure Jesus was a revolutionary that came to overthrow Rome,( pretty much the way Judas thought). These Catholics speak "pro life", as long as it's the ones they want to live. Otherwise, it's OK to kill them.

24 posted on 09/23/2008 7:40:13 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: mlocher

I imagine there will be Bishops who will be forced to reply to them just as they have concerning Peloski and Bidens remarks that weren’t catholic doctrine-

40 days of Prayer and fasting to end abortion
Sept 24-Nov 2 http://www.40daysforlife.com/splash.cfm


25 posted on 09/23/2008 8:00:30 AM PDT by okokie (40 days of Prayer and fasting to end abortion Sept 24-Nov 2 http://www.40daysforlife.com/splash.cfm)
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To: o2bfree

This is the type of garbage we get when we have generations of unchurched people.

Jesus IS THE SON OF GOD,THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIGHT.


26 posted on 09/23/2008 8:02:50 AM PDT by okokie (40 days of Prayer and fasting to end abortion Sept 24-Nov 2 http://www.40daysforlife.com/splash.cfm)
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To: killer_rat

To be consistent, they have to run an ad criticizing Obama over his support of the slaughter of 1.3 million unborn children a year. I’m sure they will of course. Probably the following Friday. (/sarc)


27 posted on 09/23/2008 8:05:11 AM PDT by Pinkbell (”This guy is a jerk, an arrogant jerk. A Jerk Messiah.” - Rush talking about Obama)
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To: killer_rat

Pro-Life, my ass.


28 posted on 09/23/2008 9:07:11 AM PDT by dangus
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To: killer_rat

**Catholic group called Catholics United **

It’s a new name for Catholics for a Free Choice.

Makes a lot more sense now, doesn’t it?


29 posted on 09/23/2008 3:38:00 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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