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Catholic Bishop Leaves Democratic Party for GOP; 2012 DNC Was Last Straw
Cybercast News Service ^ | August 14, 2013 - 5:08 PM | Michael W. Chapman

Posted on 08/15/2013 3:31:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin, head of the diocese of Providence, R.I., said he recently changed his voter registration from Democrat to Republican, noting that the 2012 Democratic National Convention and the Democrats’ strong support for abortion and homosexual “marriage” was the last straw.

“The a-ha moment for me was the 2012 Democratic National Convention—it was just awful,” said Tobin on Tuesday before a meeting of the Rhody Young Republicans in Providence. Tobin is 65 and has been a registered Democrat since 1969.

“I just said I can’t be associated structurally with that group, in terms of abortion and NARAL and Planned Parenthood and [the] same-sex marriage agenda and cultural destruction I saw going on,” said Tobin, as first reported by Ted Nesi at WPRI.com. “I just couldn’t do it anymore.” …

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1 posted on 08/15/2013 3:31:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Oh, but nothing else the Democrats did bothered this so called Bishop? What a brain dead idiot.


2 posted on 08/15/2013 3:37:44 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Olog-hai
“I just said I can’t be associated structurally with that group, in terms of abortion and NARAL and Planned Parenthood and [the] same-sex marriage agenda and cultural destruction I saw going on,”

It took him until 2012 to figure that out? Moron.

3 posted on 08/15/2013 3:48:06 AM PDT by NEPA (Give me liberty, not debt)
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To: Olog-hai

We ALL knew this in 2007 Your Excellency. Or perhaps you thought Barack Obama really could lower the oceans and maybe turn water into wine.


4 posted on 08/15/2013 3:53:48 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: jimfree

But I catch myself. An old quote comes to mind “Wisdom too often never comes. One therefore ought not reject it just becomes it comes late.”


5 posted on 08/15/2013 3:54:45 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: caver

Just great.

Now we have another big government, social justice, social gospel, wealth redistributionist in the GOP.

My enthusiasm is curbed.


6 posted on 08/15/2013 4:02:22 AM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: caver
Oh, but nothing else the Democrats did bothered this so called Bishop? What a brain dead idiot.

Nice. THAT attitude is guaranteed to win more and more converts. (Do I really need the /s?)

7 posted on 08/15/2013 4:14:52 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: noprogs

“Now we have another big government, social justice, social gospel, wealth redistributionist in the GOP.”

No kidding... This guy will fit in the GOPe just fine.


8 posted on 08/15/2013 4:19:41 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

He’s stupid enough to BE a GOP candidate!


9 posted on 08/15/2013 4:23:48 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Olog-hai

Wow! This genius sure is quick on the uptake! No wonder my Church is in such trouble with idiots like this at the helm!


10 posted on 08/15/2013 4:45:50 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: caver

I guess voting “God” out of the platform 3 times didn’t bother him. Oh, and I guess the dem party just started supporting abortion.


11 posted on 08/15/2013 4:46:04 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: Olog-hai
Note to Bishop Tobin:

You're better off avoiding any references to your political affiliation in your public statements. The Republican Party -- especially there in the Northeast where you are -- is hardly any better on these issues than the Democrats.

12 posted on 08/15/2013 4:55:32 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Olog-hai

better late than never

still the “Republicans” around here support abortion......


13 posted on 08/15/2013 5:00:49 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Olog-hai

“the 2012 Democratic National Convention and the Democrats’ strong support for abortion and homosexual “marriage””

Geez! Where’s this dude been all these years? He must be the modern day Rip Van Winkle....asleep for the last 40 years!


14 posted on 08/15/2013 5:08:38 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m from RI, so with him and I, there are probably half a dozen registered republicans. Maybe we can start a trend.


15 posted on 08/15/2013 5:16:10 AM PDT by The Public Eye
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To: Olog-hai

Enough of the the shipiing...time for activism
print up and leave under widshield wipers at churches parking lot...see who starts screaming first

Obamacare Ruling: Religious Employers MUST Provide Birth Control Coverage
Obama: ‘If Catholics (and Protestants) Have Their Schools ... That Encourages Division’

Common Core: A Threat To Catholic Education

WHAT DID YOU EXPECT ?
This address to the Irish accompanied by his usual entourage of hundreds made during his stay in europe for the June 2013 Summit 8 conference might make it to the national scene but our media will sit on it.

The democrat party after taking complete control of both the House and Senate in 2008. Lost the House in 2010 thanks to the opposition by loosely organized groups known as the tea party later characterized by members of the administration as “terrorists”.. The word and reference to GOD was removed at their 2012 national convention.

A fact that went un-noticed, un-touched, un-mentioned, and un-used by the RINOS and GOPES (GOP elite snobs) during that presidential 2012 election and now who are still running todays Republican party.

Even after reconsideration the decision was derided by the majority because it was re-installed over a majority voice vote supporting the removal.

If this were a political party in a parlimentary system it would be hyphenated and would (and should despite the difference) be refered to as the Demo-Com party.While the RINOS and GOPES can’t even call them “socialist”.but at least they claim a belief and many support the sanctity of life and Christian/Catholic schools

But any Catholic or Christian claiming to belong to this party is a hyprocrite and should be confronted and isolated with disgust and distain. It’s time to understand and face the facts that everything that has been edicted and ruled since that time including discarding the traditional concept of marriage has come out of the closet. They must be refuted.


16 posted on 08/15/2013 5:18:02 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Olog-hai

Enough of the the shipiing...time for activism
print up and leave under widshield wipers at churches parking lot...see who starts screaming first

Obamacare Ruling: Religious Employers MUST Provide Birth Control Coverage
Obama: ‘If Catholics (and Protestants) Have Their Schools ... That Encourages Division’

Common Core: A Threat To Catholic Education

WHAT DID YOU EXPECT ?
This address to the Irish accompanied by his usual entourage of hundreds made during his stay in europe for the June 2013 Summit 8 conference might make it to the national scene but our media will sit on it.

The democrat party after taking complete control of both the House and Senate in 2008. Lost the House in 2010 thanks to the opposition by loosely organized groups known as the tea party later characterized by members of the administration as “terrorists”.. The word and reference to GOD was removed at their 2012 national convention.

A fact that went un-noticed, un-touched, un-mentioned, and un-used by the RINOS and GOPES (GOP elite snobs) during that presidential 2012 election and now who are still running todays Republican party.

Even after reconsideration the decision was derided by the majority because it was re-installed over a majority voice vote supporting the removal.

If this were a political party in a parlimentary system it would be hyphenated and would (and should despite the difference) be refered to as the Demo-Com party.While the RINOS and GOPES can’t even call them “socialist”.but at least they claim a belief and many support the sanctity of life and Christian/Catholic schools

But any Catholic or Christian claiming to belong to this party is a hyprocrite and should be confronted and isolated with disgust and distain. It’s time to understand and face the facts that everything that has been edicted and ruled since that time including discarding the traditional concept of marriage has come out of the closet. They must be refuted.


17 posted on 08/15/2013 5:18:08 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Olog-hai

This guy is an extremely slow learner.


18 posted on 08/15/2013 5:25:15 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: caver
One error a Bishop should try to avoid
is to define themselves by any affiliation
to a worldly organization... Period

This Includes Republicans, Democrats, Whigs,
Libertarians, Socialists, Communists.

Who, or What, We Serve Defines Us.
The Bishop is a Child of God
His Stewardship is in Service to God

Worldly Power has no place in this
Except to guide the People to the Truth
and to Serve under God's Commandments
Written, Tradition, and Private

To the degree that his service
is given to any worldly power
And it conflicts with that Service
He is in Grievous Error

19 posted on 08/15/2013 5:39:16 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Olog-hai

40 years of support for abortion wasn’t enough?


20 posted on 08/15/2013 1:54:37 PM PDT by Steve1789 (I miss having a president who loves this country.)
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