Skip to comments.COMMENTARY: Quandry for Catholics At Election Time
Posted on 07/06/2008 3:32:45 PM PDT by tcg
The Catholic Bishops make it very clear in Faithful Citizenship that not all issues facing Americans today are of equal value. In section 37 of their document they write: In making decisions, it is essential for Catholics to be guided by a well-formed conscience that recognizes that all issues do not carry the same moral weight, and they specifically emphasize the special claim on our consciences and actions of the moral obligation to oppose intrinsically evil acts. Section 42 is particularly striking:
As Catholics, we are not single-issue voters. A candidates position on a single issue is not sufficient grounds for a voters support. Yet a candidates position on a single issue that involves an intrinsic evil such as support for legal abortion or racism may legitimately lead a voter to disqualify a candidate from receiving support.
Most of my readers will instantly recognize that, on this reckoning, Barack Obama is definitely a supporter of an intrinsic evil: the legalized killing of unborn children.
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It isn’t right and McCain never said it was, at least I can’t find where he did, can you? McCain said that using cells from the already dead embryo he thought was OK. Like taking the eye from a dead person and giving it to someone else is OK.
Yet, Osamabama will get the vast majority.
BTW, I am with you on fetal stem cell research being wrong, but to proclaim it "not one iota" more heinous than partial-birth abortion is silly.
OK but these cells would be either kept frozen indefinately or discarded... that is what he thought he was voting for anyway.
OK, a guess:
Your voting for Ron Paul, right?
I see the wisdom of the Church at play here. They have consistently opposed Fetal Stem Cell Research and I see why.
We either respect life or we do not. If we do, we don’t accept that one life is worth more or less because it is useful to kill it.
LOL! I like the snort!
If the Democrat, or anyone who supports the Democrat, says the Republican candidate is racist, then he's racist.
To answer your question I refer you to the editorial in the3/2/08 editon of the Weekly Catholic Newspaper which endorses McCain over Obama on the pro-life issues. That same editorial goes on to say if Obama is elected we will get:2 more Supreme Court justices who consider abortion a right
federally funded abortion on demand
abortion in military hospitals
federally funded abortion overseas
vicious regulatory attacks on pro-life doctors,nurses and clinics
eforts to reclassify churches and pro-life activities threatening their tax-exempt status
“the Freedom of Choice Act” a federal law mandating abor
tion on demand in every state
the end of abstinence education
THE CHICE FOR MCCAIN IS VERY CLEAR
This Catholic has no quandry, NOBAMA
Well Bob Barr is just as nutty. And his three marriages certainly should make a Catholic blanch.
So, they are "cells" when people want to killed them and experiment on them, and "fetuses" when individuals want to destroy them?
Wow. Just... wow.
And born children, too.
However if you don't vote for McCain, then it is one more vote not countered for Obama. You might as well write Obama a check.
Bob Barr also drove his wife to an abortionist.
Roe v. Wade.
Partial Birth Abortion Ban
Taxpayer Funding of Abortion
Protecting Abortion Survivors
Embryonic Stem Cell Research
McClain voted for Ginsberg. I am also not voting for either of the two fronts for One World Gov’t forced upon us.