Skip to comments.Catholics should not vote for Obama
Posted on 06/29/2008 5:32:40 PM PDT by Coleus
I get emails with these kind of questions all the time. I reply and tell them I plan on doing an article about it in the future. Ive spent the last few days do almost non-stop research and Im ready to write my article.
Democratic Senator Barack Obama has caused a stir in the political world. He came out of no where and has virtually taken over the Democratic party.He holds rallies where thousands of people show up to cheer on the young Illinois senator. He promises change and a new direction in Washington D.C. However, as responsible Catholic voters we must examine the important issues and see what he would do as President of the United States. Catholic Answers, one of the leading apologetics lay ministries in this country have made a simple list of five non-negotiable issues. If a candidate supports any of these issues, they suggest you may not vote for them. Catholic Answers describe them this way:
These five current issues concern actions that are intrinsically evil and must never be promoted by the law. Intrinsically evil actions are those that fundamentally conflict with the moral law and can never be deliberately performed under any circumstances. It is a serious sin to deliberately endorse or promote any of these actions, and no candidate who really wants to advance the common good will support any action contrary to the non-negotiable principles involved in these issues.
The issues are 1) abortion 2) euthanasia 3) embryonic stem cell research 4) human cloning and 5) homosexual marriage. Senator Barack Obama is at odds with just about every one of them. He is a tad wishy-washy on cloning. He voted against banning it outright, but when asked about he says he does not support human cloning. Which lead Bioethics.net to conclude, bottom line: Obama might support therapeutic cloning (link.)
Senator Barack Obama is at odds with these key elements of our Catholic and Christian beliefs. I cannot see how any faithful Catholic in good conscious can support this man. We will look at the teachings of the magisterium and the bible to show why I believe it would be sinful to vote for him. Look at the evidence and decide for yourself.
No and Yes.
Nor should anyone else, whether Christian, Jew, Atheist, Hindu, Agnostic, Zoroastrian, New Age, Buddhist, Shinto, Spiritual, Pagan, Muslim, or any other....
And yet, he is leading among Catholics against his Republican opponent, a feat that even John Kerry could not achieve.
Is it a sin to vote for Obama? Yes. Obama promotes the widespread destruction of innocent life through his numerous aboriton policies.
And how long will your YouTube links remain available? Soon, if you search Google for “Barack H. Obama”, all you will get is an ad for Good Humor Ice Cream, or Downy Fabric Softener.
But what is the definition of a Catholic in the polls that haveObama leading among Catholics?
All I know is I attend the same Mass every week, and see the same folks sitting near me. All I ever hear is anti-Obama comments coming from both men and women.
Many Catholics (if not the majority) will vote for him. Because the view is that he would help the “poor” more than McCain.
Christian Catholics CAN`T vote for Obama.
NON Christian Catholics can.
Yeah, with other people's money. Don't ever let DemocRATs frame the debate on compassion for the poor. Conservatives are infinitely more voluntarily charitable, both with their own time and money, than the liberal left dems. This fact can't be stated too much.
No practicing Christian or Jew should vote for Obama.
You are right, but that never seems to enter into many’s minds.
Just heard on Fox & FRiends that Obama is starting a new group for the young. They are calling it the Joshua Generation, if I heard the report correctly.
EXCLUSIVE: Obama Campaign will Launch ‘Joshua Generation Project’
June 6, 2008
The Brody File has learned that in the next two weeks Barack Obama’s campaign will unveil a major new program to attract younger Evangelicals and Catholics to their campaign.
It’s called the “Joshua Generation Project.” The name is based on the biblical story of how Joshua’s generation led the Israelites into the Promised Land.
A source close to the Obama campaign tells The Brody File the following:
“The Joshua Generation project will be the Obama campaign’s outreach to young people of faith. There’s unprecedented energy and excitement for Obama among young evangelicals and Catholics. The Joshua Generation project will tap into that excitement and provide young people of faith opportunities to stand up for their values and move the campaign forward.”
The official rollout won’t be for another two weeks or so, but The Brody File has been told the activities will include house parties, blogging, concerts and more.
You can see the logo on this page above.
Obama spoke about the “Joshua Generation” in a speech he gave in Selma, Alabama in March of 2007. Read part of that speech below. It will give you an good idea of where the Obama campaign is heading with this effort:
Obama: “I’m here because somebody marched. I’m here because you all sacrificed for me. I stand on the shoulders of giants. I thank the Moses generation; but we’ve got to remember, now, that Joshua still had a job to do. As great as Moses was, despite all that he did, leading a people out of bondage, he didn’t cross over the river to see the Promised Land. God told him your job is done. You’ll see it. You’ll be at the mountain top and you can see what I’ve promised. What I’ve promised to Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. You will see that I’ve fulfilled that promise but you won’t go there. We’re going to leave it to the Joshua generation to make sure it happens. There are still battles that need to be fought; some rivers that need to be crossed. Like Moses, the task was passed on to those who might not have been as deserving, might not have been as courageous, find themselves in front of the risks that their parents and grandparents and great grandparents had taken. That doesn’t mean that they don’t still have a burden to shoulder, that they don’t have some responsibilities. The previous generation, the Moses generation, pointed the way. They took us 90% of the way there. We still got that 10% in order to cross over to the other side. So the question, I guess, that I have today is what’s called of us in this Joshua generation? What do we do in order to fulfill that legacy; to fulfill the obligations and the debt that we owe to those who allowed us to be here today?”
The whole speech is here.
The Brody File said awhile back that the Obama campaign would be making a concerted effort to attract Evangelicals and Catholics to their campaign.
Yes, the Obama campaign understands that the issue of abortion is a problem for some voters of faith. They respect that and understand if some just simply can’t come on board because of that. However, they look at this project as a way of broadening the values discussion. Poverty, Darfur, Climate Change and yes, even the war are issues younger Evangelicals may be able to see eye to eye on with the Obama campaign.
Whatever you think of the “Joshua Generation Project,” you have to give the campaign their due because they are making concerted efforts to NOT ignore faith voters. In my reporting, I can tell you this is not a contrived effort.
The folks behind this believe in not only the mission of winning over faith voters to Obama but the larger mission of not ignoring faith voters when it comes to politics.
Someone should tell Hussein that most young Catholics do not read the Bible and don’t even know who Joshua was. The whole analogy will be totally lost on them.
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