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Catholics should not vote for Obama
electjeff ^ | 06.15.08

Posted on 06/29/2008 5:32:40 PM PDT by Coleus

  1. Should Catholics vote for Barack Obama?
  2. Is it a sin to vote for Obama? 

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. I’ve spent the last few days do almost non-stop research and I’m 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 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. 

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To: Palladin

What frightens me is that I really believe he thinks he is Joshua.

21 posted on 06/30/2008 12:36:01 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, baby)
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To: mware

Hussein is truly a delusional narcissist.

22 posted on 06/30/2008 2:07:40 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama is a politician, not a statesman.)
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To: Coleus
Embryonic stem-cell research immoral, unnecessary, bishops say

Catholics should not vote for Obama

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NARAL Catholics Line Up for Obama

Editorial: Disagreeing with Doug Kmiec One More Time

State-Funded Embryo Research "Makes Taxpayers Complicit in Killing", say Bishops

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Right-wing Christians beginning to lean left (Misleading headline)

Catholics Debate Obama Vote

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23 posted on 06/30/2008 8:49:42 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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