Thursday, June 5, 2008

Obama's Misguided Catholic Supporters.

In his recent piece for The Catholic World Report, professor Paul Kengor rightly says of Catholics who support Barack Obama,
"Some ignore his pro-abortion voting record, others rationalize it."
Obama's voting record while in the Illinois state legislature, shows Obama to be radically pro abortion. Any hopes by these Catholic for Obama that he will be otherwise as President are living in a fantasy world.
On the web site they attempt to rationalize their choice by using the U.S.Bishops' Statement as support;
"We hope you'll spend time reviewing all of the material housed or linked from here. But if you read just two documents, please make them the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship -- which explains why "[t]here may be times when a Catholic who rejects a candidate's unacceptable position may decide to vote for that candidate for other grave reasons" -- and Barack Obama's Blueprint for Change, which outlines all of Senator Obama's positions and is, we think, reflective of why he is the candidate whose views are most compatible with the Catholic outlook."
What reason can be more "grave" than abortion?
In listing, so called, Catholic endorsements for Obama, the Roman Catholics for Obama name (among others) Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas.
Maybe the only true statement on the web site is the following disclaimer;
"This website is not affiliated with the campaign of Barack Obama or with the Roman Catholic Church."

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