By now, most are aware of the story of the Greenville, South Carolina priest who told his parishioners that any who voted for pro-abortion candidate, Barack Obama, needs to be reconciled to God through penance before receiving Holy Communion and of that priest being, consequently,thrown under the bus by his superiors.
Msgr. Martin Laughlin,Diocese of Charleston Administrator issued a statement that contradicts Rev. Jay Scott Newman and Msgr. Laughlin has forbidden Fr. Newman from giving interviews on the subject.
Brian Mershon has posted a copy of a memorandum from Laughlin, dated October 16,2008, telling his priests not to rock the proverbial IRS tax exemption boat.
After reading the memorandum, I sent an email to Msgr. Laughlin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I've pasted a copy of the email below :
date Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 6:46 AM
subject good job
Dear Rev. Msgr.Laughlin,
I have read your EMAIL MEMORANDUM of October 16, 2008.
I want to thank you for seeing that the church's tax exempt is much
more important than the teaching of the Gospels. We all know that it's
all about the money....or what your twin W.C.Fields called the
We must not allow the IRS to take away our money. Good job.
Priest advises penance for Obama vote
South Carolina Priest Thrown Under the Bus
Diocese of Charleston