Shuck and Jive

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Friday, November 14, 2008

A Sore Loser

Here is a doozy.

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A South Carolina Roman Catholic priest has told his parishioners that they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the Democratic president-elect supports abortion, and supporting him "constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil."

The Rev. Jay Scott Newman said in a letter distributed Sunday to parishioners at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville that they are putting their souls at risk if they take Holy Communion before doing penance for their vote.

"Our nation has chosen for its chief executive the most radical pro-abortion politician ever to serve in the United States Senate or to run for president," Newman wrote, referring to Obama by his full name, including his middle name of Hussein.

"Voting for a pro-abortion politician when a plausible pro-life alternative exits constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil, and those Catholics who do so place themselves outside of the full communion of Christ's Church and under the judgment of divine law. Persons in this condition should not receive Holy Communion until and unless they are reconciled to God in the Sacrament of Penance, lest they eat and drink their own condemnation."

You know something? I am just loving this. I know it is sinful. I should repent. But I am enjoying watching the right-wing religious nuts foam at the mouth. I don't feel sorry for the people in this parish. If they have subjected themselves to this fruit loop priest for this long, they get what they deserve.

4 comments:

  1. You know, if I hear one more "Christian" call Obama "pro-abortion" I think I may commit a mortal sin myself!

    I hope that the 46% of his congregation who did not vote for John McCain (extrapolating from the statewide vote totals) do not present themselves for Communion this Sunday.

    And I hope like hell that they don't pay their pledges either.

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  2. This is a sign of desperation. The church is losing control as well it should.

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  3. Is this not a gross violation of the separation of church and state? Why don't some smart lawyer find a way to deny such religious bigots who meddle in politics from the pulpit their tax exept status, and start treating them like what the really are -- a political action committee ;-)

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  4. LA Times today said he retracted and apologized

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