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Political ad from right-wing Catholic group hits abortion, gay marriage and contraception

This ad tells Catholic voters that their ballots will be “recorded in eternity” — which I suppose means that there will be hell to pay for anyone who votes the wrong way.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9vQt6IXXaM[/youtube]

 

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  1. AmazingScott

    Time to tax the churches…

  2. Pat, Obama started this class warfare assault and the American people are going to stop it. Barack Hussein Obama can not continue to attack every group that opposes him and get away with it. He’s toast!

  3. Bill: If Obama is “toast,” why do most Americans expect that he’ll be re-elected?

    Oh, by the way, I love how you seem to think that Obama’s middle name is a strike against him. I bet you think he’s secretly a Muslim, right?

  4. Neftali

    Bill – The American people are not going to stop anything. Even if Romney is elected, there is no way there is going to be a Constitutional amendment to stop gay marriage. Even though he’s spoke in favor of it, I’m sure he’d much rather leave it to states.

    Polls clearly show its more a generational issue that a left/right issue. For the most part, older folks are against, the younger kids are okay with it. Pat is one of the few older people wise enough to look past all the stereotypes.

    Besides, the whole idea is freedom of religion, right? So even if you do point out that gay marriage is bad through Leviticus 20:13 or whatever, that’s just a Christian belief. While you can make a good argument that the Constitution was founded on Christian principles, we follow the laws of the Constitution, not the Bible. There is a clear distinction between the two. We are not Saudi Arabia where Sharia law plays a role in politics.

    In fact, Christians are hypocrites if they seek to deny gay marriage through Constitutional restraint and then turn around and condemn Sharia law. Christian fundamentalists do not own the right to define what is marriage. They can in their own Church, but they can’t tell other people they can’t get married in other churches or similar places of worship. They certainly have no business telling gays they can’t get married by a justice of the peace in the court of law.

  5. dogrescuer

    The Catholic Church manages to become more scary, more irrelevant, and more full of hate for others all at the same time.

  6. expdoc

    Catholics called to witness (who produced the video) is NOT the Catholic Church. They are Catholics who have formed a political group.

    Big difference.

  7. Backpedaling to the Inquisition.

  8. If the group that produced this political ad received money from the Catholic Church, why should the church maintain tax-exempt status?

    Of course, any attempt to correct this bit of fraus on the part of the CC would be characterized as an attack on the sanctity of the Churc.

    There is so much hypocrisy here, it’s hard to know where to start. Two obvioius pieces of hypocrisy must be obvious, even to the Pope:

    1) if you object to the Church following governmental reguations as an employer, you cannot defend paying for political ads. You’re either a tax-exempt religious organization, existing outside the realm of politics, or you’re a business like any other.

    2) if you claim to believe in “life until natural death”, where are the tens of millions of dollars in campaigns against the death penalty?

  9. If the group that produced this political ad received money from the Catholic Church, why should the church maintain tax-exempt status?

    Of course, any attempt to correct this bit of fraud on the part of the CC would be characterized as an attack on the sanctity of the Church.

    There is so much hypocrisy here, it’s hard to know where to start. Two obvious pieces of hypocrisy must be obvious, even to the Pope:

    1) if you object to the Church following governmental regulations as an employer, you cannot defend paying for political ads. You’re either a tax-exempt religious organization, existing outside the realm of politics, or you’re a business like any other.

    2) if you claim to believe in “life until natural death”, where are the tens of millions of dollars in campaigns against the death penalty?

  10. Lyle Predmore

    All of the “fire and brimstone” of the video sends a message of “my way or you will go to hell”. Nice presentation of a conservative wing of the Roman Catholic Church – - but I don’t think it is an official statement of the RC Church.

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