Friday, June 04, 2004

Back to the Dark Ages

The Catholic church is trying to get back into politics, it seems. A few bishops are threatening to deny Communion to Catholics that vote for political candidates that are pro-choice. Now, I'm not a Catholic, and I don't really understand this stuff, but it seems to me, based on this, that this could very likely damn a parishoner to Hell. So, basically, what these bishops are saying is that voting against what the Church wants is a dammnable offense.

It's interesting, however, that they're only threatening to do this for one topic, abortion. Well, reproductive issues really, since it covers politians that want stem cell research and similar stuff. Now that covers most Democratic candidates, since they tend to be pro-choice.

What's really interesting, is that they're not threatening to deny Communion to Catholics that vote on other issues the Church disagrees with, like the death penalty or the war in Iraq, which are generally Republican issues.

So these bishops are, in essence, threathing Catholics with dammnation if they vote Democratic, and not Republican. Sounds like grounds for revoking their tax-free status.

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