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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Abortion, the topic that won't die.

The topic of abortion just won't go away this election. IMHO it's featured more prominently this time around because of;
a) idiotic statements by Pelosi & Co. and the reaction of Catholic bishops to the same,
b) the selection of Gov. Palin by McCain after taking a lot of heat from potential supporters when they heard he was leaning towards a prochoice VP candidate,
c) the response by Obama at the Saddleback Forum when asked about the starting point of an infant's rights.
d) and various temper tantrums thrown by Obama supporters who shriek about Gov. Palin's likelihood in sending pregnant women to the closet with wire coathangers after abortion is criminalized.

Now the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus is weighing in.

This ups the ante, in my own council we had our regular meeting last night where it was stressed you CANNOT be both a practicing Catholic and support a prochoice candidate. Since being a practicing Catholic is requirement number one for membership in the K of C, it pretty much draws a line in the sand.

So it appears Catholics (whom Obama sought to woo with his VP selection) will soon be faced with the following choices;
1) Vote for McCain
2) Vote for a third party candidate
3) Sit this election out.

No, I don't count Obama supporters as Catholic except in name only. McCain can be voted for despite his own support for abortion in cases of rape & incest and his support of embryonic stem cell research, (and I'll explain my reasoning in a sec). Obama is so far off the charts on the topic of abortion it defies logic to justify Catholic support for the man.

McCain can be voted for because his own support for abortion & ESCR is politically driven. His senitivity on the whole topic is shown by his selection of Palin. If all he neeeded was a VP candidate in a skirt he could have picked Kay Bailey Hutchison. She's a very experienced politician with an outstanding record. She's also prochoice, no ifs, ands or buts about it.

Hearing the rumbling from his prolife base, McCain did the politically expedient thing and selected a poster girl for the prolife group. If that description doesn't fit Gov. Palin then I'll eat this keyboard.

So the man WILL listen to the Catholic voters, unlike Obama who from day one has always stated his unequivocal support for abortion. And McCain is a major candidate, unlike Ron Paul and a few others who are absolutely prolife but don't stand a snowball's chance in Hell of winning the Presidency. Therefore in order to move America from the culture of death mentality it would be more practical to vote for the GOP.

IMHO this justifies a Catholic voting for McCain, looking around the blogosphere I note many other Catholics feel a vote for McCain is NOT contrary to Church teaching.

See you at the election booth.

6 comments:

ignorant redneck said...

I'm not voting for McCain. I was going to vote republican against Obama, but I wansn't voting for McCain.

But now, I'm going to Vote for Palin

MightyMom said...

ignorant redneck....you need to watch a video by a couple guys who like Palin.....you'll love it. ;-)

sweetie, what happened to the "no talking politics on church grounds" policy that was stated????????????

glad the KofC took a stand. I hope that all of Catholicism follows.

MightyMom said...

redneck,
http://texassiren.blogspot.com/2008/09/politickin-again.html

here you go, it's the last video. smile!

Santiago Chiva, Granada said...

On the topic of abortion, even many people who defend the possibility of legal abortions, they say they are not pro-abortion, but they don’t want to punish women who are in this difficult situation. In Germany a curious thing has happened. Something that reflects that legal abortion affects adversely to the country. And also that the change is possible: you can promote a culture of life with the support of the citizens, when really there is a real wish of avoid abortions. Since the liberalization of abortion in this country, the number of abortions is officially four million. For that reason, among others, children are seen as an unintended effect of having sex. Many people thought it was necessary to promote greater social acceptance of children in an aging society. And civil society acted, without waiting for action by the State to promote births. They joined several media organizations in a campaign. Interestingly, after the campaign, the birth rate has risen in Germany. The video is exciting. Look here: http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=SztG8JpxvHY
Santiago Chiva (Granada, Spain)

Always On Watch said...

short video related to your posting

SonarMan said...

Thank you, Brother Knight, for stating the truth to Catholic voters on who they should vote for.

This Voters Guide for Serious Catholics spells it out.

The KofC has ALWAYS defended the right to life. Isn't ironic that it's a MEN ONLY organization that speaks so loudly against abortion?

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