May 14, 2004

Show Me The Money

From the AP: "Catholics who vote for politicians in favor of abortion rights, stem-cell research, euthanasia or gay marriage may not receive Communion until they recant and repent in the confessional, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Colorado Springs said."

Why is it that religious organizations, many of which inject themselves into politics like this, are tax-exempt? Seems to me that if you want to play in the game, you ought to ante up.

Posted by Mr Green at May 14, 2004 04:35 PM

Okay... I'm a "good Catholic", so, let's say I agree to abdicate my personal right and responsibility to vote, and do what they say... What if I can't find a candidate who opposes abortion, stem cell research, euthenasia and gay marriage? Or, what if I find one who does, but that same candidate happens to have been, say, once the leader of a state that led the nation in capital punishment, and is still, by the way, in favor of the death penalty? Or, did the Church change it's view of capital punishment while I wasn't looking?

Mrs. Green

Posted by: Mrs. Green at May 14, 2004 10:56 PM