I’m sorry but the Catholic Church has lost its mind

November 14, 2008

I know that the Catholic Church is suppose to impart upon their parishioners how God loved us so much by giving his son Jesus as the supreme gift to save us all, blah, blah, blah.  If that is really the case then why is a Columbia, South Carolina priest going around telling his parishioners the following:

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.

What ever happened to the separation of state and church?  Now it’s a mortal sin if you voted for President Obama?  When does the church get back to doing their job of just delivering the so called good word and allowing people to assimilate that knowledge into their lives as they see fit?  Now the Catholic Church can go in the voting booth with us?

This constant preaching of some one being evil is becoming played out quickly.  At the end of that thought process is the fact that if President Obama is evil then Bush should be seen as some one of Godly virtue?  The only rational conclusion to that thought process is that the Catholic Church has lost their damn minds.

Read the full story here.

Enough said.

UPDATE:  It turns out, thank goodness, that the whole Catholic Church is not down with this form of repression.

Msgr. Martin T. Laughlin, administrator of the Diocese of Charleston, said, “If a person has formed his or her conscience well, he or she should not be denied Communion, nor be told to go to confession before receiving Communion.



  1. What’s really scary is how many of that bigot’s parishioners support that nonsense and how much support he’s getting from the religious wrong on the internet.

    The Palinites are the scariest thing to hit this country – bar none. For them, Obama is like Hitler because both of them are popular. But, as usual, they miss the point. There is no crime in being popular. Regan, JFK, FDR, even Jesus attracted large crowds. That didn’t make them evil. The evil of the Hitler type of popularity is that it is built on dividing people into groups and blaming others for the failures of the society. That is Hitler’s BIGGEST legacy. And people like Palin and her supporters have picked up right where he left off. Only they are the ‘real’ Americans, just like only Hitler supporters were the ‘real’ Germans. Only they have ‘true Christian’ values. Only they are the ‘true’ patriots, and, by implication, all ‘others’ are responsible for the bad things in the country. Their only plan is one of violence and shouts of “kill him”, and enacting laws that most of them don’t or can’t even follow. And if they are allowed to come into power, the outcome of their actions would be no different than Germany in 1932-1946. The country, thankfully defeated them on Nov 6., however just like Hitler in 1928, Palin and her ilk will always be lurking in the background waiting for their turn at the helm bringing a new meaning to the term “Heaven help us” if they should ever succeed.

  2. I guess that priest didn’t get the Vatican memo: The Church is to stay out of any and every country’s politics.

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