"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Friday, November 14, 2008

Does this mean fewer Catholics?

You know, there's an upside to this. If this fanatical priest in South Carolina pisses people off enough, maybe they'll finally realize that this whole Christianity thing is a bunch of hooey.
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.

I'm reminded of a song...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What this priest said and what he believes isn't right. He doesn't speak for the whole Catholic Church or all Christians. But to say "maybe they'll finally realize that this whole Christianity thing is a bunch of hooey." is just wrong to say about someone's faith.

muttmutt said...

I wasn't saying it about SOMEONE'S faith, I was saying it about the whole of Christendom. Nothing specific there, I'm condemning the whole lot. Of course, your mileage may vary. Use at your own risk.