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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Child Rape Inc. Instructs Members on How to Vote

posted by on November 14 at 12:31 PM

Can’t the Catholic church lose its tax-exempt status for this?

Roman Catholics voting in the 2008 elections must heed church teaching when deciding which candidates and policies to support, U.S. bishops said Wednesday. And while the church recognizes the importance of a wide range of issues—from war to immigration to poverty—fighting abortion should be a priority, the bishops said.

Oh, and those U.S. bishops? They’re the same U.S. bishops that elected Chicago’s Cardinal George to head their little club—the same Cardinal George that protected a known pedophile for years, moving him from parish to parish, allowing him to prey on more kids.

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Abortions threatens the now target rich environment they enjoy. Gotta have your priorities.

Posted by monkey | November 14, 2007 12:41 PM

I thought the Pope said it was wrong to vote for a candidate because she's pro-choice, but it's OK to vote for a candidate despite her being pro-choice. If the U.S. bishops are more tight-assed than Ratzinger, yikes!

Posted by PG | November 14, 2007 12:52 PM

Haven't all those Catholic churches been turned into luxury condos? I'm confused.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | November 14, 2007 1:02 PM

overheard while talking about just this issue:

"please remove the altar boy saliva from your cock before attempting to speak with moral authority, thanks."

Posted by mason | November 14, 2007 1:04 PM

I like how abortion takes priority of war. Dude, WTF?

There I go trying to make sense out of a bunch of crazy people.

Posted by Mike in MO | November 14, 2007 1:13 PM

Tax exempt organizations can support/endorse specific positions on issues just not specific candidates. So, the church can say, "don't vote for anyone who's pro-choice", but they can't say "vote for Bush, he's pro-life".

Though, James Dobson can endorse Bush, as he did in '04, as long as he does it "as an individual" and not "as chairman of Focus on the Family". Which is crap in my book, but whatever.

Posted by Julie | November 14, 2007 1:18 PM

This is an outrage and a clear attempt by a foreign power to influence the elections in the United States. Members of the Catholic Clergy and lay Catholics alike should be forced to register with the State Department as agents of a foreign power, just like members of the CPUSA did back in the 1940's.

Posted by Jonathon | November 14, 2007 1:52 PM

Time to tax the church.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 14, 2007 2:09 PM

Look, those horny priests are just following one of life's most profound truths:

There's no room for relationships, there's just room to hit it.

Now if they could just lay off the kids.

Posted by Original Andrew | November 14, 2007 2:17 PM

Replacing Cardinal Bernardin with George is one of the most cynical moves of JPII. It's the ecclesiastical equivalent of naming Clarence Thomas to replace Thurgood Marshall.

Posted by Ryno | November 14, 2007 3:07 PM

Now what would rock is some enterprising souls hitting up their local Catholic churches with "Child Rape, Inc." in spray paint over the front entrance. Word.

Posted by Futura 2000 | November 14, 2007 4:19 PM

Again, the good news is that no American Catholics these days give a shit about the priest's views on these kinds of issues anyway. How many Catholics are on the pill, anyway?

Posted by tsm | November 14, 2007 9:24 PM

The best anti-catholic blogger in the biz, who is moderately not work safe, has covered this angle thoroughly:

I've been collecting his anti-catholic screeds here:

Posted by Anonymous Tard | November 15, 2007 3:46 AM

Don't be silly - children are only important while they're still in the womb. Once they've popped through the pink curtains their wellbeing becomes irrelevant.

Posted by DexX | November 15, 2007 8:51 AM

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