Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21

Thread: South Carolina priest: no communion for Barack Obama supporters

  1. #1
    Friend of Gossip Rocks! buttmunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Uranus
    Posts
    31,884

    Default South Carolina priest: no communion for Barack Obama supporters

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - 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.

    "Our nation has chosen for its chief executive the most radical pro-abortion politician ever to serve in the United States Senate or to run for president," Newman wrote, referring to Obama by his full name, including his middle name of Hussein.

    "Voting for a pro-abortion politician when a plausible pro-life alternative exits constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil, and those Catholics who do so place themselves outside of the full communion of Christ's Church and under the judgment of divine law. Persons in this condition should not receive Holy Communion until and unless they are reconciled to God in the Sacrament of Penance, lest they eat and drink their own condemnation."

    During the 2008 presidential campaign, many bishops spoke out on abortion more boldly than four years earlier, telling Catholic politicians and voters that the issue should be the most important consideration in setting policy and deciding which candidate to back. A few church leaders said parishioners risked their immortal soul by voting for candidates who support abortion rights.

    But bishops differ on whether Catholic lawmakers—and voters—should refrain from receiving Communion if they diverge from church teaching on abortion. Each bishop sets policy in his own diocese. In their annual fall meeting, the nation's Catholic bishops vowed Tuesday to forcefully confront the Obama administration over its support for abortion rights.

    According to national exit polls, 54 percent of Catholics chose Obama, who is Protestant. In South Carolina, which McCain carried, voters in Greenville County—traditionally seen as among the state's most conservative areas—went 61 percent for the Republican, and 37 percent for Obama.

    "It was not an attempt to make a partisan point," Newman said in a telephone interview Thursday. "In fact, in this election, for the sake of argument, if the Republican candidate had been pro-abortion, and the Democratic candidate had been pro-life, everything that I wrote would have been exactly the same."

    Conservative Catholics criticized Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry in 2004 for supporting abortion rights, with a few Catholic bishops saying Kerry should refrain from receiving Holy Communion because his views were contrary to church teachings.

    Sister Mary Ann Walsh, spokeswoman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said she had not heard of other churches taking this position in reaction to Obama's win. A Boston-based group that supports Catholic Democrats questioned the move, saying it was too extreme.

    "Father Newman is off-base," said Steve Krueger, national director of Catholic Democrats. "He is acting beyond the authority of a parish priest to say what he did. ... Unfortunately, he is doing so in a manner that will be of great cost to those parishioners who did vote for Sens. Obama and Biden. There will be a spiritual cost to them for his words."

    A man who has attended St. Mary's for 18 years said he welcomed Newman's message and anticipated it would inspire further discussion at the church.

    "I don't understand anyone who would call themselves a Christian, let alone a Catholic, and could vote for someone who's a pro-abortion candidate," said Ted Kelly, 64, who volunteers his time as lector for the church. "You're talking about the murder of innocent beings." SC priest: No communion for Obama supporters

    Hmmm....I guess that whole 'love the sinner, hate the sin'--as if voting for Obama was a sin--isn't getting much of an airing these days.
    'Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.' Ben Franklin

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
    --Sinclair Lewis

  2. #2
    Elite Member Grimmlok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    In WhoreLand fucking your MOM
    Posts
    55,359

    Default

    Fuck him. He's an idiot anyway.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

  3. #3
    Elite Member McJag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    42,521

    Default

    Outrageous. I hope we have 2 pro-choice candidates running next time. Then what??
    I didn't start out to collect diamonds, but somehow they just kept piling up.-Mae West

  4. #4
    Elite Member Grimmlok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    In WhoreLand fucking your MOM
    Posts
    55,359

    Default

    I hope he makes a bus full of half preggo teens crash and they all abort
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

  5. #5
    Elite Member *DIVA!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    15,762

    Default

    Seriously, who you vote for is private..you don't have to tell the man that is giving you a cracker and grape juice! And if anyone do confessionals with this asshole should be shot!!


    I don''t know if she really fucked the board though. Maybe just put the tip in. -Mrs. Dark

  6. #6
    Elite Member Brookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    In the "D"
    Posts
    24,752

    Default

    There's a special place in Hell reserved for people like that who call themselves "priests". He'll find it soon enough.

  7. #7
    Hit By Ban Bus!
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    5,757

    Default

    What the HELL??

  8. #8
    Elite Member Grimmlok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    In WhoreLand fucking your MOM
    Posts
    55,359

    Default

    .. wait, seriously? grape juice?

    it's not actually wine?

    Damn, church gone wal-mart
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

  9. #9
    Elite Member greysfang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Burning Down Your Windmill
    Posts
    56,530

    Default

    A pack of baby-rapers have no business telling anyone else how to live. Until they clean up their own act, fuck 'em.

    I'm sorry Father Michael, but y'all are wrong.
    FUCK YOU AND GIVE ME MY GODDAMN VENTI TWO PUMP LIGHT WHIP MOCHA YOU COCKSUCKING WHORE BEFORE I PUNCH YOU IN THE MOUTH. I just get unpleasant in my car. - Deej

    http://www.gossiprocks.com/forum/signaturepics/sigpic4098_9.gif Healthy is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

  10. #10
    Silver Member betagrl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    306

    Default

    Well the jokes on him (the priest). He's spending all of his life depriving himself of sex and all sorts of other fabulous sins because he thinks he's going to reap some reward in the next life. Too bad when he dies, he'll just be dead. Whose the sucker?

  11. #11
    Elite Member Grimmlok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    In WhoreLand fucking your MOM
    Posts
    55,359

    Default

    a priest depriving himself of sex?

    *dies laughing*
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

  12. #12
    Elite Member celeb_2006's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    13,467

    Default

    Hey "at least" it's only because of Obama's abortion views and not other things, wink wink *sarcasm

  13. #13
    Elite Member kingcap72's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    10 miles from Pootie Tang
    Posts
    21,909

    Default

    This is why religion and politics don't mix. If priests and churches want to start getting into politics then they need to lose their tax-exempt status and start ponying up some cash.

  14. #14
    Elite Member Just Kill Me's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    sucking on a blow pop and playing with electrodes
    Posts
    15,548

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    This is why religion and politics don't mix. If priests and churches want to start getting into politics then they need to lose their tax-exempt status and start ponying up some cash.
    Indeed.
    KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GOD DAMNED HONEY!!!!!!!!!!

    Come on, let's have lots of drinks.

    Fuck you all, I'm going viral.

  15. #15
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,807

    Default re

    Yeah, like the catholic church needs to lose any more members. I hope people leave his sorry-ass church in droves.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. North Carolina finally called for Barack Obama
    By Belinda in forum U.S. Politics and Issues
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: November 6th, 2008, 06:01 PM
  2. Howard Stern's exposé on Barack Obama supporters
    By Incognito in forum U.S. Politics and Issues
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: October 15th, 2008, 06:07 PM
  3. GOP supporters now screaming for terrorist attack against Barack Obama
    By Grimmlok in forum U.S. Politics and Issues
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: October 10th, 2008, 04:44 PM
  4. Barack Obama wins South Carolina Primary by substantial margin
    By january in forum U.S. Politics and Issues
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: January 30th, 2008, 02:46 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: January 21st, 2008, 10:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •