More Catholics for Obama
But this website really does plunge the depths of hypocrisy. It says:
Is Barack Obama really pro-life? The answer is ‘yes.’ Looking through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching, Senator Obama has spent his entire career striving for the common good. He supports health care programs that will cover all Americans, a living wage for working families, and solutions that allow distressed families to stay in their homes.
It further claims that he will reduce the number of abortions by promoting health care for pregnant women and infant care.
Cranmer wonders if ‘abortion’ means something different in the US to what it means in the UK. For Barack Obama appears to have an excellent record of maximising the opportunity for murdering the unborn at every turn. He is an ‘abortion extremist’, and supports legislation which would have terminated many Americans who are alive and kicking today. Further, he has voted against infant resuscitation legislation and advocates the right to abort fully-developed babies up to nine months ‘for undefined health reasons’.
This does not sound very pro-life to Cranmer. In fact, as Archbishop Raymond Burke has stated, such policies risk transforming the Democratic Party ‘definitively into the party of death’.
Of course Senator McCain and Governor Palin are both staunchly opposed to these increasingly liberal abortion rights, and many Catholics will doubtless vote Republican because of this.
While Catholics are exhorted not to be single-issue voters, the faithful are manifestly divided on the matter of abortion above all others. Either they must take The Tablet, or else millions of them have already supped with the devil in the abortion clinics just as they are content to divorce, dispute the teachings of their church, or take issue with their Pope. Or perhaps they have simply been alienated by the paedophile scandals which have brought American Catholicism to the brink of bankruptcy.
The cry 'Catholics for Obama' is becoming as trendy as 'Conservatives for Obama'. Sadly, both will be profoundly disappointed, and both will rue the day they abandoned their convictions. They are both, in the words of Gerald Warner, 'ideology-free lemmings'.