(Catholic Online) - Rob Boston of “Americans United for the Separation of Church and State” has decided to engage in verbal bullying with the leadership of the U.S. Catholic Church. In a posting on the AU web site entitled “Texas Side Step: Bishops’ Letter Attacking Pro-Choice Candidates Attempts To Sashay Past Federal Tax Law”, the Assistant Director of Communications has signaled their legal strategy.
The group has quite a history of anti-Catholicism in their efforts. They were originally called “Protestants United for the Separation of Church and State”, but changed their name for obvious reasons. However, with their recent efforts to bully Catholic Bishops who have the courage to bravely teach Moral truth, they seem to be reverting to their past. Boston tells AU supporters:
“Bishops are issuing letters telling Catholics they cannot vote for candidates who hold pro-choice views and remain in good standing in the church. Two Texas bishops have released a letter informing their congregants whom they can and can’t vote for and remain faithful members of the Roman Catholic Church. The missive by Bishop Kevin Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas and Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Fort Worth is being read in all Catholic churches in the area. It states in part, “To vote for a candidate who supports the intrinsic evil of abortion or ‘abortion rights’ when there is a morally acceptable alternative would be to cooperate in the evil – and, therefore, morally impermissible.” The letter never mentions Democratic candidate Barack Obama or his opponent, John McCain, by name. But you’d have to be very dense indeed not to get the message. Farrell and Vann go on to assert that other issues traditionally important to Catholics – social justice, care for the poor, health care – need not be seriously considered this year. Instead, Catholics must base their vote on abortion….”
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Friday, October 17, 2008
Tax Exemption Of The Catholic Church Threatened
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: I've always found it fascinating how Leftist Liberals frequently try to intimidate Christians (particularly Catholics) with legal action to revoke their tax exemption when churches don't keep quiet about their pet liberal issues. Don't these fools realize that if they're ever successful in actually revoking the Catholic Church's tax exempt status, it will only enrage the Catholic laity against them, while the clergy will finally be free to endorse and condemn political candidates by name. Thus giving the Catholic Church more political power than it's ever had in United States history. In a strange kind of way, I actually hope it happens some day, just so Leftist Liberals can feel the political fallout that will inevitably result.