Thursday, September 22, 2005

Sit Up Straight!

Roman Catholics need not run to church each time they feel confused about what to think and how to vote. Whether you are a politician or voter, you can go to Catholic Citizenship to get a PDF version of the Voter's Guide for Serious Catholics.

It includes five non-negotiable issues when considering a candiate:
  1. Abortion
  2. Euthanasia
  3. Embryonic Stem Cell Research
  4. Human Cloning
  5. Homosexual "Marriage" (sic)
Snarky Note: See "FRESH" FISH in Lexington for examples of defamation by quotation, or check out any anti-SSM site.

The all-important last item quotes a document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the modern form of the Roman Inquisition and Benedict XVI's job for 25 years before he became Pope. The Guide lets you know:
True marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Legal recognition of any other union as “marriage” undermines true marriage, and legal recognition of homosexual unions actually does homosexual persons a disfavor by encouraging them to persist in what is an objectively immoral arrangement.

“When legislation in favor of the recognition of homosexual unions is proposed for the first time in a legislative assembly, the Catholic lawmaker has a moral duty to express his opposition clearly and publicly and to vote against it. To vote in favor of a law so harmful to the common good is gravely immoral” .

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