No Sacrament For You

I just saw that a Catholic church is denying communion to Obama supporters/voters…primarily over abortion. This priest cites Obama as the “most radical pro-abortion politician ever.”

I would like to point out a couple of things. First, I don’t know of anyone whose life goal is to have an abortion.

Second, people are concerned that with the potential appointments to the Supreme Court in the upcoming few years, Roe v. Wade will never be overturned. If ANY Supreme Court bench was in a position to overturn that ruling, it would be the CURRENT bench. They have not done so.

What I don’t understand is all the criticism of the “liberal” appointments that are possibilities when there is NO criticism of the current bench regarding this issue.

Let’s Talk About It

I want to start this one with a disclaimer…I am not writing any of this to be critical…just to make an observation…

It occurred to me this weekend, in a way I could articulate, that the conservative mindset is very compartmentalized. They typically don’t make the next logical leap in their thinking, which means their thinking tends to be contradictory at times.

If we’re going to talk about homosexuality and homosexual unions destroying the sanctity of marriage, then let’s also talk about the divorce rate and the rate of extramarital affairs.

If we’re going to talk about the sanctity of life as an argument against abortion, then let’s also talk about capital punishment and gun control laws.

To connect any one of those things to those larger issues and not consider the others as well creates an illogical syllogism and doesn’t really deepen the conversation on any of them. In fact, it only serves to further divide.