View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Bishop Finn: Vote for Obama, risk your eternal salvation

Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City is not mincing words when it comes to Catholics voting for Obama - vote for him at the risk of your eternal salvation.

In an interview with KCMO 710's Chris Stigall, Bishop Finn, when asked what he would say to Catholics voting for Obama, he said, "I would say, give consideration to your eternal salvation."

"To vote for a person who has a fanatical determination to not only support abortion as it is now but to remove all limitations on it through the Freedom of Choice Act and to extend it without any recourse - throwing out all of the efforts of citizens over the last 35 years to place reasonable limits on abortion," Bishop Finn explained.

"By voting for a person who has expressed his determination to do this to Planned Parenthood and NARAL - you make yourself a participant in the act of abortion and you mustn't do it because your eternal salvation is tied up with that important choice," Bishop Finn said.

Life News reports that he also appeared on the Mike Gallagher Show on another station, and when asked if a Catholic can in god conscience vote for Obama, Bishop Finn said, "I don't think any Catholic can in good conscience."

Finn noted that "In his brief career, (Obama) has collected a very consistent record of a kind of fanaticism for abortion."

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