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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


While I have been strong in my denunciation of some things Barack Obama supports, has said, and has done, I'm perfectly willing to praise him when I think he is doing right.

He is looking very carefully into the situation of the Guantanamo detainees - as is only right. I think the way things were handled under President Bush was clearly wrong.

I also approve of some of the new rules Obama is putting in place concerning lobbyists coming into government service and governing former government employees becoming lobbyists. In addition, I like his call for greater openness. I hope he follows through.

We need a break from the way President Bush dealt with a number of issues over the past 8 years. (In case you are wondering, I did not vote for Bush either time, and I think he did a poor job except on a few issues. I think the invasion of Iraq was illegal and immoral.)

On a side note, because we had no school today, I was able to go to morning Mass. I approached our pastor and thanked him for the pro-life message he put on the bulletin this past weekend.

Hopefullly, we'll see more such messages in the future.


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