I’m a day or two behind this AP article in which the Rev. Jay Scott Newman, a South Carolina Roman Catholic priest, has asked parishioners to refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Hussein Obama because of the Democratic president-elect’s pro-choice stance.
In fact, the good reverend declared that supporting Obama “constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil.”
While the AP reported that 54% of Catholics in exit polls voted for Obama (a Protestant) over McCain, Rev. Newman’s parishioner Ted Kelly clearly wasn’t among them. “I don’t understand anyone who would call themselves a Christian, let alone a Catholic, and could vote for someone who’s a pro-abortion candidate,” Mr. Kelly was quoted as saying. “You’re talking about the murder of innocent beings.” I’m curious, though, if Ted has ever heard of, say, Iraq.