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Catholic Teaching on Voting for Pro-Abortion Candidates
Part 41
This is my final appeal to all, generally to Christians, specially to Catholics, and particularly to CFC-FFL members. CFC-FFL is for family and life. This is what defines us. This is who we are and what our mission is. Obama is very strongly for gay marriage and for abortion. He represents the antithesis of what we hold sacred, of our very mission. To vote for him, when there is a strongly pro-life alternative, is to betray one's faith and to become an enemy of Christ himself.

May the Lord guide all Americans in this election to stand up for what America stands for---a nation under God, committed to the weak and defenseless, desiring a world at peace.

God bless America.


Denver Archbishop: "Senator Obama is the most active pro-abortion politician to run for the Presidency"

By Kathleen Gilbert

November 3, 2008 ( - In a recent interview Archbishop Chaput answered some of the most pressing questions about the presidential election, focusing on the moral imperative for Catholics to bring their pro-life values to the voting booth.

Thomas Peters of the popular American Papist blog sat down with the archbishop, who has made headlines as one of this year's most vocal defenders of human life among the U.S. bishops.

Peters asked Archbishop Chaput why the Church in the U.S. has been particularly outspoken on life issues in recent months.

"One reason is that Senator Obama is the most active pro-abortion politician to run for the Presidency since Roe v. Wade," said the archbishop. "He has committed himself to do things the Church would resist."

Regarding the defense of the Church's pro-life doctrine, Chaput said the U.S. bishops have realized that "a quieter approach to these things has not been effective ... we have to be clearer, more precise, stronger in what we say. We've just had it."

He also said that the U.S. bishops' "Fatihful Citizenship" document is "not very clear" and, because it is able to support widely conflicting interpretations, should be revised or rejected.

He discussed the view of some Catholics who support Obama as the "true pro-life" candidate, asserting, "It would be foolish to say that someone who endorses abortion as an option and runs on a party platform that has no regret at all about abortion ... to call that position pro-life is really strange."

Archbishop Chaput, who is the author of the bestselling book "Render Unto Caesar" on the integration of Catholic faith and political life, said that while he and the Church fully support separation of Church and state, "We don't believe in the separation of faith and politics.

"Politics is simply the business of arranging how we love our neighbor. So, to say we should separate what we believe from how we love our neighbor doesn't make any sense."

Chaput re-emphasized that abortion is "the foundational issue in our culture.

"Cardinal George said our country's drenched in blood, and it is. Why would you let someone lead our country or represent your state if that person favors allowing people to kill their children? It doesn't make any sense."

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"Barak Obama on Abortion" - The Online Book with All the Details

By Kathleen Gilbert

November 3, 2008 ( - The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) has released an online book documenting the extreme pro-abortion advocacy of Barack Obama, proving that the Democratic presidential candidate has a spotless pro-abortion record in his years as a legislator.

A quote from Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe features prominently on the first page: "On abortion, no presidential candidate has ever been so extreme."

The document, entitled "Barack Obama on Abortion," focuses its attack on Obama's radical beliefs, ushering forth a long list of news clippings, speech and press release quotes,and copies of original senate voting records. The book lets the facts to speak for themselves, citing original source material rather than advancing arguments.

The book dedicates a chapter to Obama's rejection of the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act - a bill "virtually identical to the federal measure ... passed by the U.S. Senate without dissent." Noting that Obama had earlier accused the NRLC of "lying" about this data, they also quote, who found that the bills were indeed identical.

Another chapter outlines Obama's wholehearted support for the Freedom of Choice Act: "This act, if passed and signed by the President of the United States, would go far beyond even the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

"It would overturn virtually all pro-life legislation, make partial-birth abortion legal again, require taxpayer-funding for abortion, and strike down essentially all limitations on abortion, including parental notice and consent laws."

The book highlights other aspects of Obama's radical agenda, including his objection to a law prohibiting the transportation of minors across state borders to obtain an otherwise illegal abortion, as well as his objection to limiting taxpayer funding for abortion.

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Obama Is For ‘Gay Marriage’ even as He’s Against It
Democratic deception has worked: most ignorant about Obama’s radical anti-DOMA agenda

Commentary by Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth

November, 3, 2008 ( - As a social conservative, one of the most troubling aspects of this presidential campaign has been the media’s (and John McCain’s) failure to flesh out Barack Obama’s “audacious” doublespeak on the issue of same-sex “marriage.”

Here’s the question Obama was lucky enough to have never been asked in this campaign: What does it mean to say you support traditional marriage (one man, one woman) – when you do so much to advance the pro-“gay marriage” cause, including denouncing state marriage-protection amendments like Prop 8 in California as “discriminatory and divisive”?

Did you know that Obama has promised homosexual activists that he will work to fully repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act? DOMA was signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1996 and protects states from being forced to recognize out-of-state “gay marriages.” It was passed overwhelmingly by the Senate, 85-14, with Sen. Biden joining 28 other Democrats in voting yes. How liberal is Obama’s anti-DOMA scheme? Hillary Clinton, a trusted gay ally, pledged to repeal only part of DOMA.

Neither McCain nor Gov. Palin has made an issue of Obama’s extreme anti-DOMA sop to the homosexual crowd even though they had a clear opening. (One 2007 Quinnipiac poll revealed that a homosexual group’s endorsement of a candidate would be a net electoral loser among voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.) The result is that Obama’s DOMA Destruction Plan never surfaced in the debates and barely in the major media.

The Democratic spin on marriage has fooled a lot of voters. If you watched the presidential debates, including the Saddleback Church event with Pastor Rick Warren, you might have concluded that Obama and his running mate, Joe Biden, pretty much agree with McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin on same-sex “marriage.”

That is a precisely what the savvy strategists at the Obama/Biden campaign want you to think, as they strive to hide their candidates’ radical pro-gay agenda and portray themselves as reasonable moderates on this wedge issue. Truth is, the gulf between the tickets is the difference between saying you support marriage and actually doing something to protect it – and NOT favoring policies like repealing DOMA that are completely in line with the homosexual activists’ goal of radically redefining this sacred institution.

McCain is a strong DOMA supporter who will embrace a Federal Marriage Amendment if he sees activist judges forcing “gay marriage” on the states. Obama, on the other hand, went from supporting DOMA in 2004 to calling it “abhorrent” as part of his radical promise to homosexual groups to overturn it. Obama is setting the stage for nationalizing “same-sex “marriage” (perhaps under the guise of “civil unions”), while reporters dutifully provide him cover by repeating his alleged opposition to same.

If only one major media reporter would ask Sen. Obama: how can you say you support traditional marriage and yet “abhor” a popular law (DOMA) that helps states to preserve it? Alas, we mere mortals have to choose sides – and most politicians flip and then flop — but apparently Obama, The One, is allowed to embrace both sides of an issue simultaneously and get away with it.

Consider the following Obama policies and rhetoric and ask yourself if this sounds like a man who supports traditional marriage:

- Obama congratulated homosexual activists for “getting married” at a San Francisco Democratic gay event;

- Though Obama says he “personally” opposes “gay marriage,” he creates a distinction without a difference by supporting federal “civil unions.” Obama told the nation’s leading homoseuxal lobby group: “I believe civil unions should include the same legal rights that accompany a marriage license.” Interestingly, this stance has led Obama to support a bill to allow homosexual partners to immigrate to the United States just like married spouses;

- Obama promises gay activists that he will use the bully pulpit to advocate for homosexual adoption of children. Thus Americans may have to endure the absurd spectacle of a President Obama using the prestige of the White House to defend placing children in homes that are motherless or fatherless by design;
Obama said he “respects” the California supreme court’s 4-3 decision earlier this year forcing “gay marriage” on that state, even though it wiped out a previous statewide ballot vote by Californians to preserve marriage as between a man and a woman;

- Obama denounced the Federal Marriage Amendment as a mere “political ploy”;

- Obama dismisses a key passage in the New Testament Book of Romans and distorts Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the Mount to justify his pro-homosexuality agenda.

Considering the above, is it asking too much of the media to stop repeating the distortion that Obama and Biden support traditional marriage?

Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Sen. Biden eagerly told Ellen, a “gay-marriage” activist, that if he were a California voter he would vote “no” on Prop 8 in California. How strange, since Prop 8 does nothing but reinstate the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman. (It does not affect same-sex “domestic partners,” who already receive the same benefits as married couples under California law.) Of course, earlier, in the vice-presidential debate, Biden claimed to oppose gay “marriage” — creating the false impression that he and Palin essentially agree on the same-sex-”marriage” question.

John McCain blew it by not calling out his opponents on their “gay marriage” deception and their plans to do in DOMA. All he needed to say was that the Illinois Senator doesn’t have the guts to tell the truth — that Obama’s “personal” opposition to “gay marriage” is meaningless because his pro-gay pledges would greatly advance the spread of homosexual “marriage” across the land. With friends like Obama and Biden, McCain could have said, the beleaguered institution of marriage really doesn’t need enemies.

"For to me life is Christ, and death is gain." (Phil 1:21)

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