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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Obama: Endorsed by the Sermon on the Mount

On the campaign trail yesterday, Sen. Barack Obama defended his support of abortion and same-sex unions. In response to a question at a stop at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, Obama explained that he thinks same-sex couples should be given the recognition and benefits granted to married couples:

"If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount, which I think is, in my mind, for my faith, more central than an obscure passage in Romans."

And there he left it.

...From such Christian commitments, Obama went on to justify his support of abortion. Obama has voted to maintain infanticide by partial-birth abortion in the United States, and against notifying the parents of minor women prior to their killing their unborn children. Last week, he also obsequiously expressed regret for his his vote against the forced starvation of Terry Schiavo.

He may be cute, but the man thinks a bit like a butcher.

(Politics like these make me rejoice all the more in the recent work of the Magisterium on point; the Catholic Church faithfully speaks for those whom Jesus defends against our frequently insane culture.)