Pro-Abortion Catholics for Obama used scare tactics

Churches Can Ignore Catholics United, Pro-Life Literature Distribution Not Illegal

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
November 2
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading pro-life attorney who is the dean of a law school says Catholic and Protestant churches and pastors need not worry about pro-life literature distribution occurring this weekend. Matt Staver of the Liberty Counsel tells LifeNews.com the dissemination of pro-life information is perfectly legal.

The reassurances from Staver, founder of the pro-life law firm known as Liberty Counsel and the dean of the law school at Liberty University in Virginia, come after groups made threats this week.

Catholics United, a front group for Barack Obama that has misled some Catholic voters into thinking he is pro-life on abortion, urged its supporters to confront pro-life advocates this weekend.

The Obama backers were told to ask Catholic priests and church leaders to block the distribution of the pro-life voting information and suggested the pro-life fliers be removed from vehicles.

Father Frank Pavone, the founder and director of Priests for Life, emailed CU officials and told them he would consider legal action if pro-life advocates are prevented from exercising their First Amendment rights to educate voters on pro-life issues.  [ ‘Fr. Frank Pavone Warns Catholics United of Possible Lawsuits’ ]

Barry Lynn, the head of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, has also scared pastors, priests and other church leaders with a letter saying they could face the loss of their nonprofit status for allowing the information.

Staver tells LifeNews.com that pro-life people distributing voter information are within their legal grounds and Constitutional rights.

“Barry Lynn’s attempt to scare pastors is as hollow as a Halloween Jack-O-Lantern,” Staver said.

He said Lynn’s group has “once again have cluttered mailboxes and jammed fax machines with the same worn out, toothless letter that attempts to scare pastors about politics, in an attempt to trick them into being silent until after the election.”

“The truth is that pastors and church leaders do not need to violate IRS regulations on political activity in order to impact the 2008 election. There are a wide variety of permissible activities to activate voters and encourage them to vote their values,” Staver said.

FULL STORY:  http://www.lifenews.com/nat4530.html

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Catholics In Name Only, USCCB Denounced by Bishop Martino

Topics:  Faithful Citizenship, Freedom of Choice Act

TWO STORIES:

Bishop shows up unannounced at election forum, defends Church’s stance on abortion

“The USCCB doesn’t speak for me.”—-Bishop Joseph Martino, Scranton, PA

Opinion:  Bishop Martino is Right, ‘This is Madness People’

After listening to some of the speakers attempt to take the most recent letter of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on “Faithful Citizenship”, turn it on its head through sophistry, and then use it as a framework to influence Catholics to support a candidate who has pledged as their first official act if elected to the Presidency to sign the “Freedom of Choice Act” into law (even though an alternative exists which would at least limit the evil of procured abortion) the Bishop stepped up to the microphone. He told those present: “No social issue has caused the death of 50 million people”, referring of course to the current evil of abortion on demand as it exists in the United States of America since the horrible judicial opinions in Roe and Doe. Then he spoke those four words, “This is Madness People.”

Related:

Freedom of Choice Act

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:s.01173:

http://www.nchla.org/issues.asp?ID=50

Catholic League: Obama and Infanticide

Pro-“choice” Catholics will vote for Barack Hussein Obama.  You’ve seen the bumper stickers in church parking lots, read about them on the internet, in news reports, and heard them on the radio talk shows.

Show them this!

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights:

Obama and Infanticide

In addition, the Catholic League has taken out a full page ad (9/22/08 Weekly), “Obama, NARAL, and Infanticide.”

“It’s quite clear what’s going on:  the radical pro-abortionists–and no one is more radical than Obama and NARAL–will even defend selective infanticide if there is one chance in a million that it will chip away at Roe v. Wade.  Incredibly, even NARAL eventually dropped its opposition to the [Born Alive Infants Protection Act] bill, somthing Obama never did.”—William Donahue

Sr. Simone Campbell: “Amadinejad didn’t discuss Israel”

Sr. Simone Campbell, NETWORK
Sr. Simone Campbell, Director, NETWORK

Sister Simone Campbell is the director of NETWORK a Catholic social justice lobby.

Sister Campbell’s talk was dull.  All Saints Catholic Church in Portland is dull.  The architecture was dull.  The tiny crucifix (on a stand) was dull.

Why the heck does the Archdiocese of Portland need a social justice speaker in the first place?  I guess the United States Bishops are hen-pecked by the Catholic Feminists.  Women can’t be ordained.  I know!  Let’s throw out the Body and Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Our Savior — because he’s a male symbol of the “patriarchy” they hate and fear — and replace it all with Social Justice blather!  That’ll fill the pews!

“LIVE YOUR SOCIAL JUSTICE!  I LIVED MY SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE PARKING LOT”—Sr. Simone

No, actually, Sister, that’s “charity.”

SISTER IS INSPIRED BY IRAN’s AHMADINEJAD

Your Editor asked Sister Simone a question.

“On the NETWORK website [removed]  you reflect on your meeting with President Ahmadinejad during his visit to New York last year.  You write, ‘I think I was most touched by his comments about poverty…how…there is a denial of someone’s human rights.” [emphasis added]

‘Sister, how can you justify being touched by him when he wants to obliterate Israel?’

“He didn’t talk about Israel then.”

She didn’t want to discuss anything further and abruptly ended the conversation.

RELATED:

NETWORK’s Democrat Party Social Justice Platform

We at Fidelity and Action question NETWORK’s hyperfocus on “Government Action Needed for the environment, the ecology, and the environment. ”

This just in:  the Portland Archdpdx Justice & Peace ministry lists the platform [removed].  Wow.  Now that’s something all the Catholic Saints can certainly reflect upon why they were martyred!

Obama:  Orthodox Christians are Hijackers

Sister Simone gives lip service to Catholic social teaching but she is pro-abortion.  She has ties to Nancy Pelosi and the apostates Call To Action.

Thanks once again to Oregon Catholic Citizens for their contribution to this story.