A prominent, conservative, Republican, Catholic lawyer, Douglas Kmiec, recently endorsed Barack Obama for president.
Obama, of course, supports a woman’s right to choose.
So Kmiec’s priest retaliated by refusing to give him communion.
All for endorsing the “wrong” candidate.
It doesn’t matter to me about the Communion. But it is discouraging that even the Catholic church is getting itself entangled in the upcoming elections.
The full story (including an interview with Kmiec) can be heard here.
(Thanks to Aaron for the link!)
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