Abortion and Racism

Abortion and Racism October 21, 2008

Wise words from Bishop Blase Cupich of Rapid City, South Dakota:

“In any election people have many reasons to support one candidate or to oppose another.  Some of these reasons may be wise and good, some not so good, and others simply wrong. The promotion neither of abortion nor racism can ever be a motivation for one’s vote. Voting for a candidate solely because of that candidate’s support for abortion or against him or her solely on the basis of his or her race is to promote an intrinsic evil. To do so consciously is indeed sinful. That is behavior incompatible with being a Christian. To allow racism to reign in our hearts and to determine our choice in this solemn moment for our nation is to cooperate with one of the great evils that has afflicted our society. In the words of Brothers and Sisters to Us, “It mocks the words of Jesus, ‘Treat others the way you would have them treat you.’”

(Hat tip: David Gibson)

Notice the implication. If your vote against Obama because of his race, you are cooperating with evil, no matter how awful his position on abortion or any other important issue may be. And I have a sneaking suspicion that more people oppose him because of his race and background than because of his views on the right to life of the unborn.

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