Monday, September 15, 2008

Voting For Catholics

The USCCB has finally made it clear how a faithful Catholic decides where to cast his vote. One starts with these five issues:

abortion
euthanasia
embryonic stem cell research
human cloning
homosexualism

A Catholic is going to vote for the candidate who opposes all of these. If there is no such candidate, you vote for the one who will do the least harm on as many of these issues as possible. Only when there is no difference between the candidates on these five issues do you choose on the basis of ANY other issue.

It isn't rocket science, people. Read your candidates' websites and campaign literature. See who NARAL and HLI endorse.

2 comments:

Origen said...

It's unrelated to your blog post, Arch, but someone recently pointed this out to me. I thought of you.

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/184928/september-15-2008/the-word---how-dare-you-

- Origen

Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

Thanks, I enjoyed that. Colbert is funny. But the sort of issue he brings up is still nowhere near important enough to ignore the five foundational issues.