1. I accept that I am under the control of a higher power (Muppet).

churches noticing something odd about bush...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2032616,00.html


"oh, hey!  maybe he _isn't_ christ reborn.  heh.  oops.  ah well, next time."


fuck me these people are stupid.  churches should just stay the hell out of politics.
Permalink Send private email zestyZuchini 
March 13th, 2007 7:09pm
> t the statement condemning torture was not intended
> as a criticism of the Bush administration

Hate the sin love the sinner I guess.
Permalink son of parnas 
March 13th, 2007 7:20pm
Catholic priests are allowed to hold political office at all:

Code of Canon Law 285 §3; 287 §2 (towards the bottom):

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/__PY.HTM

I'm not sure how they justify strong political stances (e.g. you're in a state of sin if you vote for someone who supports the right of women to have abortions, which I think some bishops said to Kerry supporters in 2004).
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 13th, 2007 7:37pm
Huh?

"§2. They are not to have an active part in political parties and in governing labor unions unless, in the judgment of competent ecclesiastical authority, the protection of the rights of the Church or the promotion of the common good requires it."

Are you referring to the exception?
Permalink Send private email Philo 
March 13th, 2007 7:44pm
BTW, thanks to my Con Law prof, Roman Catholics can't hold office: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_Drinan

([snif] I didn't know he died just six weeks ago)
Permalink Send private email Philo 
March 13th, 2007 7:47pm
"not" I meant to say they're _not_ allowed to hold political office at all.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 13th, 2007 8:02pm
No, it's the perfect tie-in, don't you see?

Faith-based voting initiatives are all the rage! Why not take stances on real-world issues with empirically measurable consequences based on someone elses completely intangible and immeasurable belief system?
Permalink JoC 
March 14th, 2007 11:06am

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