The world's largest political organization, The Catholic Church, has scored another touchdown for injustice in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Bishop David Ricken in a letter to his diocese proclaimed that if a voter chose someone for choice and marriage equality their soul will be in jeopardy. Translating that vague language, if you vote for President Obama you can go directly to hell.
The Oshkosh Northwestern reports:
"Ricken’s letter, dated Oct. 24, notes that the church has a responsibility to “speak out regarding moral issues, especially on those issues that impact the ‘common good.’” It goes on to note principles to keep in mind in the voting booth on Nov. 6, including abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning and gay marriage.
“A well-formed Christian conscience does not permit one to vote for a political program that contradicts fundamental contents of faith and morals,” Ricken said in the letter. “Some candidates and one party have even chosen some of these as their party’s or their personal political platform. To vote for someone in favor of these positions means that you could be morally ‘complicit’ with these choices which are intrinsically evil. This could put your own soul in jeopardy.”