Video: Catholic bishop becomes Republ...

Video: Catholic bishop becomes Republican over abortion, same-sex marriage

There are 12 comments on the Hot Air story from Aug 15, 2013, titled Video: Catholic bishop becomes Republican over abortion, same-sex marriage. In it, Hot Air reports that:

The Republican Party picked up a convert recently, WPRI reported on Tuesday evening , and one of a rather remarkable nature.

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“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#1 Aug 16, 2013
Can we pull these idiots' tax exemption yet? This is an overtly political act by a major representative of a religious body.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Richmond, IN

#2 Aug 16, 2013
vatican cultists that want to engage in politics should be taxed! They have been given a free ride for too long! The bishop sounds like a real moron!
Dan

Omaha, NE

#3 Aug 16, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
Can we pull these idiots' tax exemption yet? This is an overtly political act by a major representative of a religious body.
He cannot have a party affiliation?

I don't recall your vexation on this subsequent to reportage of Sr. Simone Campbell speaking at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in support of the Affordable Care Act.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#4 Aug 16, 2013
He made a political declaration as a rep of the RCC. Wh
y? I'm sur virtually every member of he clergy has a political affiliation, but they keep it private.

Did the nun say she was a democrat?
Dan wrote:
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He cannot have a party affiliation?
I don't recall your vexation on this subsequent to reportage of Sr. Simone Campbell speaking at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in support of the Affordable Care Act.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#5 Aug 19, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
He made a political declaration as a rep of the RCC. Wh
y? I'm sur virtually every member of he clergy has a political affiliation, but they keep it private.
Did the nun say she was a democrat?
<quoted text>
The Bishop was asked to speak to a local political group.

She spoke at the DNC directly against Republican budget proposals.

I think more people heard the nun.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#6 Aug 19, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
Can we pull these idiots' tax exemption yet? This is an overtly political act by a major representative of a religious body.
Did you take the same stance when 22 religious organizations, amongst them Catholics for Choice, Episcopal Divinity School, Jewish Women International, Methodist Federation for Social Action, Muslims for Progressive Values, the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advisory Board,
endorsed Obama on contraception?
Dan

Omaha, NE

#7 Aug 19, 2013
Bama Yankee wrote:
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Did you take the same stance when 22 religious organizations, amongst them Catholics for Choice, Episcopal Divinity School, Jewish Women International, Methodist Federation for Social Action, Muslims for Progressive Values, the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advisory Board,
endorsed Obama on contraception?
Of course not.

It's only problematic when anyone opposes abortion or state provision of contraception.

Then, and only then, they should be silenced.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#8 Aug 19, 2013
Did the nun declare herself a democrat?
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
The Bishop was asked to speak to a local political group.
She spoke at the DNC directly against Republican budget proposals.
I think more people heard the nun.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#9 Aug 19, 2013
Did any of them declare themselves democrats? THAT'S the issue. Contraception isn't a democrat-only issue; many republicans favor it too.
Bama Yankee wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you take the same stance when 22 religious organizations, amongst them Catholics for Choice, Episcopal Divinity School, Jewish Women International, Methodist Federation for Social Action, Muslims for Progressive Values, the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advisory Board,
endorsed Obama on contraception?
Dan

Omaha, NE

#10 Aug 19, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
Did the nun declare herself a democrat?
<quoted text>
I didn't hear her do it on the playback of her remarks to the DNC.

Maybe she was one of a long list of speakers at the DNC who didn't identify as Democrats, yet felt compelled to make speeches advocating various DNC planks and criticizing RNC planks, as the nun did.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#11 Aug 19, 2013
Since caring for the poor is often the central duty of many orders, she may well be in favor of healthcare legislation. She may well equally oppose the dems' support of abortion rights.
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't hear her do it on the playback of her remarks to the DNC.
Maybe she was one of a long list of speakers at the DNC who didn't identify as Democrats, yet felt compelled to make speeches advocating various DNC planks and criticizing RNC planks, as the nun did.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#12 Aug 19, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
Since caring for the poor is often the central duty of many orders, she may well be in favor of healthcare legislation. She may well equally oppose the dems' support of abortion rights.
<quoted text>
She was asked a direct question about whether abortion should be illegal.

Her response?

"That’s beyond my pay grade. I don’t know."

She declared the Romney-Ryan budget "horrifying", but was relatively agnostic on abortion.

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