Separation when it’s convenient for my views

Separation when it’s convenient for my views

A local newspaper does a re-hash and expansion of an article I linked the other day about the Massachusetts state representative told by her pastor she wasn’t welcome to be a cantor. The article quotes me and my brother-in-law Peter Campbell. Guess which side we came down on. Guess which side the other pro-abortion Catholic politician and the Voice of the Faithful members came down on.

As usual, the pro-abort pol’s reasoning is specious:

“It’s unfortunate the church got involved in politics,” says [newly elected Salem state. rep. John] Keenan. “It’s a slippery slope. Where do they draw the line and whom could it impact down the road? I’d bet there are a lot more people in that parish that are pro-choice or support same-sex marriages.”

I wonder if Keenan would find it so unfortunate if the Church started penalizing politicians who support the war in Iraq or who want tax cuts or want to change the welfare system? My bet is that his principled stand on the separation of church and state would suddenly wither away.

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Domenico Bettinelli