Priest: No Communion for Obama Supporters

Friday, November 14, 2008

If the religious bigots in the Mormon church aren’t bad enough, now we learn of a South Carolina Roman Catholic priest who instructed his parishioners they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the Democratic president-elect supports abortion, and supporting him “constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil.”

The Rev. Jay Scott Newman said in a letter distributed Sunday to parishioners at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville that they are putting their souls at risk if they take Holy Communion before doing penance for their vote.

“Our nation has chosen for its chief executive the most radical pro-abortion politician ever to serve in the United States Senate or to run for president,” Newman wrote, referring to Obama by his full name, including his middle name of Hussein.

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20 Responses to Priest: No Communion for Obama Supporters

  1. Randy Arroyo says:

    These zealots are unhinged. If Obama parted the Atlantic and let the people drive across the floor of the ocean in their cars, these religious extremists would still find something to hate about him.

  2. Conejo1982 says:

    Just another example that Christianity leads to mental and emotional psychosis.

  3. Roger says:

    Fuck him. Fuck him right up his bigoted, patriarchal, stupid ass with a depleted uranium rod.

  4. Fran says:

    Rev. Jay Scott Newman is one effed up zealot.
    He must have been absent the day they studied the part of the bible that says *judge not*.

  5. libhomo says:

    If I were a Catholic, I would say “no communion, no money.”

  6. madhouse6 says:

    has he not heard of separation of church and state?

  7. Jim says:

    Somebody needs to lose a tax-exempion.

  8. George says:

    Black man Obama in White House 🙂

  9. feminazi says:

    Are people really such lemmings that they do what they’re told by people in church leadership positions? I recall one Jim Jones telling people to drink arsenic-laced grape Kookaid, too.

  10. Pete says:

    I do not think this guy is not a nut case, zelot or whatever you want to call him.

    If you truely believe that the Bible is true, and you do not take things in the Bible out of context, you would understand that a loving, Holy, Just God has said “You Shall Not Commit Muder”, and abortion is just that.

    Religous “Christains” are to love everyone, but hate the sin, and not to participate or condone the sin.

    I am not a Catholic, but it appears to me he is attempting to follow the church value’s based on the Bible.

    The man has made a stand for something he believes very strongly about and now is being called all kinds of names. May God bless him and guide him and May God Bless our country, we as a country are turning our backs on God and that’s why our country is in the shape it’s in.

  11. toddyenglish says:

    Uhm, Obama is not pro abortion. He’s pro-choice.

    Catholics are morons…like the Mormons.

  12. So sad. I appologize sincerely for all of us. We are not all like that.

  13. Ned Flanders covers it pretty well: “I done everything the Bible says, even the stuff that contradicts the other stuff!”

  14. Roger says:

    No, Pete, he’s attempting to force HIS particular value system on his parishioners. He seems to forget that that not everyone is a single-issue voter (in other words, it’s the economy, stupid!) and that his Imaginary Sky Friend is supposed to do the sorting out of people’s innermost desires, drives and the like. Furtherfuckingmore, if you don’t like abortion–DON’T HAVE ONE. And finally, if McCain was such a great candidate, let me ask you:

    * would you vote for a candidate who not only left his wife, but did so for a pill-popping piece on the side?

    * condoned (tacitly) nasty, vile rhetoric coming from supporters?

    * had a running mate who wasn’t the least bit qualified and who herself had more scandal than a Hollywood twentysomething?

    It’s amazing that the priest in question didn’t make these kinds of injunctions against people who voted for McCain–oh, but that’s right; so-called Christians like the good priest here and, I suspect, like you Pete, are rather Janus-faced when it comes to which of the biblical provisions you’ll actually follow and which ones you’ll conveniently ignore for the sake of your own interests.

  15. libhomo says:

    feminazi: I thought you might like to know that Jones’ followers were forced to drink the Koolaid at gunpoint. This Catholic priest is acting on his own volition.

  16. Such a shondj about this particular priest. Fortunately, there was and is a ginormous movement of Catholics in support of Obama. I was very pleased about this.

  17. Man what a asshole.

  18. Nan Yun says:

    I am a Buddhist.
    I respect all faiths and beliefs. I do not force my beliefs on others.
    Barack Obama is a good man. A decent man.
    This Catholic priest has overstepped his duties.

  19. I wonder if he deny communion for the people that wanted to hang Sen.Obama.O’reilly wanted to hang his wife, does he still get communion?

  20. Adirondacky says:

    How to say this nicely? If I were Catholic and a priest told me I couldn’t take part in church services because I voted for Barack Obama, first I would tell him to “fuck off,” then I would turn the priest in to his superior.

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