by Teh Nutroots | To be fair, he doesn't actually excommunicate them or anything---just says that, having cooperated with "intrinsic evil," they need to do penance. The Priest, who can't have been paying close attention, says that Obama is the most radical "pro-abortion politician" ever. (YN) As for me, I've never met anyone who is pro-abortion; most Americans I know just think that the Catholic church doesn't get to decide for people who are not members when life begins and what God's opinion is on abortion. In other words, they are pro-choice. I myself am anti-abortion but completely pro-choice. They are not mutually exclusive.
Let us hope we see a bit more separation between church and state in the coming years. Confusing a religious conviction with a political principle is the first step on the road to theocracy.