A Catholic priest in South Carolina is refusing communion for Obama supporters.
A South Carolina Roman Catholic priest has told his parishioners that 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.
I say “More of this” because I am thrilled that the right wing is being exposed, unlike at any time before, to be an exclusive club for wingnuts. More than ever before, even sensible Republicans are realizing as much.
People who’ve written that the Republican Party will veer more to the right after this election are exactly correct. And personally, I am happy to see it happen.
Update: Added a link to the story, which I forgot to do before I published it.