This pissed me off.
I am glad that I am not part of this parish.
Someone might say that I am not a real Caltholic, or that I should be kicked out of the church for saying sentiments against this priest. But the way I see it, being denied the Sacrament of Communion based on the fact that a man that's leading the country is going to uphold the constitution on the decision of Roe V Wade is criminal.
Is President-Elect Obama doing the abortions himself? No.
Is President-Elect Obama saying that girls that get pregnant and don't want their unborn child go to abortion clinics? No.
He is the man of the law, and has to uphold said law, it is his constitutional duty to make sure the law is upheld.
It is kind of funny that this priest says that McCain would have been a better president because he SAYS he's anti-abortion. Apparently, the lives of soldiers constantly dying for wars that shouldn't be the US' problems have less value compared to the lives of the aborted, especially in the cases of women who got pregnant because they were raped by people of their own family or by men who have no conscience, raping and pillaging women against their will... Let alone be raped and carry a child when they are children themselves!
I do not advocate abortion but I am glad that I don't have to be faced with the decision whether to have one or not. However, as much as I don't want to be denied medical assistance in a stressful situation, my vote should not be the reason that I would be ex-communicated, if not, denied a sacrament because I choose a leader based on his ability to lead and save lives.
I am not going to be repentant because I have made a choice for someone who I think could lead. So where does that lead me with the Sacrament of Reconciliation?