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Forgive Me Father, for I Voted for That One

New America Media, Blog, Rene Ciria-Cruz Posted: Nov 16, 2008

A Roman Catholic priest, the Rev. Jay Scott Newman, told his parishioners they should not receive Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the Democratic president-elect supports abortion, and voting for him "constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil." The priest told his flock at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville, South Carolina that they are risking damnation if they take Holy Communion before doing penance for their vote. Wow.

Would Jesus approve that message? We havent heard such a hard line since, well, the Inquisition. These religious politickers howled and spread the lie that defeat for Californias Prop. 8 would violate the separation of church and state by FORCING churches to recognize gay marriage. Yet, heres the Reverend enforcing a religious punishment for a parishioners political act. Is it time to separate the church from its estate? Tax the false prophets.

Call Me Hitler, Please

After comparing Barack Obama to Adolph Hitler, Rep. Paul Broun from Georgia said he was sorry by saying, If anyone took offense at that, I apologize. As if he cant imagine anyone being offended. But come to think of it, some of his constituents in the Klan or the Aryan nation may not appreciate their hero being compared to the first black U.S. president. Brouns comment was triggered by Obamas proposal for a national civic service corps.

JFKs Immigration Reform Set Stage for Obama

Forget Caroline and Teds endorsements. Who really set stage for Obamas victory was President John F. Kennedy and the 1965 Immigration Act he inspired. The Boston Globes Peter S. Canellos, in a Nov. 11 op-ed traced the evolution of the diverse country that is now being called Obamas America to the Kennedy-era legislation that changed color of immigration to the United States.

Before 1965, Europeans comprised 53 percent of all immigrants and Asians made up only six percent. There were very few restrictions on immigrants from western and northern Europe, but there were tight quotas for immigrants from other hemispheres, based on the belief that America should remain a white nation. Kennedy proposed a loosening up of immigration from poorer nations as a soft weapon in the Cold War.

By the 1990s, immigration from Asia, Latin America, as well as Africa, had risen dramatically. Kennedys immigration reform transformed a nation 85 percent white in 1965 into one that's one-third minority today, and on track for a nonwhite majority by 2042. Many of those minorities voted on Nov. 4 and helped put Barack Obama over the top. The rest is hysteria. Among conservatives, that is.

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