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Saturday, April 24, 2004
Andrew Sullivan (scroll down) has a John F. Kennedy quote up, derailing the "theocons." It's a nice thought, but somewhat out of context. When Kennedy made that statement in the early 1960s, there were no culture wars. There was no Roe v. Wade, no Lawrence v. Texas, no gay marriage initiatives. You can disagree with what conservative Catholics and Protestants have to say on those matters, but it's naive to say that scripture has no comment. Christianity does have something to say about abortion, homosexuality, pornography, etc. You can take it or leave it, but I don't understand why anyone would be surprised that a pastor or priest might make a remark about it.

I've been a churchgoer all my life, and I've never heard a pastor tell me how to vote. I've heard many pastors suggest that a candidate or party's support of a certain issue might lead me in one way or another, but I've never been instructed on how to cast my ballot.
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