No Communion For Republican Obama Supporter
Douglas Kmiec, who worked in the Reagan justice department, was denied communion in April for endorsing Barack Obama. Kmiec’s makes a good point when he says if Catholic is to be punished for views on abortion, what about the church’s position on war?
“To think you have done a generous thing for your neighbor or that you have built up a culture of life just because you voted for a candidate who says in his brochure that he wants to overturn Roe v. Wade is far too thin an understanding of the Catholic faith,” he said. Kmiec, a critic of the Bush administration’s Iraq policy, added that Catholics should heed “the broad social teaching of the church,” including its views on war.