Catholic Bishop: Vote for Gay Marriage Jeopardizes Your Soul

from Newsmax – 10/27/12 –

 A vote for a candidate who supports gay marriage or abortion rights is a vote that could “put your soul in jeopardy,” a Roman Catholic bishop in swing state Wisconsin has told his flock.

Bishop David Ricken, the Bishop of Green Bay, called both abortion and same sex unions “intrinsically evil” positions in a letter to parishioners.

“A well-formed Christian conscience does not permit one to vote for a political program that contradicts fundamental contents of faith and morals,” Ricken said in the letter, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

As well as abortion and gay marriage, Ricken listed euthanasia, embryonic stem-cell research and human cloning in his list of “non-negotiables” which he said “cannot be supported by anyone who is a believer in God or the common good of the dignity of the human person.”

Ricken, 59, did not specifically tell the faithful which candidates they should support in the Oct. 24 letter, although he was clearly urging a Republican vote.

“Some candidates and one party have even chosen some of these as their party’s or their personal political platform. To vote for someone in favor of these positions means that you could be morally ‘complicit’ with these choices which are intrinsically evil. This could put your own soul in jeopardy.”

The Gazette said the bishop carries a lot of weight as Catholics make up more than a quarter of the population of Wisconsin.

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8 years ago

I believe the Bishop speaks for truth. we have been mesmerized by the media that confuses humanity. It is intrinsically wrong to kill. No exceptions to the moral law from the Creator of life. You should not kill. The clergy of the Cristian Churches realize the separation of Church and State. They will not fall for the partisanship garbage that has been around for over 50 years. Ask yourself why you were not aborted?

8 years ago

I agree with the bishop!Convenience is what it is when Catholics/Christian candidates invoke their faith to solicit vote or sympathy when vote/s should truly reflect what your beliefs are in life!

8 years ago

It is so sad that many “Christians” do not understand that it is a reflection of what is in the heart.

8 years ago

Please permit me to give a Calvinist perspective on the bishop’s remarks. Anyone who considers himself a Christian and supports the list of non-negotiables listed by the bishop, had better think again. He is a “Christian” in name only. It’s not the vote that will put one’s soul in jeopardy, but the soul already in jeopardy will simply cast a vote that reflects what it already is.

8 years ago

But I agree with the Bishop

8 years ago

YOur date is wrong

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