Catholic bishops plan opposition to Obama

While most sane Americans are still celebrating Obama’s election and preparing for a new, fair and honest administration, the Catholic bishops are in a snit. They’re having a meeting this week in Baltimore where a big part of the discussion is how to challenge the new president:

Abortion is not the only issue on which the bishops plan to challenge the president-elect. Over the weekend, aides to Mr. Obama said he was considering overturning President Bush’s directive that banned most research on embryonic stem cells. Cardinal George said the bishops would “be in conversation” with Mr. Obama on this matter, too.

After eight years of a Republican president who invoked Catholic language to cement his anti-abortion platform, the bishops are now confronting an incoming Democratic administration that has championed abortion rights.

In the closing months of the presidential race, several Catholic bishops skirted close to endorsing the Republican candidate for president, Senator John McCain, by proclaiming that Catholics could not in good conscience vote for a candidate who favored abortion rights.

The Catholic hierarchy has kissed George Bush’s ass for years. And, George Bush did enormous damage to this nation and this world, with the tacit blessing of the Catholic bishops. They were played for fools by the GOP — and it looks like that’s going to continue.

Challenge Obama, bash gays –all in a day’s work for the Catholic bishops.


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