Catholics: Democratic voters are doomed to hell and Clinton is Satanic
Politics from the Pulpit
On Oct. 16th, a flier appeared in a Catholic parishes bulletin that claims if you vote democrat you will go to hell.
It is a mortal sin to vote Democrat … immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell,” the flyer said. It cited the five public policy issues from the “Voters Guide for Serious Catholics” and said that Democrats violate each of them, while Republicans cross none.
Later in the month they changed the flier to say that Hillary Clinton was being used by satan. They are prohibited, under section 501(3)(c) of non-profit tax code, from promoting or denegrating any political candidate in order to sway people's opinion on who to vote for.
Here is a clear example of this violation:
Here it's a southern baptist preacher advocating against both candidates which is still a big no-no for non-profit organizations. He should lose his non-profit status for what he said but of course that would require the IRS to give a shit.
Why are democrats going to hell?
The claim in this instance is that Dems are going to hell for:
- support for abortion
- same-sex marriage
- human cloning
- embryonic stem cell research
If you support women's right to comprehensive health treatment, you're going to hell.
If you support the right for everyone to be able to marry the person they love, you are going to get cornholed by Satan himself.
If you support Death with Dignity, then Beelzebub will peg you till you die for the rest of eternity.
If you support cloning efforts whether it be organs or full humans, Lucifer will clone you in hell so he can kill you twice.
If you do the damnable act of supporting embryonic stem cell research, the EVIL ONE will grow organic weapons with stem cells to impale you continuously for eternity.
Why is hillary satanic?
The Bulletin had this to say about Hillary's ties to Satan:
“The devil does this through tactics outlined by Saul Alinsky with the outcome as Hillary Clinton stated ‘And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed,’ to draw us away from God’s teachings regarding the sanctity of life to those of the world and its prince,” the bulletin said.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the quote-mined statement was actually about cultural barriers that prevent young girls from getting into elementry schools and how she wants to eleminate those barriers. So again this boils down to supporting the advancement and comprehensive care of women.
That makes her "satanic".... sure. I mean Satan did convince Eve to eat that fucking fuit, right.
Hillary definitely has issues that prevent her from being a good choice but these points listed here just aren't making the opposition look good. They just look like crotchety old men that don't like women advancing in our culture and getting complete healthcare.
Bulletins weren't approved
Many lawyers have already looked over the incident and concur that it violates the limitations of a 501(c)(3) organization and The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego has already responded:
on Wednesday said the messages in the flier and bulletin do not reflect Catholic teaching or diocese policies, are inappropriate, and that voters should use their conscience to determine which candidates to support.
“It’s not a mortal sin to vote for Democrats, number one. And number two, the church doesn’t take positions on this, and we’re not going to,” diocese spokesman Kevin Eckery said.
They said the flyer was inserted into the bulletin and was not approved by any official in the church. They need to keep a better eye on what goes into these bulletins otherwise it will land them in tax-hell.
(h/t San Diego Union-Tribune)