Priest: Catholics Who Voted For Obama Shouldn't Take Communion

One Catholic priest is asking his parishioners not to take communion if they voted for Barack Obama for President.

Reverend Jay Scott Newman says the president-elect's pro-abortion stand is against the beliefs of the Catholic church and anyone who voted for him should not take the sacrament.

Reverend Newman says church law does not allow him to refuse communion to a parishioner but he believes Obama supporters should do penance because of their vote.

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  • by wr Location: nc on Dec 24, 2008 at 06:28 PM
    Political correctness teaches us to be tolerant of sin. Being politically correct most of the time is biblically incorrect. The bible teaches us to be forgiving of the sinner. None of us is without sin but nothing can separate us from the love of God. I didn't vote for Obama but its time to quit complaining because we have a big job in restoring our economy. Pres. Obama needs all our prayers.
  • by Coach M Location: Rocky Mount on Dec 17, 2008 at 12:33 AM
    Anonymous: You are VERY wrong. I voted for President-Elect Obama but I am strongly against abortion. I believe that it should be a person's choice and not the right of the government to dictate their beliefs. Just as God has given us a choice to ask for his forgiveness or not. JJ: We are ALL illegal alliens. The fact is that the only group of people that are not are the native Americans.
  • by Carolyn Location: New Bern on Nov 24, 2008 at 08:19 PM
    To Mr.Newman make sure you tell all your priest who molested little boys over many years not to take communion either a sin is a sin remember that.You sound ignorant to me.You know yall catholic priest is well known for molestation.
  • by Mark Bossinger Location: naperville,il on Nov 21, 2008 at 02:14 PM
    Catholic priests should worry about their own pedophile priest cover ups by the American Bishops, and stay out of politics, stop pushing parishoners away. Many Catholics are leaving to more loving Churches, because of this.
  • by Carl Location: Slicer on Nov 21, 2008 at 10:09 AM
    I am not Catholic but I am a Christian. I do agree this Priest is doing his job. Carl Slicer, Vernon, CT
  • by Anonymous on Nov 20, 2008 at 04:51 PM
    To JJ-If you are not Catholic then mind your own business. I am Catholic and I agree with the Priest. This article only pertains to those that are Catholic. If you are going belong to a faith and claim to be Christian then that means living a Christian life 7 days a week and not just Sunday. I realize that no one is without sin but abortion is a deliberate mortal sin. Those Catholics that voted for Obama are also supporting abortion. You can't be a Christian and support abortion!! ABortion is against all things Godly!!!
  • by JJ Location: Kinston on Nov 20, 2008 at 02:00 PM
    The Catholic Church needs to stop meddeling in politics period. They aid and abet illegal aliens; which is a violation of our federal law. They need to worry about their own perverts within the church, such as "child molesting" Priests and stop sticking their noses in everybody's business.
  • by Susan Fox Location: US on Nov 19, 2008 at 05:12 PM
    But it's ok to support a war where millions of innocent civilians are murdered, because murder is ok by the Catholics? Stupid people can only see in black-and-white. In the real world, sometimes you go for least-harm, most benefit. God didn't make this world perfect nor task us to make it so. God did seem to have a thing against hypocrites though...
  • by Francis Location: Antioch Ca. on Nov 18, 2008 at 08:18 PM
    Reverend Newman, Let He without sin cast the first stone.
  • by Tammi on Nov 18, 2008 at 12:33 PM
    Good for the priest! The Vatican says that voting for a pro-abortion candidate causes automatic excommunication. A vote for abortion is vote for murder.

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