Should a Catholic Group Endorse This?
This is a political ad from Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle. Look at it. It would be hard to find a more race-baiting, xenophobic, anti-immigrant ad – even in this crazy season. Would a Catholic support this? If you are the Thomas Peters-linked Catholic Vote, then the answer is yes, enthusiastically so. For this outfit claims to “use the teachings of the Church to make critical judgments about which candidates deserve our vote”. And Angle is their number 2 candidate, with a score of 9.9 out of 10. Then again, if you can think that opposition to maternity and autism in health insurance constitutes a “pro-life and pro-family” position. I would hope all my Catholic friends on the right distance themselves from this discredited outfit. At this stage, it’s about as “Catholic” as “Catholics for a Free Choice”.