I received an email from my relative regarding our Catholic faith. The email contained a paid political advertisement produced by church members entitled “Test of Fire: Election 2012″. I want to share my response:
I believe, as our forefathers did, that you do not mix politics and religion. If you do, then the religious institution is indulging in political persuasion and should be taxed.
I find it incredible in today’s society that the church denies women access to birth control. Using birth control is being responsible both morally and physically, only having the children one wants and can afford. The majority of women depend on birth control much to the chagrin of church leaders. I watched a nun on Face the Nation last Sunday and she stated nuns are behind birth control and, in general, are democrats. Priests tend to be republican. Asked why nuns are democrats, she replied “we are on the street dealing with the reality of daily living”. Priests are living in ivory towers. Smart lady.
I, myself do not believe in abortion, however, I am not my brother’s keeper. We all make our own decisions in life according to our own religious beliefs, and I will defend a woman’s right to chose no matter what the outcome.
As for gays being given the rights of traditional marriage, I say God does not make mistakes and they are here for a reason. All human beings deserve love. I do not judge God’s wisdom. They did not ask to be gay, just like we did not ask to be straight.
I trust the youth of our nation will view these topics in an independent and fair way and will support President Obama in pursuit of a more perfect union.