Is This Ad Anti-Catholic?

A recent political post card showing a Catholic Priest wearing a button that says, “Ignore the Poor” is being billed as an anti-Catholic ad. Is it?

In recent years, the Roman Catholic Church has indeed stepped into the political ring. In 2008, they took a stance in support of Prop 8 in the California 2008 election. Though the bill, though related to the Church’s stance that homosexuality makes  baby Jesus cry, is a civil law and does not concern the beliefs or theology of the church at all. The church, after all, does not recognize any marriages performed outside it’s institution. The marriage of homosexuals would be no different than the marriage of atheists, Protestants, or Buddhists.

The Catholic Church also took a stance against health care reform, another purely political move. The move motivating the postcard.

As of late, the Catholic Church has sent out 400,000 DVDs just in time to reach people’s mailboxes before the Nov 2 elections attempting to persuade the voting public to think about gay marriage when they vote. In his segment of the video, Archbishop John Nienstedt directly mentions voters and “an amendment to our state constitution” to keep marriage a straight only institution.

So, the question is, does the Catholic Church believe they can continue to support political messages but never receive any rebuttals for the positions? They have, with great gusto, thrown their pointy hats into the ring. They are a political entity, and can therefore be treated the same as any other. The ad is not anti-Catholic, it’s merely treating them the same as other political entity. Now, about that tax-exempt status …

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One Comment on “Is This Ad Anti-Catholic?”

  1. Ray Marshall Says:

    Of course the Catholic Church knows that it will receive criticism if it speaks out on issues that are important to it. It has been doing that for 2,000 years.

    It also knows that in this country it has freedom of speech and can inform its 70 million members about political issues without fear of legal or financial reprecussions.

    And it also knows that receiving criticism means that the power and effectiveness of its messages increase even more, reaching more of its target audience and even non-Catholic who agree with the Church on issues.


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