Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Christian PAC Endorses Obama - Biden



Christian PAC boosts Obama in effort to ‘broaden issues’

Washington DC, Sep 1, 2008 / (Catholic News Agency).- An advertisement from an independent political action committee (PAC) called the Matthew 25 Network is running advertisements which use religious appeals to encourage citizens to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama.

In one advertisement prominent evangelical leader Rev. Brian McLaren says “as a pastor, I know you can learn a lot about a man’s character by the way he treats his family.”

The Matthew 25 Network is a group of Evangelical, Catholic, Protestant, and Pentecostal Christians. As a PAC, the group is sponsoring radio, television and print advertisements targeting Christians, mostly broadcasting on Christian radio in a few key swing states.

Organizers claim Rev. McLaren’s advertisement is the first to use active clergy for a Democratic presidential candidate. The ad also includes Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell, who has been close to President George W. Bush and recently officiated at the Texas wedding of the president’s daughter Jenna Bush.

“We’ve seen the domination of just a couple of issues surround the Christian voice in politics,” says Mara Vanderslice, the evangelical founder of the group who worked for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. “We wanted a Christian voice that better reflected the gospel values missing from the landscape.”

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“People like myself get a lot of attention when we talk about issues like abortion and family life, but not when we talk about helping low-income people,” says Sharon Daly, former vice president of social policy for Catholic Charities. “Matthew 25 gives us the opportunity to try to get candidates to focus on these concerns.”

...Daly herself emphasizes that Obama became a Christian while working as a community organizer in a Catholic-sponsored program.

Daly, who once served as the director of domestic social policy for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, states she believes Catholic support for Obama will grow as “Catholics reflect on this and get to know more about him.”

7 comments:

Milehimama said...

I made a campaign sign based on Matt 25:40. BigHugeLabs lets you create your own posters.

Obama Matt 25:40

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how a catholic can possibly support Obama? He supports abortion on demand, he voted in favor of partial birth abortions, He stated he isn't paid enough to have an opinion on when life begins.Yes, there are other issues but 43 million abortions since Roe V Wade make this the defining reason why Catholics should not in conscience vote for him. You can't be Catholic and support abortion.

Milehimama said...

Wow, it is a little disingenuous and cowardly to remove the link from the comment and also disallow the link to my profile.

May God soften your heart towards these babies, who have no hope unless our leaders change things.

May you be filled with God's mercy,
Milehimama.

Katherine said...

Milehimama,

I don't like links here, in large part to some of the filty sites that your fellow McCain supporters have tried to post links to. i fyou have a comment to make, make it.

I am all for our leaders changing things to protect the unborn, both changes in legal protections and changes in support for women in crisis pregnacies. On the former, the GOP has the better record, on the later, the Democrats.

Rustler45 said...

KATHERINE: I don't like links here, in large part to some of the filty sites that your fellow McCain supporters have tried to post links to. i fyou have a comment to make, make it.

KATHERINE, YOU'RE A LIAR. YOU CAN'T TAKE FREE SPEECH IN HERE AND THAT'S YOUR REAL PROBLEM. YOU'RE A LYING HYPOCRITE. ALL LIBERALS ARE ALL FOR FREE SPEECH FOR THEMSELVES, BUT NOT FOR ANYONE ELSE. I KNOW HOW YOU WORK.

AND YOU PROVE IT EVERY TIME I POST.

AND I POST IT OVER IN MY FORUM SO THAT ANYONE CAN SEE WHAT YOU DISALLOW.

YOU'RE AFRAID TO POST IN MY FORUM AREN'T YOU?

DON'T WORRY. I KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND THAT'S ALL THAT COUNTS.

BTW YOU HAVEN'T FOOLED THE OTHER EITHER.

CatholicsForDemocracy said...

rustler45,
"KATHERINE, YOU'RE A LIAR. YOU CAN'T TAKE FREE SPEECH IN HERE AND THAT'S YOUR REAL PROBLEM. YOU'RE A LYING HYPOCRITE. ALL LIBERALS ARE ALL FOR FREE SPEECH FOR THEMSELVES, BUT NOT FOR ANYONE ELSE."

Are you really that retarded (no personal offense meant to Palin's baby)?

I am going to type this slowly. Maybe, with luck, you'll read it slowly and understand. This blog is not a public access forum. It is a blog belonging to Katherine and Kurt. This is where Katherine and Kurt exercise their free speech rights. Anyone who comments on it comment on it at the discretion of Katherine and Kurt. Period. Your free speech rights are not abridged by that. You've stated you have a blog. Fine. That is where you exercise your free speech rights.

The First Amendment to the Constitution does not grant you the right to say whatever you want, wherever you want. It only protects you from public intrusion on your speech and from social intrusion on your speech in public spaces. As I just said, this blog is not a public space. It is a private blog gratuitously open to the public. It is not a contradiction for those who own/administer the blog to limit what you can say.

On that matter, I personally have a blog, and I have administered a community blog. In practice, I have banned folks (actually, only one) who have contributed less incendiary and less graphic commentary than what you have contributed in this blog. You should count yourself so lucky that Katherine and Kurt give you so long a rope with which to hang yourself.

Rustler45 said...

OURMARXIST SAID: The First Amendment to the Constitution does not grant you the right to say whatever you want, wherever you want.

RUSTLER45: My aren't you the scholar? You must be a freakin' genius or something.

OURMARXIST SAID: As I just said, this blog is not a public space. It is a private blog gratuitously open to the public.

RUSTLER45: Wrong. It has been opened to the public by allowing comments. If they want it private then close the comments option.

OURMARXIST SAID: It is not a contradiction for those who own/administer the blog to limit what you can say.

RUSTLER45: Oh yes it is. Any liberal who limits speech is a hypocrite. They are always claiming to be the champions of free speech. Fact is that seldom do they really allow opposing views.

Now go put your nose in the corner. Or better yet go get a decent haircut.