Thursday, January 8, 2009


Melkite and Maronite Catholics Lean Democratic

It is a small group, overlooked in many polls, but research by the Zogby Institute indicates that Obama may have done even better among some Eastern rite Catholics than his amazing win with Catholics in general.

Among Catholics of the Greek-Melkite and Maronite churches, it seems that they favored Obama by as much as a 21 percentage point margin. They are twice as likely to call themselves Democrats as Republicans.


Anonymous said...

How appalling to discover "Catholics for Obama". How can you call yourselves Catholic? Obama is clearly a pro choice candidate, the catholic church is Pro Life. Plain and simple by supporting Obama you are supporting genocide. Abortion is the single most important issue of our time and yet the "catholics" here are supporting a candidate who thinks it's above his pay grade. What will you do when he signs the Freedom of Choice act? This is the single most disgusting piece of legislation in recent years. Please stop calling yourselves Catholic it's an affront to God. A pro choice catholic is as much a contradiction as a pro Al Qeada American. The 2 positions or complete opposites.

Katherine said...

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for sharing.