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'Come unto me all those who are heavy laden with Obama bumper stickers.'
A Fairfield woman whose car was adorned with celebratory signs for President-elect Barack Obama is furious that a priest singled her out during Sunday morning Mass and ordered her to leave.
Elizabeth Caster admits her Toyota Sequoia was parked in a loading zone outside of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Fairfield, but said it was common practice by parishioners during services and that two other vehicles parked on either side of her vehicle were not addressed.
Caster said the Rev. Sebastian Meyer humiliated her in front of the congregation, saying from the pulpit, "We cannot have a car with Obama signs written on it on these premises. And I don't care who Obama is."
He continued, "I want this car off the premises in 10 minutes or it will be towed. Whoever's vehicle this is, I want it removed. I don't want to see that car anywhere around here," she said.
The Rev. Meyer did not return calls. An attempt to speak to him face to face ended abruptly Wednesday morning when he announced, "No, we're not writing that," and attempted to snatch a reporter's notebook away.
Caster said the priest followed her and her 10-year-old son out of the church and refused to let her park anywhere in the parking lot. She had to come back after the service to pick up her parents, who were visiting from Kenya.
She has since forgiven the pastor, she said, but noted a definite tone in his voice. "It was something to the effect of, I don't care who Obama is, he won, get over it," she said. "It seems there was some anger and animosity in his tone. You could feel the Holy Spirit sucked out of the church."
'Don't eat this......in remembrance of who you voted for.'
A Greenville, S.C., priest who told parishioners those who voted for President-elect Barack Obama risked placing themselves "outside of the full communion of Christ’s church" is simply enunciating church teaching and has the full support of the Diocese of Charleston, a spokesman said Thursday.
The provocative letter from the Rev. Jay Scott Newman to members of St. Mary's Catholic Church has sparked controversy and yet another conversation about faith and public policy.
"Voting for a pro-abortion politician when a plausible pro-life alternative exists constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil," Newman said in the letter posted on the Greenville church's Web site, www.stmarysgvl.org, "and those Catholics who do so place themselves outside of the full communion of Christ's Church and under the judgment of divine law."
Newman said that those who did not choose the anti-abortion candidate, in this case U.S. Sen. John McCain, "should not receive Holy Communion until and unless they are reconciled to God in the Sacrament of Penance, lest they eat and drink their own condemnation." Link
New Focus on the Family fundraising letter comparing Obama presidency to dangers of Hitler....
The spirit of Winston Churchill was alive and well on Tuesday night at Focus on the Family Action headquarters.
You may recall that in the most desperate days of World War II – when Great Britain was being pounded daily by Hitler’s Luftwaffe – that Winston Churchill called on his countrymen not to despair from danger but to rise to the challenge.
Our nation has never faced the kind of anti-family, pro-abortion assault that we’re likely to see in the coming weeks and months. We don’t have to guess what the Left will do now that they control Congress and the White House; they’ve told us. Link
Looks to me like new challenges to tax exempt status are in order.