Catholic Bishop: Voters Who Support Pro-Abortion Obama Put Salvation at Risk
by Steven Ertelt
November 3, 2008
Kansas City, MO (LifeNews.com) — In one of the most far-reaching statements about Catholics and the presidential election, Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City has urged Catholics not to vote for Barack Obama. Bishop Finn says Catholics who support him put their souls at risk by supporting Obama’s "fanatical" stance on abortion.
The comments came in an interview with KCMO 710’s Chris Stigall.
"There are Catholics listening to me right now who are thinking strongly or are convinced that they will vote for Barack Obama. What would you say to them?" Stigall asked the bishop.
"I would say, give consideration to your eternal salvation," Finn responded.
"To vote for a person who has a fanatical determination to not only support abortion as it is now but to remove all limitations on it through the Freedom of Choice Act and to extend it without any recourse — throwing out all of the efforts of citizens over the last 35 years to place reasonable limits on abortion," Bishop Finn explained.
"By voting for a person who has expressed his determination to do this to Planned Parenthood and NARAL — you make yourself a participant in the act of abortion and you mustn’t do it because your eternal salvation is tied up with that important choice," Bishop Finn said.
Following his appearance on the radio program, Bishop Finn appeared on the Mike Gallagher Show on another station.
Gallagher asked: "In good conscience, how can a Catholic vote for Senator Obama?"
Finn replied, "I don’t think any Catholic can in good conscience," he said. About Obama, Finn added, "In his brief career, he has collected a very consistent record of a kind of fanaticism for abortion."
Hear the full audio at https://www.youtube.com/v/rsQC64hsSxY&hl
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