Maybe you were fooled in 2008, when the US Bishops Conference issued their weak proclamation about faithful citizenship. Maybe you excused yourself in the name of social justice because the mainstream media has you convinced that conservatism is an evil plot of country club executives to keep the poor down in America. Maybe you wanted to prove you were not a racist by voting for a black man. Maybe you were just stupid.
There are no more excuses. You cannot vote for Obama and call yourself a Catholic. Why?
1) Obama is the most pro-abortion president in American history.
He ran for president proclaiming his full support of the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), which would codify the "right" to kill unborn children as the law of the land, require taxpayer funding of abortions, require all hospitals to perform abortions, INCLUDING CATHOLIC HOSPITALS, and worse.
You cannot support a candidate who supports such laws and call yourself a Catholic, because your vote helps make more abortions possible.
2) Obama supports homosexual marriage.
He came right out and said so. Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman. "Gay" people have more rights today and control more of the media's output than at any time in history. The discrimination argument is bunk.
Marriage exists for the creation and maintenance of families, not so sexual deviants can exercise their carnal desires with legal sanction.
3) Obama uses fallen-away Catholics to enforce his Culture of Death agenda.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius are both "Catholic" women who support abortion wholeheartedly. They are also two of Obama's biggest mouthpieces in furthering his policies. They may attend Mass and sit at the dais with their honored bishops, but it doesn't change their fallen status. Until they make a sacramental Confession and publicly renounce their support of baby-killing, every Communion they receive is a sacrilege.
4) Obama is a liar.
Obama said over and over again that the mandate of his Health Care Legislation was not a tax. So what did he do? He had his own attorneys argue before the United States Supreme Court that the mandate was permissible because it constituted a tax!
Obama has been spending heavily, broadcasting TV ads that denounce his opponent, Mitt Romney, for outsourcing jobs overseas when he was the head of Bain Capital. The Washington Post's own ombudsman declared that the accusations are false. That's the ombudsman for one of the most staunchly Democratic newspapers in America.
These are four reasons you cannot vote for Obama and call yourself a Catholic. They are all based on basic Catholic morality--honesty, fidelity to the Church's teaching, and protection of the unborn.
There are plenty of other reasons not to vote for Obama based on secular concerns. But if you are a Catholic and the secular world has you convinced that you should vote for him, it's time to choose: The world, the flesh and the Devil or your sacred faith?
Stand up and fight!