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Will I be sued for discrmination if I write a letter to our Director of Music and Liturgy regarding his endorsement of Obama for president? I want to tell him that he has a right to vote according to his conscience but to openly endorse a candidate who espouses ideologies and theories contrary to our churches teachings is, I think, unacceptable because he is a very visible constituent of our parish. Please respond.
Answer by Judie Brown on 10/11/2008:
First of all, we live in America and nobody can sue you for pointing out the truth. Fact vs. Fiction is basic information, regardless of the person or subject about which you are writing.
I might also add that those who are supporting pro-abortion candidates are in a state of grave sin, as the Bishops of Dallas and Forth Worth just made abundantly clear in their brilliant statement. You can find the statement on line: http://www.fwdioc.org/img2/pServices/respect_life/joint_statement_eng.pdf
Here is the pertinent quote:
b. If another intrinsic evil outweighs the evil of abortion. While this is sound moral reasoning, there are no “truly grave moral” or “proportionate” reasons, singularly or combined, that could outweigh the millions of innocent human lives that are directly killed by legal abortion each year.'