The following letter to the editors of both the Arkansas Catholic and the Sentinel Record represents solely the opinion of its author:
“My plea to my undecided Christian friends in the present election.
Deuteronomy 30:19 I have set before you, life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then.
In the October 22 issue of Arkansas Catholic newspaper, Bishop Taylor lists seven key themes of Catholic social teaching we must weigh seriously as we prepare to vote:
- The right to life and the dignity of the human person….
- The call to family, community and participation, in particular regarding the sanctity of marriage as the lifelong union of one man and one woman open to the gift of new life.
- Rights and responsibilities, including religious liberty whereby we are not forced to act contrary to our conscience (such as the HHS contraceptive mandate) ….
These same concerns are echoed each Sunday in all Christian churches around our great nation and are the formation of our human conscience.
There is one Presidential candidate who pledges to defund Planned Parenthood (the largest abortion mill in the world), reopen discussion on the DOMA, and repeal the affordable care act while the other candidate pledges to double down on Planned Parenthood, expand nontraditional marriage and strengthen the affordable care act and in addition is on record as despising Catholics and Christians and opining on how our teachings need to change to accommodate the new world we live in.
With these facts clearly presented to us I still find Catholics and Christians who will vote for the establishment candidate. All I ask is if presented with these facts, What Would Jesus Do?