Monday, May 18, 2009

Obama: A Supporter of Pedophilia?

After a week of increasing controversy, today was the day that President Obama delivered the Commencement address at the University of Notre Dame. He also received an honorary degree from the prestigious Catholic institution. Not surprisingly, many students and families chose to skip the graduation ceremonies.

You see, the Catholic university's invitation to the President had generated a lot of criticism from members of the church. To many Catholics, inviting a United States President who supports abortion rights was nothing short of sacrilegious. In fact, many Catholics considered this an act of blasphemy comparable to someone daring to suggest that the Earth is NOT the center of the universe.

Curiously, no one protested when George W. Bush appeared there a few years ago. Over 152 prisoners were executed in Texas when he was governor. Bush approved more executions than any other governor in modern history. He did this despite appeals from Pope John Paul II to end capital punishment. So how come all these supposedly devout Catholics didn't raise a fuss then? It must be nice to pick and choose which tenets of your faith you're going to follow.

On the other hand, I understand why so many Catholics are offended by Obama's appearance at Notre Dame. Hell, I am too! And I voted for the guy! By making this visit to Notre Dame, Obama is in effect endorsing the Catholic church, an organization that for many decades knowingly harbored hundreds of known child molesters.

The President clearly owes the American people an apology for associating with such a criminal organization.

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