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Archbishop Raymond Burke Reminds America: Voting For a Pro-Marriage Equality Candidate Sends You To Hell

Still insisting this “god” person created the universe, Pope Benedict XVI attempted Thursday to bridge the religion-science gap by pointing out all the wonderful things physicists and astronomers do. And now he and his minions are going to tell American voters all the wonderful things they can do: New guidance from the Vatican is schooling the populace that it is a sin to vote for any political candidate who endorses “grave evils” like abortion, embryonic stem cell research, or homosexual (airquotes) marriage. The holy suggestions come from Archbishop Raymond Burke, who’s soon to become a cardinal. Fox News set up a tip line to submit instances of voter fraud; please send along a link to this post.

Almost exactly six years ago, Burke clarified comments about Catholics and voting he’d made earlier in the summer. In the 8,600-word letter, called “On Our Civic Responsibility For the Common Good,” Burke said same-sex marriage, because it is “intrinsically evil, ” should be a greater moral priority to Catholic voters — on the same level as abortion — than issues such as war and the death penalty, which “are not intrinsically evil.”

Earlier in the summer, Burke had said it was a grave sin for Catholics to vote for a politician who supports abortion rights. He then seemed to soften that stance by saying that only if a Catholic were to vote for a politician who supports abortion rights because of that politician’s position on the issue, would the voter be committing a grave sin.

[St. Louis Post Dispatch]

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    So by casting a vote, one will go to hell……..Do tell us where one goes who fucks little boys please

  • ChicagoJimmy

    Fuckin’ tax dodgers!

  • pete

    It would almost be comical if it wasn’t so goddam infuriating!

  • Mac McNeill

    listening to a Catholic Priest will make you a pedophile.

  • ewe

    he looks like Carl Paladinos identical twin. The nonprofit status of the catholic church should be suspended until these gluttons go back into their rectories with their cooks and housecleaners and shut up. I think good people need to stand up and tell these hateful charlatans that they do not defind god. They speak for their own ignorance and that is all. Shame!!!

  • ewe

    Let us all not forget these cardinals are long time dysfunctional sexual beings whose advice no one should be listening to.

  • ewe

    Anyone who marries their imaginary god has no credibility to speak on any real marriage between two people.

  • peteNsfo

    But the Khurch does SOoo many good works…

    Surely we can overlook their on-going divisive, prejudice in our secular society??? In fact, we can even subsidize it with tax breaks so that those actually oppress can know that the Khurch spokeswhores weren’t inconvenienced financially.

    Hey, Katholics, has it reached a tipping-point… yet???

  • Jeffree

    Why doesn’t Archbishop Burke encourage Catholics not to vote for adulterers?—Jesus’ mentioned that Sin in the Buy-Bull, didn’t he?

    I must have not read the parts of the Gnu Testament where Jesus said that same sex marriage is “intrinsically” evil, whereas wars and the death penalty are just sort of kind of possibly a lesser infraction that God is willing to overlook as long as you marry a person of the opposite gender!

  • ChiGuy76

    What people don’t know is that this guy is so reactionary that even the Vatican tries to keep its distance from him. He used to be archbishop of St. Louis, but had to be removed because he excommunicated 12 people in one year. His Emminence had to be given a “desk job” in the hierarchy. Only if they could have given him a muzzle as well.

    Fortunately, most Catholics no longer even listen to the bishops, particularly on political issues (see http://www.catholicsforequality.org and http://www.returnthedvd.org). Given how the hierarchy was complicit in the child molestation scandals over the years, these guys no longer hold any moral authority. Personally, I think the Church leaders should keep their mouths shut until they learn to clean their own house.

  • Kevin

    This guy is a flaming queen. Trust me on that one.

  • Gary B.

    Oh give me a fucking break.

    I’d really love to see the Bible quote that states that even voting for someone who supports gay marriage will send one to hell. Talk about a bad set of suppositions based on something that was inaccurate to begin with. The mind boggles.

  • GayGOP

    Things like this make me so glad to be a Protestant. That being said, why didn’t the Church elect Cardinal Martini? It would have been sanity. Oops, it was because that idiot from Poland who previously stood as the crazy man in the white dress stacked the College of Cardinals against his previous appointments from the 1970s and 1980s, most of whom were pretty liberal for Catholics.

  • Mike in London UK

    someone should remind the Archbishop that his church has been covering up child-abuse for fuck knows how many decades in the USA, UK, Ireland and just about every other country in the world.


  • edgyguy1426

    This was all abortion-related. Way to bait and switch Queerty

  • Shofixti

    Um, there are “moral” politicians?

  • robert in nyc

    If this asshole is going to tell his parishioners how to vote, then he’s put his cult in violation of the IRS tax-exempt code. Time to make them and all the other cults pay up if hey want to meddle in the political process.

  • Robert

    Tax them, tax them, tax them.
    Better still, as agents of a foreign nation, the Vatican State, with quasi diplomatic status, thanks GW Bush, Raymond Burke and every other priest should be under surveillance for terrorist activity directed at children. If the world wide conviction record of this rogue state was shared by any other nation of this world the United States government would slapped sanctions on it and expelled it’s agents faster than one could take a spin around a rosary. End the special treatment, expel the agents of terror! It’s for the children!

  • robert in nyc

    Robert, you make a good point. I’ve also been espousing the removal of their tax-exempt status for years but no politician is going to touch that one, none of them have the guts to do it for obvious reasons. That said, I’d love to see a national movement grow to support it. I’m sure the molestation victims’ families would be interested.

  • Hyhybt

    I liked the Lutheran bishop better…

  • Queer Supremacist

    Hey hey, Archbishop Ray, how many kids did you molest today?

    The day is coming when decent people rise up against these genocidal charlatans and beat them to a bloody pulp as restitution for their millennia of war crimes. They are terrorists, just like their Muslim compatriots. They will all die in the most brutal manner possible. And so will anyone who gets in our way.

    The War on Terrorism begins at home!

  • the crustybastard


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