Randall Terry, the founder of Operation Rescue will be participating in a planned pro-life civil disobedience at the headquarters of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama as well as in Colorado Springs.
“Catholics may not in good conscience”, Terry states, “vote for Obama for President – in spite of all dissent to the contrary.”
Doug Kmiec, a Catholic attorney, is also the author of Can a Catholic Support Him? On page 36, he wrote that “…it violates no aspect of Catholic teaching for a Catholic Voter to endorse, support, or vote for Barack Obama.”
Christian Newswire released his statement below on Sunday:
“The above statement is theological and morally false. Mr. Kmiec is promoting error and false teachings that are in direct contradiction to the Gospel of Life. We will do everything in our power to refute this error. …. With our federal system of government, we do not vote for laws; we vote for lawmakers who make laws in our stead. Given the history and intention of Obama to continue the legalized killing of the unborn, to vote for him is knowingly to participate in his evil acts and intentions, and to vote for abortion itself. …. For the next 5 weeks, we will focus on the Catholic Community with a simple message: no Catholics may in good conscience vote for Obama, because of his support for Roe vs. Wade. We will hand out Faithful Catholic Citizenship at Cathedrals and Parishes, hold protests, and practice peaceful civil disobedience. We begin in DC and Colorado Springs.”
Pro-life activists from DC, Virginia, and Delaware will be participating with Terry at the Obama headquarters, while pro-life activists will be at Colorado Springs — both at 12 noon on Monday; arrests are planning to be made for both demonstrations.