Boycott Brouhaha

March 31, 2009 at 1:57 am (Uncategorized)

Kenneth Woodward on “Why Notre Dame Should Welcome Obama”
My brother sent me this editorial about Obama and Notre Dame, and I really liked it. The author brought up a point in favor of welcoming Obama to Notre Dame which I hadn’t thought of: the chance for Obama to hear an opposing viewpoint as he sits on the dais at graduation. Interesting.
An aside, or a tangent. When did abortion become the hot button issue for conservative Christians of all varieties? After all, with abortion, the government isn’t the actor. It’s still an individual choice, as has been hammered home over the years. Unlike, say, war, or capital punishment, where the government is the actor.
Ahem.

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2 Comments

  1. Emily said,

    I gotta tell you I think the dichotomy between the way most people who are “Religious” are on war/poverty versus abortion is interesting, religiously 🙂

    You make a good point about government versus private actors, but then I think that’s why some people are so disturbing about going after abortion providers.

    You may like/be interested in this speech, by the guy who I think does the best job of being liberal and Catholic at the same time in politics (Mario Cuomo) – AND it’s at Notre Dame: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mariocuomoreligiousbelief.htm

    • batsinthebelfry said,

      Emily, WHAT a speech! Chills! Amazing.

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