Ricky Carandang reports his strange conversation with Fr. Melvin Castro, the priest who heads the CBCP commission that prepared voting guidelines for the Catholic faithful. (READ HERE)
He asked the priest why candidates who commit plunder and acts of corruption are not being condemned in the same way that reproductive health advocates are.
The priest replied plunder and all of those corrupt acts are an offshoot of the lack of respect for the family and therefore not as bad in the heirarchy of catholic morality as family planning which is as he says, anti-family.
In other words, it’s okay to plunder as long as you don’t wear a condom.
An even crazier religious leader spoke about the disaster in Haiti. (READ HERE)
Pat Robertson, in the January 13, 2010 edition of the Christian Boadcasting Network’s 700 Club, blamed the Haitians for the earthquake that hit their country.
PAT ROBERTSON: And, you know, Kristi, something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, “We will serve you if you will get us free from the French.” True story. And so, the devil said, “OK, it’s a deal.”
And they kicked the French out. You know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other. Desperately poor. That island of Hispaniola is one island. It’s cut down the middle. On the one side is Haiti; on the other side is the Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, et cetera. Haiti is in desperate poverty. Same island. They need to have and we need to pray for them a great turning to God. And out of this tragedy, I’m optimistic something good may come. But right now, we’re helping the suffering people, and the suffering is unimaginable.
KRISTI WATTS (co-host): Absolutely, Pat.
God help us.
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