From Father Z’s site:
I am not that interested in the fact that Bishop Tobin switched his party registration from Democrat to Republican. I don’t really like either political party. Though one has intrinsic evils (abortion, homosexual marriage…) enshrined in its platform, while the other (Republicans) do not. But as my father says, “Conservatives conserve the advances liberals have made.” I haven’t noticed Republicans restore any traditional values in my lifetime.
I wanted to note this quote from Father Z’s post, as I think it is important. And kudos to Father Z for telling it like it is 🙂
Don’t give me any of that “you can be ‘pro-life’ and yet not talk about abortion because ‘pro-life’ can’t be limited to the abortion issue” seam-less garment blah blah. We have to defend the poor and the un-born. Don’t give me that “we help the unborn more by not talking about abortion and focusing on government entitlement programs for the poor”. B as in B. S as in S. We don’t have to choose between the unborn and the poor. We can’t choose between them. We have to choose both. Silence about the unborn and avoidance of the issue for the sake of a “bigger picture” is a cop out. Without the right to be born, the other social justice issues are so much wind in the weeds.
I think that puts it very well.