Catholics for Obama were the first folks state side to pick up the story. An African Archbishop said if he were an American he would vote for Barack Obama. His statements came as he attended and lectured at the Synod of Bishops in Rome.
Sully directs us to NCRcafe who first reported and Rocco who fleshes it out in analysis and context (worth the read). The money quotes as sully points out,
“Of course I believe that abortion is wrong, that it’s killing innocent life,” he said. “I also believe, however, that those who are against abortion should be consistent.
“If my choice is between a person who makes room for abortion, but who is really pro-life in terms of justice in the world, peace in the world, I will prefer him to somebody who doesn’t support abortion but who is driving millions of people in the world to death,” Onaiyekan said.
“It’s a whole package, and you never get a politician who will please you in everything,” he said. “You always have to pick and choose.”
I could never put it any clearer to my brothers and sisters in the faith.
Of course the usual suspects on the right have already been quick to dismiss the Archbishop as a communist in the comboxs while their leaders remain silent on the issue though Archbishop Burke, formerly of St. Louis and as the title suggests, may be upset with the African Prelate for undermining his best efforts to equate the democratic party (candidate) with death (evil). Sphere: Related Content