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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Pro-Abortion Democrats Fail to Respond to MCC Survey

The Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) conducted a Voter Survey this year for the Michigan gubernatorial election, U.S. House and Senate races in Michigan, and the Michigan attorney general's race.

Republican candidates Dick Devos, Mike Bouchard, and Mike Cox all fully answered the survey questions. Most other Republican candidates also answered the survey. DeVos, Bouchard, and Cox all indicate by their answers that they are pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. Additionally, their answers indicate that they will work in support of the common good and that they recognize the fundamental importance of the dignity of the human person.

Pro-abortion Democratic candidates Jennifer Granholm and Debbie Stabenow failed to answer the survey, as did nearly every other Democratic running for office in Michigan. Granholm's failure to respond to the survey is particularly egregious considering that she publicly claims to be Catholic. For whatever reason, however, Granholm apparently thinks that her fellow Catholics don't deserve to know her positions on these questions.

Regarding the lack of a response from Granholm, a recent Detroit News article stated:

"The governor did not respond to our survey, so parishioners are left only with the answers provided by Mr. DeVos, which is unfortunate," said Paul Long, vice president for public policy for the Michigan Catholic Conference.

No, Mr. Long, that's not what's unfortunate. What's unfortunate is that the Michigan Catholic Conference and leadership of the Catholic Church in Michigan didn't do more to expose Michigan's pro-abortion, pro-homosexual rights "Catholic" governor. Instead, Michigan's Catholic leadership did much to muddy the waters on Catholic moral teaching and to obstruct the Catholic laity from speaking the truth regarding Granholm's (and other Michigan Democrats') anti-life positions.