Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Nation: Rep. Obey unlikely target of church discipline:

"Others found the move counterproductive, even partisan.

"'All of the people the letters were sent to were Democrats,' said Bill Broydrick, a former Wisconsin Democratic Assemblyman. 'And on an equally important moral issue, the death penalty, which is normally supported preponderantly by Republicans, there is not a similar admonition.'

"Broydrick, who had a pro-life voting record as a member of the state legislature, said Burke's move reflects the agenda of the 'radical pro-life movement [that] has a partisan tinge to it.'"

See...that's just it, abortion is a more important moral issue than the death penalty. Abortion is a moral absolute, the application of the death penalty is a prudential judgment.

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