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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 02:34 AM
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50. Vatican official accuses Obama of 'arrogance'
A senior Vatican official on Saturday attacked US President Barack Obama for "arrogance" for overturning a ban on state funding for family-planning groups that carry out or facilitate abortions overseas.

It is "the arrogance of someone who believes they are right, in signing a decree which will open the door to abortion and thus to the destruction of human life," Archbishop Rino Fisichella was quoted as saying by the Corriere della Sera daily.

Fisichella is president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, one of a number of so-called pontifical academies which are formed by or under the direction of the Holy See.
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"I do not believe that those who voted for him took into consideration ethical themes, which were astutely left aside during the election debate. The majority of the American population does not take the same position as the president and his team," he added.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Vatican+official+accu...


Fisichella is, of course, lying in that last past - a clear majority of Americans thinks abortion should be available in some form. And to accuse Obama voters of not taking into account 'ethical themes' seems very insulting to them; they can think the ethics of Obama good, and indeed, better than McCain's. I'll return the insult, and say Fisichella is an arrogant, mendacious, intolerant wanker.
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