Here is a flyer from a church in San Diego that just so happens to be a polling site, too:
— #NBC7 San Diego (@nbcsandiego) November 4, 2016
If you were raised Catholic, you know that a mortal isn is one that is way more serious than your standard venial sin. We’re talking murder, we’re talking sexin’ it up, we’re talking….ṿ̶̛̭͔̱̭̟͆͋̿̀̀̆̕͢͠ö̘̪̦̦̮̻̻́̅̎̊́̄̕͜͠ͅt̵̹̰̮̥̥̥̀̑̂͒̽̍͐̚͞i̸̩͍̹̟͋́͐͋͝ͅn̷̢͔̝̲̞͇̣̉͆̃̀̈́́̈́͞g̨̥͍̺̣̜̲̾̇̊̅̉̾̄̊͠͡ͅͅ d̲̼̠̻̺͇̙͈͗̿̎͛̔͗́͜͝e̖̜̜̯̮̣͑̃̀̌͛̔̐̀̊͟m̷̯͈̯̭̺̠̯̹̳̍͊̄̇͒̍̚̕o̸̙̦̬͓̼̖͗͗̄͂͟͜͡ͅc̴̛̹̹͖͓̥͉̘͖͉͗̓̆͗̊̽̽͐͗͜r̵̻͚̮̻̼̬̿̎̍͆͜͠a̢̩͎͉̻͖͑̒͐̓̓͊͝͝ţ̷̗̪̳̯̻̫̗̆̈̔̎͘͡͠.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church just wants to save you from hellfire. That’s why their October 16 newsletter contained a pamphlet that outlined the five worst positions a politician can take if he or she wants to make it to that great White House in the sky. If a politician supports abortion, same-sex marriage, euthanasia, human cloning, or embryonic stem cell research, they and all their voters are headed straight down to the reddest state of all, you understand?
By October 30, the bulletin was just saying that Hillary Clinton is being controlled by Satan.
The San Diego Union Tribune explained Immaculate Conception’s soul-saving, fact-distorting strategy like this:
The bulletin took a quote from a 2015 speech by Clinton out of context to make it appear that through Satanic intervention the Democratic nominee, using techniques from trailblazing community organizer Saul Alinsky, was telling Christians to change their religious beliefs to support abortion … Clinton, speaking at the Women in the World Summit, was actually talking about eliminating cultural barriers that prevent girls from attending elementary school and women from attending college, as well as obstacles that stand between enforcement of domestic violence laws and access to reproductive and maternal healthcare.
According to the Tribune, experts have been considering whether or not the church taking a political stance violates the rules that are to be upheld by any institution seeking tax-exempt status.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego was quick to denounce the inclusion of the pamphlets in the bulletin and even went as far as to say they had no idea how they got there.
That’s all fine and well, but the Clinton-is-basically-Beelzebub sentiment didn’t come from a pamphlet or insert; it was written in an article that appeared in the church-sponsored bulletin.
Read the Tribune‘s full report here.
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