From a reader:
You have an interesting take on God and morality because it is completely
contrary to the ideals of God and morality I and millions of people in
America believe in.
Probably, because you’ve been so influenced by the National Review’s
Catholic hardliners, you seem to believe that abortion and only abortion
matters. You question Kerry’s God talk because he says he is opposed to
abortion but won’t legislate against it. That’s a fair criticism.
My God and morality–as opposed to the Opus Dei version parroted by your
colleagues–also says capital punishment is immoral (esepcially executing
children), that poverty is immoral, that unjust war is immoral. Based on
those principles, a president who relished in having the highest execution
rate as governor while professing faith and waging an unjust war based on
crumbling evidence is incredibly immoral. The fact that more people live in
poverty today then they did four days ago seems like another strike to my
God and my morality.
So, let’s be honest. Bush courting religious voters while shaming God is as
reprehensible as Kerry arguing social justice while backing abortion. In
fact, it’s more immoral and vile.