ROME (CNS) — The Democratic
Party in the United States "risks
transforming itself definitively into a ‘party of death,’" said U.S. Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Vatican’s highest court.
…Archbishop Burke was asked if he knew that the August Democratic National
Convention in Denver featured a guest appearance by Sheryl Crow, a musician
at a 2007 benefit for a Catholic children’s hospital the archbishop had opposed
because of her support for abortion and embryonic stem-cell research.
"That does not surprise me much," the
archbishop said. "At this point the Democratic Party risks transforming itself definitely into
a ‘party of death’ because of its choices on bioethical questions as Ramesh
Ponnuru wrote in his book, ‘The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the
Courts and the Disregard for Human Life.’"
Sheryl Crow appearing there is not as big of deal as Nancy Keenan, President
of NARAL and Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards being some of the speakers
there. I think "risks transforming itself definitively" is a charitable view of what has happened
since really they passed this point awhile ago.
Though the Republicans can’t exactly call themselves the Party of Life with the
support of some forms of ESCR by some Republicans including Sen. McCain. While
it was a good sign that rank-and-file Republicans for the most part were not
going to support pro-abortion Mayor Giuliani there were still plenty that were
willing to accept him just as long as he was strong on national security. We
must never minimize evil just because one party or candidate is less evil than