This Article in the Baltimore Sun really makes me wish we had a candidate like Maryland Lt. Governor Michael S. Steele here in our state.
"You will find that you cannot divorce your faith from your public service," Steele said, as the audience, primarily composed of parents who home-school their children, applauded. "There can be no conflict between God's will and my duty as a public servant." . . .
"You can't please everyone, but you can certainly make them all mad at you at the same time," Steele said, as the audience chuckled. "As an African-American Catholic Republican, I'm pretty good at ticking everyone off." . . .
"You can't be a sign of contradiction and be 'personally opposed, but ... ,'" Steele said, referring to Catholics who oppose abortion but do not take an anti-abortion political stance. "You have to be a sign of contradiction in moments like that."
Steele criticized Catholic politicians who support policies that violate the church's teachings on issues such as "the degrading of holy institutions like marriage."
I am so happy to find Catholics politicians willing to stand up for who they are at their core. Hey, if this guys is running for Senate, maybe we can get him on the Presidential ticket in the future. I would sure vote for him!!!
Thanks to Curt Jester for the link.