Priest tells Fox: Democratic platform 'goes against Biblical teachings'
The leading Republican candidates for the presidential nomination have all been campaigning heavily on their religious beliefs. The Democrats have also touched on the importance of faith in their lives, but have not made it a campaign issue in the same way.
Father Jonathan Morris, a conservative Catholic priest who regularly offers comnmentary for Fox News, was asked on Fox & Friends why there is "less of a response" from Democrats when it comes to talking about God. Morris first giggled and quipped, "Would you like me to give you the politically correct answer?"
Morris then explained, "When you have a political platform, like the Democratic platform right now, that on major issues goes against Biblical teaching, okay -- about abortion, about homosexual marriage, other issues -- it's very, a delicate issue. Now, this is not judging any Democrat's individual faith, but when their platform goes against Biblical teaching they know they have to be careful when they start getting into details."
When asked whether the Republican platform also goes against Christian doctrine on issues like poverty, Morris replied somewhat cryptically, "There's always a hierarchy of value. When there's no life that's permitted, poverty is not an issue." Morris may have been trying to say that aborted fetuses don't get the chance to be poor, so poverty doesn't have to be addressed until after the abortion issue is resolved.
This video is from Fox's Fox & Friends, broadcast on December 16, 2007.