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  •  Let's say the issue was an abortion amendment (5+ / 0-)

    And the Catholic Church made it known they were pro-life and campaigned for an amendment limiting abortions.

    Should the businesses of all Catholics be boycotted?

    Um, no. Individual members aren't all responsible for the actions of their Church.

    Please limit the knee-jerk reactions.

    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." Upton Sinclair via Al Gore; -6.62, -5.28

    by bluejeandem on Fri Nov 07, 2008 at 03:18:41 PM PST

    •  This is tough (1+ / 0-)
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      While I completely disagree with targeting people for their religious beliefs, I do find it funny when two evangelical religions on the right fight it out.

      I'm not advocating this, but the next step is to encourage Born-Agains to boycott Mormons and Catholics...starting a real divisive religious battle, such that each faith has to form their own political party.

      I'm not sure if this is the intent of the boycott, but you are effectively advocating a religious battle.  All non-mormons can agree that Mormonism is ufcked up, just like all non-christians can agree that Christianity is ufcked up, etc.

      Should the rest of the world boycott America based?  Well, maybe it would be justified, but it would seem unfair.

    •  Well, I disagree. If I belong to a club that (0+ / 0-)

      has never had a n*gger as a member, and is proud of that, I am guilty.

      The Church is the sum total of it's members. One belongs because one believes. I was raised a Catholic, and I agree with the most conservative, "believe-or-get-out" Bishops, and the (relatively) new Pope. The bishops are right to deny Communion to Kerry, Giuliani, and any other public or private figure that supports free choice. Excommunication was used by the Holy Church to great effect and success for centuries, and should be brought back.

      I am, as an American citizen, responsible for my country's lack of action in Darfur. I am responsible for torturing prisoners, for rendition, for an illegal war and occupation.

      I do what I can to fix what is wrong. And, we have won a small battle this week. But the fight goes on. And, yes, I don't knowingly spend money supporting Catholic businesses/charities/bake sales. I don't even eat at Carl's Jr.s, even though their brand of fast food is slightly more palatable than most.

      Ferengi Rules of Acquisition: #34 "War is good for business...but only from a distance, the closer to the front lines, the less profitable it gets"-8.25, -6.21

      by Jacques on Fri Nov 07, 2008 at 05:44:06 PM PST

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