The Rev. Joseph Illo, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Modesto, Calif., has told parishioners in a homily and in a follow-up letter that if they voted for Barack Obama, they should consider going to confession because of the president-elect's position on abortion.
"If you are one of the 54 percent of Catholics who voted for a pro-abortion candidate, you were clear on his position and you knew the gravity of the question, I urge you to go to confession before receiving communion. Don't risk losing your state of grace by receiving sacrilegiously," Illo wrote in a letter dated Nov. 21.
This is the kind of putrid bullshit that religion brings. It is mind control and the attempt to control people's actions and even their vote. Vote for this guy or you might go to hell! What stupidity!
And even more offensive than just making these type of stupid statements is that they then pass the collection plates so that the sheep attending these services can donate their money to pay for the lawyers to defend the pedophile priests. Hey, now there is something that could get you sent to hell (if one actually existed) - pedophilia... not voting for Barack Obama.
Fuck the "reverend" Joseph Illo up the ass with a white hot tire iron.