More antics from the anti-Obama crowd: The Voice claims those entering the president’s service organization will be denied church attendance. I don’t see it.
I can understand why there might be a prohibition on proselytizing when acting in an official way. If my daughter were to join this, I sure wouldn’t want her getting bugged by evangelicals, or pagans, or others insistent on making converts to their faith. If a young evangelical adult volunteer were actively converting (“sheep-stealing”) teens being helped, as a parent, I would object. I imagine if Jonas Clark’s kids were being tutored by Wiccans, he might object, too. Wouldn’t he?
His commentariat doesn’t seem to buy the lie. Sensible folk.
If this is the best PewSitter can come up with (where I found the original link), I think every criticism of the president there has to be taken with a serious grain of salt. That the truth can be stretched and outright lies passed off as part of an “online Catholic newspaper” is another nail in the political pro-life coffin. The eighth commandment (or the ninth, depending on your counting system) is pretty important in Christian circles. Or at least it used to be.
The pro-life movement has more than ample good points to make in our struggle against the culture. That some Catholics seem satisfied to resort to easy lies muddies any serious effort at making converts.