by Max Brantley
It's Sunday. I'm taking it easy. But a reader managed to stop by his church of choice today. He reports:
Head down to Christ the King Roman Catholic Church for a blistering sermon that is basically a "Vote for McCain" speech. Msgr. Malone says he has a duty as the pastor to tell his congregation how to vote. He can't name any names of candidates, but he said that no one will have any trouble determining which candidate is apparently the only moral candidate on presidential ballot. The entire sermon is devoted to the abortion issue and the Supreme Court.
Like the message or not, this would seem to easily fall within the bounds of acceptable pulpit speech. I'm guessing, however, that it will be about as successful with the flock -- maybe less so -- than teachings about birth control.
Also from the day's mailbag: A friend sends a link to a good article by an Alaskan about his environment-hating governor.