Let’s Play “Who Do You Excommunicate?”

On today’s episode:

– A nine-year-old girl weighing 80 pounds, who was raped and impregnated by her step father and is now carrying twins. Doctors say she will not survive the child birth and receives an abortion.

Now, who do you excommunicate from the Catholic church?

A) The girl’s mother, who authorized the abortion
B) The girl’s doctors, who performed the abortion
C) The girl’s step father, who raped and impregnated his nine year old step daughter

If your answers were “A” and “B,” you must be regional Brazilian archbishop José Cardoso Sobrinho who authorized the excommunications or senior Vatican official Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, who defended the excommunications!

Why is the step father still a welcome member of the Catholic church, you ask?

Because “the crime [the step father] is alleged to have committed, although deplorable, was not as bad as ending a fetus’s life.”

What is wrong with these people?!

More: NY Times / CBC

Thanks to Dan Savage at Slog.

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