Priest is a model for politicians, voters
Letter to the Editor
Serving the Catholic Communities of DE and MD Eastern Shore|
April 1, 2004
This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the pro-life
convention in Wilmington. The highlight of the night was Father Frank Pavone,
head of Priests for Life. His words were informative and compelling. He did what
too many Catholics do not do; he talked about how the political process has been
left to those who oppose almost everything we believe in, yet we sit in silence.
In 2004 I am running on many issues but not running away from
any issues. Specifically, we need to speak up about life issues and homosexual
marriage. I am the only candidate who will not support HB 99, supporting
homosexual rights, and I am the only candidate who supports President Bush’s
belief in protecting traditional marriage. In fact, my Republican opponent has
said my stances are nothing more than pandering. I can assure you that
principled stands on these issues are not pandering, it is a requirement.
I encourage all who read this paper to listen to Father
Pavone’s advice and become active and voice your concerns. The very foundation
of our society is at stake.
Editor’s note: The writer is a Republican candidate for
governor of Delaware.