I have often wondered what it would take to get Catholics to realize that the Democrat Party does not have their best interests in mind. When actually, the Democrat Party has an anti-Catholic agenda. Well, thankfully for President Obama’s evolution on the issue of gay marriage, Catholics are finally realizing this and leaving the Party. From the Catholic News Agency:
Washington D.C., Jun 7, 2012 / 03:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A wave of local and state Democrats throughout the U.S. are leaving the party due to controversy over its leaders’ support for “gay marriage,” as well as concerns about religious freedom and the defense of the unborn.
“There comes a time when you have to stand on what you believe in,” said Greg Waggoner, sheriff of Leake County, Miss. “And I can no longer have any connection with the Democratic Party if that’s the route they’re going to take.”
Waggoner was one of seven local Mississippi Democrats who formally switched his party affiliation to Republican on May 30.
He said that the Democratic Party took an “extreme left turn” when its national leaders “endorsed same-sex marriage” in recent weeks, presenting a direct conflict with his faith and allegiance to Christ.
Firmly committed to the belief that marriage is a union “between a man and a woman,” he realized that his views were better reflected in the Republican Party.
According to the Mississippi Republican Party, more than 50 Democrats in the state have switched their affiliation since “Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama have taken over the national Democrat party.”
Other states – particularly those in the South – have had a similar experience, as Democrats are exiting the party at a significant rate. The shift is being attributed to increasingly liberal stances by leaders of the Democratic Party.
On May 9, U.S. President Barack Obama voiced his official endorsement of “gay marriage,” becoming the first president in the country’s history to do so.
His announcement came just days after Vice President Joe Biden said that he was “absolutely comfortable” with “gay marriage.”
The move immediately sparked controversy, with critics arguing that it does not reflect the will of the people. In every state where the issue has been put to a vote of the citizens, marriage has been upheld as the union of a man and a woman.
In recent weeks, several prominent Democrats have called for support of “gay marriage” to be added to the party platform at the convention in North Carolina this September.
The suggestion has been controversial both within and beyond the party, especially in light of North Carolina’s recent adoption of a constitutional amendment to protect marriage…
The agenda of the Democrat Party is not one that is compatible with religious liberty in America.