Catholic church bulletin warns that Democrat voters will go to hell
A Catholic Church has released a flyer which suggests that people who vote Democrat will go to hell.
The flyer was released at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Old Town, San Diego, and also reads that Hillary Clinton is doing the work of Satan.
The flyer, titled ‘Voters Guide for Serious Catholics’, was also translated into Spanish, and was included with a weekly bulletin from the Immaculate Conception church on 16 October.
It reads: “It is a mortal sin to vote Democrat”, adding: “Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell.”
Despite blaming the flyer on an outside group, and saying he didn’t proof it before it went out, the pastor of the church, Father Richard Perozich, said he did tell churchgoers that they would go to hell if they voted Democrat.
“The fact that somebody took this and then made it public took it out of context,” Perozich told the New York Daily News.
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“I would never tell anyone to ‘vote this’ or ‘vote that.”
He said the text in the flyer “went a little beyond” the approved message.
But the church could lose its tax-exempt status due to the blunder, which is against the rules for church-provided materials.
A spokesman for the church told the Union Tribune that it is “not a mortal sin to vote for Democrats.”