The Sunday bulletin of San Diego’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Oct. 16 wasn’t very different from all the others.
Seven pages. A welcome to newcomers. A Mass schedule.
But there, between the prayers of healing for the ill and the deployed and a reminder about a parent-child chastity luncheon for ages 11 and up, was an extra flier.
On it was printed a memo, written in Spanish and English, and titled, in part, “How to vote like a Catholic.”
“It is a mortal sin to vote Democrat . . . immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell,” the flier said, as reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune.
The flier listed five political topics that will guarantee damnation for anyone who endorses them, the newspaper reported.
What are those mortal issues? Abortion, same-sex marriage, euthanasia, human cloning and embryonic stem-cell research.
Warnings from the church, which is in Old Town, the city’s historic district, escalated Oct. 30.
The message that day specifically mentioned Hillary Clinton, linking her to the famed late community organizer Saul David Alinsky, whom it described as a tool of “Satan” and “the devil.”