I know Catholics love to put their faith in non-existent beings… but this seems especially futile even for them:
The leader of Rhode Island’s Catholics is suggesting that voters could write in Mother Teresa’s name or sit out the Nov. 4 election because the candidates aren’t “terribly promising” on the abortion issue.
In a piece posted online Wednesday in The Rhode Island Catholic diocesan newspaper, Bishop Thomas Tobin said that writing in Mother Teresa or Pope Francis in protest would send a signal that voters want anti-abortion candidates.
You know what? I’m fine with that. Anyone who feels so strongly against abortion rights should write in Mother Teresa’s name. And while we’re at it, conservative Christians should write in Jerry Falwell‘s name. Or don’t vote. Just toss the ballot away; you have too much power as is.
Even if Mother Teresa won, her ghost would do far less damage than a typical conservative Republican.
By the way, Tobin is referring to the same gubernatorial election that caused local Catholic high school officials to remove Democratic candidate Gina Raimondo‘s name from their Hall of Fame.