This question comes on the heels of a move by the Catholic Church to ban any politician in the U.S. from receiving communion if they support abortion rights:
"Politicians who support abortion rights have long drawn criticism from church authorities. Now Pope Benedict XVI says they should be subject to excommunication.
"That would create problems for fully half the Democratic presidential field as well as the Republican who leads most polls for the GOP nomination, Rudy Giuliani."Pretty barbaric.
So if the First Church of the DC Comicitcian were to meddle in American politics like this, how would we proceed?
Forget taking a stand against abortion because you know goddamn well that Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and the Black Canary would sooner clean up the street with your broken ass than let you decide for them what they're going to do with their bodies.
So what could politicians do to earn our wrath? I mean besides secretly funding a project of Lex Luthor's or granting a full pardon to the Joker after what he did to Jason Todd and Batgirl.
Maybe it would just be best if we left Batman and the Pope out of our public decision making altogether.
(Hat Tip to Carolyn KB from Tennessee Guerilla Women for the USA Today link about the Vatican's tax-free influence they have over our government.)
The Pope, The Joker, Abortion, Religion and State