Overheard on the Web, and other Web links From The Herald's Research Editor
Monday, May 09, 2005
Religion vs. politics
Did you hear about the church in western North Carolina that 'excommunicated' several parishioners because they voted for John Kerry? The Asheville Citizen Times has been following this story. This is some of the same thinking that led former Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XIV) to tell American bishops they should excommunicate candidates who supported abortion rights. The pastor of a Baptist church in East Waynesville, NC, went a little further in assuming that anyone who voted for Kerry must also be in favor of abortion.
Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the
Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the
News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to