I may be a Protestant but I’m very happy at this news:
Scientists who carry out embryonic stem cell research and politicians who pass laws permitting the practice will be excommunicated, the Vatican said yesterday.
“Destroying human embryos is equivalent to an abortion. It is the same thing,” said Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, head of the Pontifical Council for the Family.
“Excommunication will be applied to the women, doctors and researchers who eliminate embryos [and to the] politicians that approve the law,” he said in an interview with Famiglia Christiana, an official Vatican magazine.
Excommunication forbids Catholics from receiving communion, assisting in any Church duties, and sometimes from having a Church burial.
Dare I hope that the Kennedy’s will be excommunicated?
I doubt that there are many fetal stem cell researchers who are evangelicals, and I don’t have much hope for the old-line Protestant denominations, but non-Catholic churches ought to follow the Catholics and announce that they, too, will exclude from communion or use church discipline on abortionists, fetal stem-cell researchers, and their politician friends. This is certainly one issue that all Christians should agree on.