Breaking news yesterday gave a little vindication for those Catholics who supported McCain on the basis of ethical issues like abortion and gay marriage. Eric McFadden, a leading Catholic liberal and former head of Catholics for Faithful Citizenship, Catholics for Kerry, and Ohio’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives – not to mention he also led Hilary Clinton’s Catholic outreach program for her campaign while later speaking out in favor of Obama – was arrested on seven prostitution-related felony counts.
Columbus police labeled him the city’s guru of prostitution – a name coined by McFadden himself on his prostitution website.
One article talks about the website run by McFadden in which he reviewed the city’s prostitutes. “The ‘hooker-review’ website rated workers from escort agencies, as well as street prostitutes, at least one of whom was a 17-year-old minor. The site ran a raffle, at $10 per ticket, that gave the winner a night of free sex with a local prostitute, for which McFadden would cover the costs.”
During this past presidential campaign, McFadden attacked the head of the Knights of Columbus (a nation-wide Catholic men’s association) who called on Catholics to vote for Pro-Life political candidates. “Carl Anderson should resign as Supreme Knight so the good work of the Knights of Columbus can continue without the stain of partisan politics," McFadden, a Knights of Columbus member, wrote. I certainly hope no one takes McFadden seriously about anything any more.
Especially who to vote for.
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