I was just watching Hannity and Colmes (gotta love endless rhetoric going nowhere), and one guest was some Catholic guy who filed for Kerry's ex-communication from the Catholic church becuase of his stance on abortion. I actually want Kerry to be president, but I also think that he should be ex-communicated. Whenever Kerry has been asked about his policy conflicting with his faith, he's responded by saying that he can believe whatever he wants as far as religion and it doesn't have to carry over into his politics becuase of the seperation of church and state, and that the church shouldn't tell him what to do politically. Certainly the church should have no influence on his (or anyones) politics, but if his political viewpoints conflict with the church, he should keep his political viewpoints and abandon the church that preaches against things he supports. It's just so hypocritical, annoying, and insulting to the intelligence of the American people when any politician says that they're deeply religious, get their spiritual guidance from religion, it taught them how to be a good person, gave them their moral base etc. and then their policy goes completely against their chosen religion. I'd be glad if he were ex-communicated and had to actually get votes based on politics, not his religion. I'm not a catholic, but I'd be deeply offended if someone claimed to be a catholic and then went out and made laws that went against catholocism. These politicians can't actually think they're fooling anyone, if they actually believed in catholocism, they would try to actually follow its lessons and save their soul and others, not just go to church on sunday and go against their faith on monday in passing legislation. Kerry is far from the only one who deserves to be cast away by their church, I'm sure people are aware of Bush's higher than average allowance of the death penalty, but this is a nice start, really trying to get religion and politics seperate again. I hope for the day when there can again be a candidate like Jefferson who doesn't have a mainstream religious affiliation and wins without people voting for him just because they go to the same type of church.