Stem Cell Show Down

Again it seems Christians are never more newsworthy than when they're talking about sex. Linda Morris of the Sydney Morning Herald had this to report earlier today:

Cardinal George Pell has warned Catholic politicians they face "consequences" in the life of the church should they vote for an "immoral" bill before the NSW Parliament to expand stem cell research.

In calling for a "no" vote, the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney said he wasn't threatening excommunication.

However, he didn't rule out that their vote would disqualify them as church members or "loosen" their bonds with the church, which has taken a strong pro-life position on therapeutic cloning.

How do you feel about this? While I can understand Pell's opposition to such a bill I have to wonder about his tactics. A bit too theocratic?

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