The Deacon's Bench

“About 80 percent in this town are Catholic but they’re still voting for Obama. The state is very conservative but everybody pays attention to politics and the issue here like anywhere else is a town that needs jobs. The economy is going to win it out. Just because we are Catholics doesn’t mean we are going to stay with our church.” — Tony Poseno, barber to Scranton Bishop Joseph Martino, explaining why many in staunchly Catholic Scranton — despite the strong words from their bishop — will probably vote for pro-abortion candidate Barack Obama.

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