LOS ANGELES, August 26, 2003 ( – Actor-turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger is attempting to purchase Catholic votes with donations to the Catholic church.  The London Telegraph reported Sunday that last week Schwarzenegger’s campaign team divulged to the press the actor’s most recent tax return indicating that he donated a house worth $2 million to the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles. The proceeds of the sale of the home went towards construction of the city’s controversial new cathedral.  The paper reports that “the revelation was designed to boost his appeal among California’s Hispanic Catholic voters – a crucial constituency representing about one quarter of the electorate.”  Additionally, the actor who has prided himself on being the most radically pro-abortion and pro-homosexual marriage candidate is making it well-known that he and his family attend a Catholic church.  A similar donation was announced in the Diocese of Superior’s newspaper. The paper noted his donation of $1000 to the Cathedral of Christ the King restoration and enhancement project in the diocese. He has also promised to visit the cathedral and make a larger donation.  The coverage of the donation in the diocesan paper noted that the diocese had contacted him to make a donation.  Conveniently, the coverage did not mention Schwarzenegger’s strong views against the Church on fundamental moral issues such as abortion and homosexuality.  Hilary White of Campaign Life Catholic said she was appalled that the dioceses would accept the donations from Schwarzenegger.  “Anyone who publicly advocates for abortion, as has Mr. Schwarzenegger, is guilty of association with the murderous business. I was shocked that the dioceses accepted his money, tainted as it is with the blood of innocent unborn babies,” she told LifeSite.

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