Well. Polling day came, polling day went and somewhere in between I betrayed Christ's Church and damned my soul. Join me in praying for Caroline Lucas, new MP for Brighton Pavillion. St Francis of Assisi said...
"Many who may seem to us to be children of the Devil will still become Christ's disciples."
As someone who voted for the new MP, I can at least say that she is accountable to me for her future parliamentary record. All that I have to do now is convince her that she is accountable, more importantly, to Almighty God.
In my defense, well, I have no defense. I just shouldn't have voted at all. I didn't want to spoil my ballot paper. I didn't want to think that all is lost and I didn't want to believe that a Catholic cannot vote.
I looked down the list of candidates and saw that there was none who would stand up for the defense of the unborn. Neither would any of them object, in principle, to gay marriage, nor any of the issues which touch the Church. When it came to the crunch, they would all, as I did in the polling booth, crumble and go against their conscience.
I wanted to believe in someone. I wanted to believe that Caroline Lucas will defend the poor and stand up for those who do not have a voice. In my arrogance, I wanted to believe that I, and others, can change her mind. What a fool I am...I deserve only your scorn and condemnation. In future I'll blog instead of vote.