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Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 14:02:02 -0700
"Lightning Cuts Off Mic Twice During Giuliani's Defense of 
Abortion Support"

-Occurred just as Giuliani took mic to answer question about 
sharp criticism of his position from Bishop Tobin.

-By Gudrun Schultz and John Jalsevac

NEW HAMPSHIRE, June 6, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In what is 
being perceived as an eerie instance of coincidence, a series of 
lightning strikes caused audio disruption at the exact moments 
when pro-abortion presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani attempted to 
defend his support for abortion despite his supposed Roman 
Catholic faith. The lightning storm occured during a New Hampshire debate.

The first bolt hit just as the former New York mayor took the mic 
to answer a question about the sharp criticism his position on 
abortion garnered him from Rhode Island Catholic Bishop Thomas 
J. Tobin, who publicly condemned Giuliani for his abortion stance 
earlier this week.

Bishop Tobin compared Giuliani's refusal to oppose abortion to 
Pontius Pilate's role in the crucifixion of Christ.

"I can just hear Pilate saying, 'You know, I'm personally opposed 
to crucifixion but I don't want to impose my belief on others," 
Bishop Tobin wrote in a column for the Providence Catholic news.

As Giuliani began to brush aside Bishops Tobin's view, a crack of
lightning caused the sound system to give out and cut off his mic. 
Wolf Blitzer of CNN, who was moderating the debate, pointed out 
the electronic disturbance was caused by lightning.

The audience burst into laughter, evidently recognizing the 
possible interpretations of the eerie event.

Giuliani said, laughing, as his debate opponents backed away 
from him in jest, "For someone who went to parochial schools all 
his life, this is a very frightening thing." However, a second bolt 
crashed moments later, just as Giuliani opened his mouth to 
answer the question again, cutting him off as he attempted to say 
he "respected" the views of Catholic and religious leaders.

He finally completed his answer audibly, despite two more 
lightning strikes, reiterating his position that while he believes 
abortion to be wrong, he does not believe it should be illegal. 
Giuliani's insistence of remaining on the fence over the issue was 
condemned by Bishop Tobin as "preposterous", saying he had 
"defected from the Catholic faith" on the issue.

"Rudy's preposterous position is compounded by the fact that he 
professes to be a Catholic," Bishop Tobin wrote. "As Catholics, 
we are called, indeed required to be pro-life, to cherish and protect 
human life as a precious gift of God from the moment of conception 
until the time of natural death. As a leader, as a public official, 
Rudy Giuliani has a special obligation in that regard."

Source URL: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/jun/07060603.html