The British Nationalist Party (a far-right race-hate group) want to make abortion illegal (to encourage White British people to reproduce) and to make homosexual sex a crime, ‘encourage’ married women to stay home and be full-time mothers, and ban the construction of any more non-Christian places of worship.
They are also a bunch of nutcases, neo-Nazis and petty thugs. A vote for the BNP would be:
a) a vote for pure Fascism
b) a vote wasted, as they will never (I hope) be in power.
As a Catholic, the BNP are probably the only UK party that agrees 100% with the non-negotiable aspects of Catholic moral theology (abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality). All the same, they are evil. They also hate the Catholic Church (in fact, Catholic churches may fall within their definition of the ‘non-Christian’ places of worship they’d ban the building of).
Everywhere the BNP goes, they leave a trail of rioting, fithy abusive language, racist attacks, vicious threats and heightened tension.
These people represent an objective moral evil. The fact that they happen to agree with bits and pieces of Catholic doctrine is purely accidental. They would also probably pursue policies of murder, enforced sterilisation and imprisonment of political and religious dissenters, but that’s not on their official manifesto for obvious reasons.
To take another example, Islamist extremists would also be opposed to abortion, euthanasia and homosexuality. Should a Catholic support Islamist extremist governments over liberal democracies for that reason?
I hope everybody agrees that to support Nazis or Islamists just because they happen to agree with us on abortion is lunacy. So where do we draw the line? Clearly pro-life issues cannot be the one and only political issue that affects how we vote as Catholics?