- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A newsletter from a San Diego Catholic church has warned parishioners they’ll go to hell if they vote for Democrats.

The San Diego Union-Tribune (https://bit.ly/2fGwIXC ) says a flier inserted in the Oct. 16 bulletin of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church called voting Democratic a mortal sin. It cited five policies - including support for abortion and same-sex marriage - that will doom supporters to eternal damnation.

On Oct. 30, the bulletin itself took a Hillary Clinton quote out of context to claim she’s influenced by Satan. It also criticized immigration policies and gun control.

The church doubles as an election polling site.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego said Wednesday that the messages don’t reflect Catholic teaching and are inappropriate. The diocese says people should vote their consciences.

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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, https://www.utsandiego.com

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