Catholics Called to Witness, a conservative, Florida-based Catholic organization, has produced an epic ad about values issues in the 2012 presidential campaign. Just weeks after it was first posted, the three-minute clip is gaining steam across the blogosphere. The Huffington Post has more about the hard-hitting political clip:
"Test of Fire," which shows of an iron worker casting pieces that say "jobs," "taxes," and "energy" with daunting music in the background, tells viewers that some politicians' policies are negotiable but that those which would legalize same-sex marriage or support the inclusion of contraception coverage in religious institutions' insurance plans are dealbreakers.
"In generations past, the church has always been able to count on the faithful to stand up and protect her sacred rights and duties. This generation of Catholics must do the same," says the video, which also shows a presumably Catholic woman voting.
The eerily invigorating music that plays throughout the clip accompanies moving imagery and gripping text.
"This November, Catholics across the nation will be put to the test. Many issues in America require hard work," the text proclaims. "But how do we know if we are building in vein?"
The video goes on to say that Catholics have an opportunity to shape America's future for the current generation and for "generations to come." Additionally, the video conceded that many issues are currently problematic, but that some are non-negotiable. These issues are, as stated: abortion, the redefinition of marriage and the contraceptive mandate.
"Your vote will affect the future and be recorded in eternity," the text concludes. "Will you vote the values...that will stand the test of fire?"
Watch the video, below:
(H/T: Huffington Post)