According to an article by Colorado Politics, the proponents of Initiative 97, the 2,500-foot oil and gas development setback initiative that would kill the oil and gas industry. claimed to have the backing of the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver.

There is just one problem. The Archdiocese has no idea what the radical frativists are talking about.

Lying about the endorsement of the Catholic Church has to carry some seriously bad juju (or as Catholics would say 1,129 years in purgatory). Plus, with all the horrific scandals in Pennsylvania with the Catholic Church, is that truly a sought-after endorsement? [Says three Hail Marys and one Our Father in penance.]

Dan Haley, CEO of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, obviously, agreed with our position:

“Coloradans can’t trust this group. You don’t have to be a person of faith to know that lying about the Catholic Church is a bad idea.”

If Coloradans can’t trust Rising Colorado (the initiative backers) to be honest about whether a church supports them, on what issues can voters trust Initiative 97 folks?