Skip to comments.Former Presidents Carter & Clinton call for 'A New Baptist Covenantí
Posted on 01/11/2007 8:59:58 AM PST by presidio9
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Liberals have typically ignored the community of faith for decades. Curiously, it was Howard Dean, an Episcopalian, who suggested Democrats put political ads on evangelical radio stations in middle America. His own people thought he was nuts. While we Conservatives laughed at the notion, it bore fruit in the midterms. Substantial numbers of evangelicals crossed over to vote Democrat. I think it was the ethical scandals that did it.
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That is the focus here. The Liberals see an opportunity to divide the REAL Baptists from the NEW Baptists. I don't know what the most effective strategy would be to counteract the effort. During the last election the strategy worked with Evangelicals.
Here's the deal that a lot of people don't get when they talk about Catholicism (because I don't think that the concept really exists in non-heirarchical churches), it believes in a concept of self-excommunication. Catholics who are not following the official teachings of the Church are not really practicing Catholics. Now, there are sins, like using birth control, and then there are more mortal sins like a politician advocating a pro-choice position (like John Kerry or Ted Kennedy or Nancy Pelosi or Rudy Giuliani). It is the Church's official position that such people have excommunicated themselves by their continued rejection of the Church's position, and priests are directed not to offer them Communion. We have free speech in this country and they can call themselves whatever they want (they can call themselves the Linburgh baby), but the Church doesn't recognize them as Catholics. No matter what the MSM thinks. The same goes for the elements in Poland, or Daniel Ortega, or for that matter Adolf Hitler. Catholicism is a religion, not an ethnicity. Nobody is "born" a Catholic. It's something that you have to practice.
I think he meant he goal was to bag a cheerleader.
But only because the bike path at his Methodist was preventing him from connecting with his Creator.
I guess in this church lusting in the mind and Bjs are accepted church policy.
I thought christians were evil.
Yup. Chip off the old *ock.
Self excommunication is one of those polysyllabic pantload constructions.
Nope, it's a necessary evil when you have one Pope and a billion followers. America is not the only country with corrupt political figures masquerading as Catholics. The Pope was very cear on this (actually it was then Cardinal Ratzinger writing for John Paul II): If you do this, you are no longer a Catholic. Note to priests: If you no somebody who is doing this you are not to offer them Communion.
None of the people I mentioned in the previous post are Catholics (well, perhaps the Lindbergh baby was).
"...inclusive organization willing to debate openly on all issues..."
Nailed it! It's all on the table, help yourself. A religious smorgasbord. (Oh! Swedish meatballs!)
I perused this thread to see if anyone else would make the same connection.
I would even say that Masturbating into the washroom sink at your place of employment may not be a good point to bring up when evangelizing...
That'll leave a mark. Maybe even on the right hand or forehead.
That really leapt off the page.
Sounds like the Democrats new southern strategery, trying to confuse Baptists into voting for abortion-loving Democrats.
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