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Iím Guessing Thatís Why Heís A ĎFormerí Jesuit
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/07/2009 6:33:39 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

“As a former Jesuit friend of mine said to me once, you know you shouldn’t necessarily confuse the official positions of Rome with what it means to be a person of faith, with what it means to be a Catholic.”

That’s David Iverson, explaining on Good Morning America today why even as a church-attending Catholic he supports Pres. Obama’s decision to overturn the Bush-era ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Introducing the segment, co-anchor Kate Snow did note that the decision was controversial, as later did reporter Lisa Stark, and we heard from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Ok.) and the Family Research Council in opposition.

But in typical MSM fashion, two sympathetic cases were highlighted in support of the preferred liberal position.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; davidiverson; romancatholicism; stemcellresearch

1 posted on 03/07/2009 6:33:39 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Cafeteria Catholicism ping to Today show list.

NOTE: I’d be grateful if people would ping this to RC, pro-life and other appropriate lists.


2 posted on 03/07/2009 6:34:42 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

There are zero Embryonic Trials in Progress and None have been successful! Why do they kill them to promote politics not sound science


3 posted on 03/07/2009 6:38:14 AM PST by philly-d-kidder (Those who know the truth, no explanation is needed. those who refuse 2 know, no explanation is enuf!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Lots of Cafeteria Catholics and Cafeteria Christians out there!


4 posted on 03/07/2009 6:39:18 AM PST by classified
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did anybody explain to this fraud the reason Adult Stem Cell research doesn’t need government funding is because IT WORKS, and therefore plenty of PRIVATE MONEY funds it.

If ESC had ANY scientific or medical potential it wouldn’t need government money!


5 posted on 03/07/2009 6:41:49 AM PST by G Larry (Obama's plan = "STEALING FROM THOSE WHO CREATE THE JOBS!")
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To: NYer; Salvation; narses

PING PONG PING

Freegards


6 posted on 03/07/2009 6:44:20 AM PST by Ransomed (Son of Ransomed Says Keep the Faith!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

with San FranSicko in the background... I’d expect NO LESS!!!


7 posted on 03/07/2009 6:49:51 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (WE THE PEOPLE Demand TALK RADIO to be our 1st Amendment MEDIA WATCHDOG!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Responded Iverson: “I was raised Catholic, I still attend the Catholic church. And it is complex in that way. Because you know, in a sense, my Church points me in one direction. My body points me in another.

Doesn't that just say it all. Never mind the destruction of human life if it might meet my needs.

8 posted on 03/07/2009 6:50:30 AM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: G Larry
If ESC had ANY scientific or medical potential it wouldn’t need government money!

It's good for making skin for lampshades.

9 posted on 03/07/2009 6:53:49 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

kill kill kill


10 posted on 03/07/2009 6:58:59 AM PST by icwhatudo
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To: Bahbah
Because you know, in a sense, my Church points me in one direction. My body points me in another.

Unintended, but clear explanation of original sin.

11 posted on 03/07/2009 7:12:07 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“...said to me once, you know you shouldn’t necessarily confuse the official positions of Rome with what it means to be a person of faith, with what it means to be a Catholic.””

Yeah, and that Jesus guy? Don’t go swallowing everything He said either. Sometimes He goes pretty much over the top too!/SARC OFF>


12 posted on 03/07/2009 7:49:46 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: philly-d-kidder
I was told they are being done.They are just not funded by the government .Maybe I got it wrong?
13 posted on 03/07/2009 7:54:08 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: philly-d-kidder

**There are zero Embryonic Trials in Progress and None have been successful!**

You are right! The successes have been with ADULT stem cell research!


14 posted on 03/07/2009 12:09:12 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Coleus

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2201341/posts?page=14#14


15 posted on 03/07/2009 12:10:07 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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my Church points me in one direction.

Heaven

My body points me in another.

Hell

16 posted on 03/07/2009 12:18:39 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: fatima

No Trials they are discussing the first one


17 posted on 03/07/2009 5:13:02 PM PST by philly-d-kidder (Those who know the truth, no explanation is needed. those who refuse 2 know, no explanation is enuf!)
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To: philly-d-kidder
I'll check with Father.If I remember correctly there was a certain line that was permitted to be tested but they had no funding.Let me check with Father-better yet I'll have him on if he is available.
18 posted on 03/07/2009 5:18:15 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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