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Sister Simone Campbell: 'I was comfortable with God not being named' in platform
Current ^ | September 6, 2012 | Jo Piazza

Posted on 09/07/2012 1:38:11 PM PDT by NYer

Democrats broke into a battle of wills on Wednesday over the need to restore God to the party’s official platform. After much infighting, they eventually made a change that restored language that was in the 2008 platform.

It now reads: "We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values and interests of working people and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential."

Republicans had a field day with the godless platform. But was the change actually necessary?

We asked Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the Catholic social justice lobbying group NETWORK and organizer of the Nuns on the Bus tour, if a Democratic platform needs to explicitly acknowledge any deity.

“I was comfortable with God not being named. If you choose God, do you use Allah, Yahweh and all the various names?” Campbell, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night, asked Current. “I think that is the challenge in such a diverse society.”

Campbell added, “Some people think that is the only way you can be a faithful person. For me, it is much more about shared values. In a society where we have many names for the divine, I think it will be hard to pick one.”

Campbell and her Nuns on the Bus gathered several hundred people in the basement of St. Peter’s Church in Charlotte Thursday morning to brainstorm what the Nuns on the Bus can do next. She tells us that the movement, which began as a fight against Paul Ryan’s social services–cutting budget, has taken on a life of its own.

Later this month a group of religious women in New York City will do a Nuns on the Ferry rally.

A group in Missouri has also taken up the mantle, and the NETWORK website provides the tools for pretty much anyone to become a nun on the bus.

“This has become open source. There is a kit for what you need. You can get these magnets and get a caravan together and you can be the nuns on the bus,” Campbell said.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: asisternotanun; dnc; nun
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1 posted on 09/07/2012 1:38:15 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Does anyone know the name of he bishop? This woman has stepped way out of bounds and needs to be reigned in.


2 posted on 09/07/2012 1:39:58 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

Allah is not Yahway. Now, hold out your left hand.


3 posted on 09/07/2012 1:40:32 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NYer

Because Sister Simone is a liberal, socialist first and Christian second.


4 posted on 09/07/2012 1:40:57 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: NYer

Of course you were, Sis. Your God is government.


5 posted on 09/07/2012 1:41:05 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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Well ... CNN has labeled Sr. Simone ... a "star"

Catholic nun brings her star power to DNC

She's a star, alright ... a falling star. Prayers for the conversion of heart of Sister Simone and her Nuns on the Bus.

6 posted on 09/07/2012 1:42:53 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

You support evil, “Sister”.

To hell with you.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 1:43:25 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: NYer
Fighting for "social justice", that tells me all I need to know.


Nuns on the SHORT Bus, sounds more like it.

8 posted on 09/07/2012 1:44:06 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: NYer


Hold on, folks, while I cut one...

9 posted on 09/07/2012 1:44:25 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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In a society where we have many names for the divine, I think it will be hard to pick one.”

I think this woman missed a few Sunday school lessons if she thinks Allah is just another name for the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

10 posted on 09/07/2012 1:46:40 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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Leave the Church, but don’t call yourself a Catholic.


11 posted on 09/07/2012 1:47:50 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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I guess your God is pro-abortion, sis.


12 posted on 09/07/2012 1:48:16 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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NINO. Nun in Name Only.


13 posted on 09/07/2012 1:48:47 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: NYer
Will you be comfortable when you are thrown into the pit of hell?

LLS

14 posted on 09/07/2012 1:49:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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just sad.


15 posted on 09/07/2012 1:51:10 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

“For me, it is much more about shared values. In a society where we have many names for the divine, I think it will be hard to pick one”

How about I AM?


16 posted on 09/07/2012 1:51:35 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: NYer

God willing, I will attend the Nuns on the Ferry shindig.

Pray... and start taking up legal fees.


17 posted on 09/07/2012 1:54:35 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: DarthVader

My son went to a Lutheran elementary school. (Missouri Synod - very conservative). I was always surprised that there were several teachers (mostly the single women) who were extremely liberal and hated republicans/love demonrats.

The final straw for me with them was when one of them taught a women’s bible study and spent one whole night going over how much God loved us and knew us even before we were in our mother’s womb, then she proceeded to vote demonrat, the baby killing party.

Sadly, 1st religion is democrat, 2nd is Christian.


18 posted on 09/07/2012 1:56:34 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: NYer
"Current" was founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt. Hyatt is married to Howard Metzenbaum's daughter. A real beacon of unbiased reportage.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

19 posted on 09/07/2012 1:57:07 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michaeal the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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She is also comfortable with NAMBLA and condoms for kids and abortion I guess


20 posted on 09/07/2012 1:57:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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