Skip to comments.Michele Bachmann Should Not 'Get a Pass' on Past Membership in Anti-Catholic Church
Posted on 07/17/2011 1:06:48 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
The news and blogosphere is filled with responses to the July 14, 2011 story by Joshua Green, the Senior Editor of the Atlantic, entitled "Michele Bachmann's Church Says the Pope Is the Antichrist." That is because it raises a serious matter which should not be taken lightly, and one which the candidate must address. First, let me share some personal context. I am what is often called a "revert" to the Catholic Church, someone who returned to the Church of my childhood after a long search for the truth. I love being a Catholic Christian. I hold an undergraduate degree and a master's degree in Catholic theology. I am a dissertation away from obtaining a PhD in Catholic Moral Theology. I am also a member of the Clergy, a Deacon. However, I write this article as a private and very concerned citizen.
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THIS IS TERRIBLE
Lets let the muslim kenyan stay in office
If Keith Fournier, a very prominent Catholic (who, by the way, supports Rick Santorum, not Sarah Palin) and Bill Donohue of the Catholic League are calling on Michele Bachmann to explain her membership in such a church, she had better pay attention to it. This is not going away.
No one is more anti-catholic than pro-life, pro-homosexual, fetus-harvesting Obama and his minions like the Governor of NY. Thanks for the post.
“THIS IS TERRIBLE
Lets let the muslim kenyan stay in office”
Great idea! We’ll show em ;-)
I’m Roman Catholic as is my whole family and we adore Michele Bachmann and have no problem supporting her at all.
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Michele Bachmann Should Not ‘Get a Pass’ on Past Membership in Anti-Catholic Church
07/15/2011 5:01:33 AM PDT · by tcg · 206 replies
2. WHY do you people insist on hammering on something this stupid? The battle with the Lefties will be a lot more effective if you don’t continually try to stir up nonsense division of our ranks. The lefties are always casting shots at all Christians, not just the Catholics that see the whole world aligned against them and persecuting only them.
Have a great Sunday. God bless.
Bachmann is too right-wing evangelical for my taste. These people do not believe that Catholics are Christians. They are smug in believing they are the only Christians who have been saved by the Precious Blood of Christ.
I can just imagine that they also follow Luther in his vicious anti-Semitism, too.
So now she disassociates herself from the church where she sat and listened to these sermons, without protesting, for ten years?
Reminds me of someone else and his pastor, out in Chicago, just before he ran for President.
Oh, here we go again...
They do it every four years. The lib media rushes to their reference books and researches denominational differences so they can start playing “Make the ‘Christers’ Fight”.
And dumbsh!ts (or trolls) like you play right into their hands and start badmouthing conservative candidates over how many effing angels can dance on the head of an effing pin.
Really. Makes sense to me......not.
Michelle, like everyone else in this country, has the right to her own religious beliefs. And yes, just like 0bama. However, I’m pretty sure neither Catholics or Lutherans shout “God Damn America” from their pulpits.
So what if she believes the Pope is the Antichrist? I used to think it was my middle kid until he got older!
” Reminds me of someone else and his pastor, out in Chicago, just before he ran for President. “
Are you comparing the white-hating, America-hating Marxist to Bachmann??????????
What if it was Fournier who was running for something and the question was something that the non-Roman church he “used to go to” preaches?
The onus on the accuser is not to keep on throwing out of context barbs. Can not one identify what church Michelle Bachmann attends now?
” So what if she believes the Pope is the Antichrist? I used to think it was my middle kid until he got older!”
Amen, Us Too, Still would like her to address it.
No...just their respective hypocrisies.
I’m Catholic and if she ends up as our candidate, I’m voting for her.
Actually we don't know that that pastor ever expressed any anti-Catholic sentiments during a sermon. Do you have proof of that? This isn't quite the same as Obama's situation where we know Obama sat through vitriolic sermons and we have recordings.
IIRC, there are former WELS members on FR who are so virulently anti-Catholic, distressingly hateful rants are posted occasionally.
I do believe that tigers don’t change their stripes nor leopards their spots.
Which is like pointing out that sitting in a garage is not synonymous with being a automobile. Almost all will stipulate that if you put your faith in Jesus Christ for your eternal salvation, you will be saved according to His promise -- name plates over building doors notwithstanding.
This might matter to me,,, if i wasn’t treated to a continous stream of Roman catholic threads that are very disrespectful of protestants. Arrogant statements that only the catholics are the true church,, endless claims that Christ himself intended a line of popes and picked the first one,,endless caterwalling that the vatican is open to one sided reuniting with other christians. (meaning fully accept the pope as your leader, and all teachings of the catholics,, and we will accept you)
So no wounded cries will be listened to today.
But as it is,, if Bachmann is a Christian, thats enough for me. Besides, she like all the repub field, is only running to be Sarah’s veep.
The concern troll is deeply concerned.
Heaven forbid if Catholics ever become so smug.
Lets let the muslim kenyan stay in office
Great idea! Well show em ;-)
What you said.
Cat fight! Cat fight!
You should read the Free Republic Religion Forum once in awhile and see how wrong you are.
It spite of the shuck and jiving, is still a fact that the GOP has never nominated a Catholic for President.
So don’t vote for her
We know Obama respects Catholics, at least the pro abortion, pro stem cell, euthanasia, gay marriage backing Pelosi/Kennedy CINO’s and the Georgetown/Note dame liberals who cover the cross when he speaks at their podiums
I was not FReepborn yesterday and it is very rare to come across an evangelical who categorically states “a Catholic cannot be a Christian.” Onus on you to catalog a rebuttal.
Anybody but Obama.
The trolls can try to minimize this or change the subject if they wish. But this is all over the Catholic blogosphere now. It has 3 links on Spiritdaily, huge blog widely read by conservative Catholics (who vote in GOP primaries).
It has been picked up by Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, who is very tenacious. Bachmann better come out and explain why she belonged to this “Church” that holds us all in contempt until SIX DAYS BEFORE ANNOUNCING FOR PRESIDENT.
Or else she will be toast. If she isn’t toast already.
You're correct, every so often the lame stream media pulls out their books on religion to try to pit one Christian group against another. When that doesn't work, they come after the perennial fall guy - the Jew. Who even takes any of them as a serious news group especially MSNBC.
I can vouch for that.
I have experienced the most vicious anti-Catholicism I have ever seen on the FR Religion Forum from extreme right wing “Christian” evangelicals, including the Bachmanns’ co-religionists.
I have never heard a bigoted word from Sarah Palin, nor anyone in her family. Palin is the superior candidate.
As a Protestant, the Anti-Christ will be a well known figure who commands both secular and religious deference. The Anti-Christ will claim powers equal to God. The Pope forgives sins. And Mark 7:9 And He said unto them, “Full well ye reject the commandments of God, that ye may keep your own tradition”. And the Catholic Church does really really hold fast to traditions NOT in the Bible. I don’t know. I’m straddling the fence here.
“Bachmann is too right-wing evangelical for my taste. These people do not believe that Catholics are Christians. They are smug in believing they are the only Christians who have been saved by the Precious Blood of Christ.”
I’m for every Republican who decides to get in the race. The debate helps shape the party at this point, and the GOP sure needs re-shaping.
Whining about what one religious denomination thinks about another is a waste of time, unless she doesn’t believe in freedom of religion as enshrined in the Constitution.
EVERY denomination/religion thinks they have some highly redeeming virtue over all the others - otherwise, they wouldn’t exist. If you take offense to every other religion but yours you’ll have plenty of company, but not many friends.
Just do an FR search on the name “Gamecock”.
This story has the smell of a put up job. You're point is correct, it's one thing to accuse Michelle Bachmann of something that her church supposedly espouses. Frankly I'm not sure what the theological questions are. I prefer to judge both candidates on their actions. On the one hand we have , "pro-homosexual, fetus-harvesting Obama and his minions like the Governor of NY..." not to mention economy destroying, America apologist and pro muslim. That's Obie's side in a nutshell. OTOH Michelle Bachmann has raised 5 kids of her own and taken in 25 foster kids over the years, she's staunchly pro-life, a solid fiscal conservative and against homosexual marriage.
Now I've never seen any pastor of Bachmann's screaming "God damn America", she's not known to be friends with convicted domestic terrorists and she doesn't want to "fundamentally transform America", except to bring it closer to it's original constitution. So, being a practicing Catholic myself, I have much more in common with Michelle Bachmann no matter where she goes to church, than I do with the current "in lieu" president we have in the White Hut.
Oh woe, and now all the virtuous Roman Catholics will vote for pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia, pro-fornication Democrats because Michelle Bachmann waited too long for their comfort to walk away from WELS. (Probably because she expects to be traveling all over and it will be a lot easier to find LCMS than WELS to worship in.)
Good point about the Catholic threads. I noticed that too.
I don't know what the motives of the posters may be, but I'd rather get this out and debated now, rather than be blindsided by it in 2012.
He also meant to say "rein in," not "reign in."
I suspect that Fournier greatly underestimates how widespread these anti-Catholic views are among Protestants.
Exploiting the differences between Evangelicals and non-Evangelicals may be a key part of the Democratic game plan for winning the election in 2012.
Provide a link to an on-topic post. Even one.
LOL! “... a Catholic cannot be a Christian. Onus on you to catalog a rebuttal.”
Please. We are constantly subjected to being called “Mary-Ishtar Worshipper” and idolators.
That’s the mild criticism.