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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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.
“These people do not believe that Catholics are Christians”
Kind of reminds you of the “no salvation outside the Catholic Church” crowd.
Do your own homework.
Should the Pope “get a pass” on past membership in an anti-Jewish, anti-Protestant Church?
You bring accusation, you bring proof, or shut up.
Right, Jim. As Fournier points out in the article, he works with many evangelical protestants and this particular denomination has some strange beliefs. As you say, there are legitimate disputes among Christians concerning the papacy and its authority, and people can disagree on such matters. But when it degenerates into calumny, then it is a problem. She is going to have to explain this. If she can’t do so, she can’t be considered a viable candidate.
Ignoring something like this won’t make it go away.
Bachmann cannot win without the Catholic vote.
She had better address this issue now or forever hold her peace.
Oh woe, and now all the virtuous Roman Catholics will vote for pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia, pro-fornication Democrats
Good thing he wasn't in with the Nazis or we'd never hear the end of that. Oh wait . . .
I am a Catholic and a supporter. Just don’t believe there is a bigoted bone in her body.
And she is the best shot conservatives have, including Palin. She is not a feminist, but ‘pro man and woman’.
What are we going to nominate, Romney?
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