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President Carter says he clashed with 'fundamentalist' Pope John Paul II
Catholic Culture ^ | March 24, 2012 | Diogenes

Posted on 03/24/2012 10:09:41 AM PDT by NYer

Former US President Jimmy Carter has disclosed that he had angry exchanges with Pope John Paul II about liberation theology and about the ordination of women.

The former president said that he complained to the Pontiff about the Church’s “perpetuation of the subservience of women” while Blessed John Paul II was visiting the US in 1978, and “there was more harshness when we turned to the subject of ‘liberation theology.” Carter said that he classified the Pope as a “fundamentalist,” placing him in that category along with Iran’s late Ayatollah Khomeini.

In the same interview Carter said that “it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies,” although he suggested—“maybe arbitrarily”—that churches should not be required by law to solemnize same-sex unions.

Carter made his remarks as he introduced a new edition of the Bible with his own study notes, helping readers to follow his understanding of the Scriptures.

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TOPICS: Catholic; History; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: 2ndworstpresident; carter; catholic; gagdadbob; jimmycarter; jpii; liberationtheology; meanlittleman; onecosmosblog; pope; priesthood; religiousleft; ssm; worstpresidentever
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To: NYer
Ah yes, beloved Jimmuh--the Pecksniffian Progressive Peckerwood of Plains.
41 posted on 03/24/2012 10:55:59 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: NYer

Jimmy Carter: on the wrong side of history yet again.

And a man with the worst judgement of any president outside of the current one...


42 posted on 03/24/2012 10:55:59 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: NYer

America should have elected Billy instead.


43 posted on 03/24/2012 10:56:34 AM PDT by Liberty Wins (Newt --named after Isaac Newton?)
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To: raybbr

I look forward to this day:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oeYUEVPMvDM/Tdc3lpW96iI/AAAAAAAAAIg/21r4WiZlaa4/s400/grave+piss.jpg


44 posted on 03/24/2012 11:03:06 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: AU72
Reagan forged one of the greatest alliances with JPII to end the cold war by keeping The Soviet Union out of Poland during the Gdansk labor revolt.

That is true, and Ronnie deserves credit...but he would also be the first to acknowledge and celebrate that the overwhelming moral authority of the Polish Pope, in his pilgimage to his homeland, disarmed Jaruszelski and defeated the totalitarians without a shot being fired.

When the communists saw the tsunami of love and determination from his countrymen they knew they were licked, that neither Soviet tanks nor the gates of Hell could answer to the power represented by the Blessed JPII.

45 posted on 03/24/2012 11:04:58 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Farmer Dean

When Jummah Cahtah’s mother Lillian made the statement, “Sometimes when I look at my children, I say to myself, ‘Lillian, you should have remained a virgin!’” She wasn’t just whistlin’ Dixie!


46 posted on 03/24/2012 11:09:53 AM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: DManA

For


47 posted on 03/24/2012 11:10:46 AM PDT by piytar (Rebellion is here! Free Republic is on the front line! NEVER SURRENDER!)
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To: NYer
And Pope John Paull II said to President Carter, "Jimmah, I will pray for your soul. I will ask God to grant you the Grace to mend your ways and leave the road you are on which has Hell as its sole destination."

The Pope then paused before adding, "Tell your Uncle Teddy I will pray for his soul too."

Carter was upset and stormed off muttering, "Who does this stupid Pollack think he is? God's Vicar on Earth?"

48 posted on 03/24/2012 11:10:46 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: hinckley buzzard; AliVeritas

A very accurate description of Carter is Marxist Fundamentalist, or would Progressive Fundamentalist have a better ring to it?


49 posted on 03/24/2012 11:12:22 AM PDT by ngat
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To: NYer

What an embarrasment to Protestants.


50 posted on 03/24/2012 11:15:49 AM PDT by grumpa
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To: Tucker39

That’s pretty harsh thing for a mother to say about her children.Sometimes the truth really hurts.


51 posted on 03/24/2012 11:16:17 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Did he really say that? Seriously.
52 posted on 03/24/2012 11:17:36 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ngat
Progressive alliterates better. Marxist will do.
53 posted on 03/24/2012 11:21:25 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard
Not publicly to my knowledge (although I'm quite sure he thought it).

The pic was from FR back in 2009 playing on the actual racist commentary of Jimmah: Are Obama's critics racist? Jimmy Carter thinks so

and taking that to the losing Olympic bid story ala El Rushbo: 0bama failed in Copenhagen ...

54 posted on 03/24/2012 11:37:19 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: NYer

Correct me if I’m wrong but the treasonous bastard has never complained about Muslim subjugation of women.


55 posted on 03/24/2012 11:47:57 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: NYer

Another reason to like Pope John Paul. Carter is a real class A jerk.


56 posted on 03/24/2012 12:09:27 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: NYer

I probably already know this, but which one was for liberation theology and which one was against it?


57 posted on 03/24/2012 12:13:22 PM PDT by RichInOC (Jimmy Carter drove me to become a conservative Republican and I never had the chance to thank him.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The actual statement was: “I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he is African-American.” He made the comment after Congressman Joe Wilson said “You lie.”


58 posted on 03/24/2012 12:31:19 PM PDT by rwa265 ("This is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him.")
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To: NYer
And on the other thing...

“The Catholic Church oppresses women by not ordaining them, Mr. President?

“Please. Tell me more.”

59 posted on 03/24/2012 12:33:05 PM PDT by RichInOC (Jesus is coming back soon. And man, is He ticked off. (I'm trying to keep it clean.))
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To: NYer

JP in photo needs a thought-bubble: “Please, Heavenly Father, give me the patience to tolerate this twit.”


60 posted on 03/24/2012 12:33:42 PM PDT by Mach9
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