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Michele Bachmann Should Not 'Get a Pass' on Past Membership in Anti-Catholic Church Comments

During the last election, a question was raised about then candidate Barack Obama concerning his membership in a Church body which espoused Anti-Americanism. Will some of those same people ask this candidate, whom they seem to agree with on issues, about her affiliation with a Church body which espoused overt Anti-Catholicism? Continue Reading

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  1. Susan
    3 years ago

    Your comparison of Obama acolytes to Bachmann's devotees is extremely troubling. There is no doubt about Bachmann's rejection of the evil of Marxist ideology, that very altar that Obama worships, who continues to destroy all the fundamental principles America was founded upon.

    Bachmann is exactly like the Founding Fathers who also had no love for the Catholic Church. Anti-Catholic feelings stem from the rampant corruption that always exists in large bureaucracies with Central control....which is antithetical to the Constitution and freedom. The Catholic Church is not without blame. The belief in the Bible does not necessarily demand the belief in the Pope when history has had very corrupt Popes, who were evil and did act like the AntiChrist.

    That being said....it is the Catholic voters that allowed socialism to invade the government of America and demonic religions like Liberation Theology to take hold here and educate our current "leader". This election of people with Marxist ideology--such as Ted Kennedy--and Tammany Hall union thug-types is historic for uneducated, ignorant Catholics. The Church even honored Kennedy at his burial although his life accomplishments have caused many deaths and a destruction of freedom and Just Law.

    So, as a Catholic myself, I see the Church as being very lax on the education of their members and being so lax with excommunication that they allow the likes of Ted Kennedy and Nancy Pelosi to call themselves Catholic. And hundreds of other politicians that should be immediately excommunicated--maybe they are kept for money?

    Catholic Universities gave platforms and honors to abortionist Obama. Disgusting. So, yes, Bachmann has proof that the Catholic Church might be embracing evil, so she should be cautious. It is sad. The wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas is the very basis of most Christian Churches--yet, there is such divide among them because of the evil that has invaded the Catholic Church. It is what created the Enlightenment. Cleanse it, then, and there will be no doubt for Michelle and she might even convert.

    Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Sir Acton was on to something and the Founders of this country understood the danger of power. The Catholic Church has got to clean itself out and be vigilant at all times, and rid themselves of the corrupt, the evil, and the Marxists among them. Allowing evil into the Church is what is killing it. You have Satan working inside. Pope Benedict is on the right track, but there are still too many renegades inside the Church that have to be immediately sanctioned and kicked out.




  2. Dan
    3 years ago

    Personally, my opinion is that Protestantism in all its forms is one of the devil's tricks. Having said that, the belief among conservative Protestants that the Holy Father is indeed the anti-Christ is more common than you would think. It is generally believed among all but the most liberal Lutherans, among other denominations. Bachmann had to choose between either a Lutheran denomination that has a satanic view on abortion and sexuality, or one that has a satanic view on the Papacy. There is actually little middle ground among Lutherans. If she had belonged to the ELCA, we would criticize her for her (non)church's liberal views. If she belonged to a more conservative synod, whether the WELS, ELS, or LCMS, her (non)church would uphold Martin Luther's Treatise on the Primacy of the Pope. It's a no win for her, other than becoming a member of the true church.

  3. cb
    3 years ago

    Michele Bachmann and her husband are both very far out. Not good for the U.S. She is running on her own “gay agenda” platform. We are closing schools, laying people off. Family’s are being foreclosed on and being put out in the streets. And all this Republican running for President and her husband can do is talk about is “praying away the gay”. It is a good money maker for her, but we have bigger things to do, and I am hopping God has to. If you or your church has the gay agenda on your mind, all the time you may need to set down and talk with someone. We need to start looking at what is best for the country. Not our own religion’s views.

  4. Andrew
    3 years ago

    Rep. Bachmann is someone who does not deserve to be in the White House. Time after time she has proven herself unable to live up the the professional duties of a President. This isn't even her worst "gaffe" for lack of a better term.

    And James, at my Catholic Church, over half of the parishoners describe themselves as Democrats.

  5. Rob
    3 years ago

    Several years ago when I was having my reversion to the faith, I took a class on the Creed. I was blown away at the significance of this statement of faith. It clearly was something that I casually said at mass but didn't realize the significance. I may be in the minority, but I would wager that many Catholics who state it weekly really havn't thought it through. They really don't realize what they are reciting. I suspect that many in this church may have no idea that this is part of their belief system. Now if we have evidence that this church routinely speaks poorly of Catholicism in sermons, publications etc, that might be another story indeed. I usually assume there is some level of anti-catholicism in most protestant churches. I know that isn't true in most cases, but sometimes it goes to the heart of the split. If she is a committed Christian who is trying just like the rest of us, I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt on this.

  6. Andy Holland
    3 years ago

    I think it wise to be wary of anyone associated with such fringe religious groups. That said, there are some Orthodox Monastics who are even more Anti-Catholic than Martin Lutheran and that church's idiotic statement! All this stems from abysmal ignorance and stupidity; "forgive them Father, for they know not what they do." I personally found the reality of Jesus Christ as Lord using an Anti-Catholic Schofield Reference Bible, which other than some idiotic opinions here and there, had beautiful cross references that showed a pattern of undeniable consistency between Old and New Testaments and the logic and reality that Jesus Christ is God, the eternal, incarnate Word. Ignorance has divided the Church, we need to find the good and through love, destroy the bad by utterly ignoring it - stoning it at the gate with silence.

  7. Alex
    3 years ago

    James,

    I don't really know what you're talking about. I never asked anyone for any sort of tolerance. That word is down right disturbing to me in the first place. Read Pope Benedict's (at the time Cardinal Ratzinger) Truth and Tolerance.

  8. Deacon Keith Fournier
    3 years ago

    To James: Thanks for writing. I do not understand your comment however because Bobby Jindal is Catholic? he is a member of the Roman catholic Church. Of course, I hope she is not anti-Catholic and look forward to her response

  9. James Hood
    3 years ago

    I totally disagree with this. In Louisiana Bobby Jindal had to suffer a sophisticated anti Catholic campaign against him by the Democrat party. It was largely preachers and lay folks from lets say "anti Catholic" Churches that defended him

    I see that dynamic play out a out. When on when did we Catholics go from asking for tolerence from anti Catholics as to the voting booth to now deeming what is acceptable theology in the voting booth.


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