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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. Dale
    3 years ago

    Perhaps we should look at how Jesus spoke of and dealt with the Pharisees and Sadducees of his faith for insight on dealing with those of our own. Why worry about Michelle Bachmann's small denomination when our own "privately" Catholic politicians are anything but in "public". They also deal far more harm than Michelle Bachmann's church ever will. The real anti-Catholics are Catholics who fail to proclaim the fullness of truth in the public arena yet want to enjoy the Catholic "vote" election after election.

  2. Dan
    3 years ago

    Lets compare and contrast. Barack Hussein Obama- supporter of infanticide, gay marriage, Muslim brotherhood, embryonic stem cell research, class warfare ect. Michelle Bachman- supporter of abortion ban, defense of marriage act, embryonic stem cell research ban, fostering ect. I think it is pretty CLEAR who CATHOLICS(CHRISTIANS) should be voting for here. If it is not clear to you, then you should seek the advice of a spiritual advisor!

  3. MJGT
    3 years ago

    Important article -- knowledgeable and respectful.

  4. Nino B aldino
    3 years ago

    The people who really hurt the church are the likes of Rudy Guiliani,Pelosi,Gov.Cuomo,and others in high places who pass and supporst horrible pieces of lesgislatilon and never get ex-communicated..this lady may have seen the light and should be commended for it instead of being insulted by the author of this article. The various degrees mean little if one does not beileve in the subject but just wants a passing grade. I taught in a Catholic HS for some 30 years earning some $20,000 a year less then I would have gotten from a public school and thus I had to work two jobs to supp;ort my family of seven.I still work now to try and save my house but golly gee,I dont have such degrees as this deacon who likes to be so cold hearted and unforgiving ..go figure,the madness continues....

  5. Rob
    3 years ago

    With all due respect for Deacon, I just don't think anyone in the electorate really cares about this. This story isn't gaining any traction. Besides, I just don't trust anything a candidate says, does or says they believe prior to taking office. But I would predict this, if she ends up the nominee, Obama is getting a second term.

  6. Mitchell van Bronts
    3 years ago

    That "Catholics" think this is not a big deal is pathetic. Bachmann and other scum protestants are saying we are literally followers of satan. Get some self respect. This nut job, stupid maniac would ban our Church if it could.

    Bachmann is possessed by the devil in all likelihood or, i suppose, as stupid as she sounds.

  7. Dan
    3 years ago

    Andrew, Jesus said "Render unto Caeser...," when answering the very specific question of whether or not it was lawful for Jews to pay taxes to a pagan emperor. He was not answering the question of how Catholics should govern themselves. It wasn't an issue until 300 years after his resurrection when Christianity was legalized by Constantine the Great. The verse that you mentioned is almost as frequently misused and taken out of context as "Judge not, lest you be judged." If you want to know what the Church teaches about separation of Church and State, read Pope Pius IX's Syllabus of Errors. It addresses the point specifically. Then you will know what the Church teaches and be free to accept it and be a Catholic or reject it and find yourself in heresy. Also, read the Old Testament which is the only Scriptural example we have of how God's people governed themselves and what role religion played.

  8. Gary Rietdorf
    3 years ago

    I wonder if this reaction might betray a litmus test for presidency in the US requiring candidates to be friendly and agreeable to papists and Catholics. Our history is rampant with anti-papists as is our American christianity. Our expectation probably should be one of persecution and ridicule as a follower of Jesus.
    In an ironic way anti-papist evangelicals are more supportive of our faith than present day discenting fellow catholics in our government giving only lip service to the pope and bishops denying most fundamental truths of natural law..

  9. Cathy
    3 years ago

    'buildTo a 12 foot wall only to tear down a 15 feet because of there being something undealt with by the Cross' (Watchman Nee) means friendly fire will help lose ground in this moral fight. Mrs. Bachman is a very talented tax lawyer and we need her.

  10. Raney
    3 years ago

    As someone seriously considering the Catholic Church, I'm somewhat taken
    aback by some of the rhetoric expressed in many of these comments. You
    all sound like a bunch of Baptists or Assembly of God'ers. If Catholics are
    as shallow, hateful and mean-spirited as many of the people who have posted
    perhaps I should reconsider the path I have set myself on. The worst part about so many Protestant "christian" bodies is their fervent willingness to trade their
    spirituality for the shallowness of partisan politics. I wish the Catholics represented here would calm down and return to the LOVE which is the Heart of Christ.

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