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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. Laura Hernandez
    3 years ago

    Interesting how Obama is being compared to Michele Bachamann Just looking at her public policy statements she is far more aligned with Catholic values than he ever cared to think about. 1. She is prolife. Need I say more but I will. 2. She respects the presence of God in the public square. 3. She is for individual responsibility and not for allowing total dependency on the govt to the point that people have lost all of their dignity and will to sacrifice and contribute to society. 4. She walks the talk. Obama on the other hand lied to the pope when he told the pope he would minimize abortions. Not losing much time, he quickly turned the Obamacare into a publicly funded abortion law. He overturned international prohibition of funding for abortions. He appointed activist judges who support abortion. He instructed the Justice Dept. not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act which supports traditional marriage. And the list goes on........So if you want to take Michele Bachmann on, I suggest you look at the record first. I will continue for Liberal Catholics who seem to think Democratic party is ok. It's not and will destroy not only our great country but our Church as well.

  2. Harry
    3 years ago

    Your Latin needs correction, Deacon. Loquitor does not exist as a form. You need to change that o to a u, "Loquitur" is the correct spelling. -Father Harry Potter

  3. wayne
    3 years ago

    I kinda like the word,"repugnant", when used in the same sentence as "Bachmann" apple pie and ice cream.....

  4. KM
    3 years ago

    Dan is right. I am a former protestant, now Catholic. I grew up around anti-Catholicism and it is sickening. It is much more common, especially in the south and midwest, than many of you realize. If she spent a decade in that anti-Catholic church, there is reason to believe that she has been, herself, indoctrinated. She doesn't deserve our support.

  5. cnussio
    3 years ago

    I am not sure why we must assume Michele Bachmann was in favor of the anti-Catholic statements. Most importantly, the article says that she left that community. Couldn't we just as easily assume that her motivation for leaving was their anti-Catholic stance? My point would be, without confirmed knowledge of the facts, why knock down a very solid (finally!!!) candidate? If Bachmann came out and said that she believed the Pope to be the anti-Christ, that would be an entirely different matter. After all, a Catholic is not responsible for his priest's bad sermon. She is not responsible for the document in question. Why talk about giving her a "pass" on her "anti-Catholicism" before we know that she is anti-Catholic? The facts are a Lutheran Synod believes that the Pope is the anti-Christ. Not all Lutherans do, however, as this article points out. And Bachmann says in Green's article that she is not anti-Catholic, and she is not associated with that Lutheran community any more. What is there to "give her a pass" on?

  6. Bernie Gonzales
    3 years ago

    I am not sure it is fair to equate Barrack Obama's church membership and Michele Bachmann's. We do not know WHAT EXACTLY her PASTOR preached Sunday after Sunday. All we know is what is on the books for her DENOMINATION, which may or may not ever have been mentioned in sermons she listened to. In the case of Rev Wright - we know he was a FRIEND and MENTOR of BHO, who greatly admired him, even took the title of his book from one of Wright's sermons. The evil fruits of Wright's preaching are clear in the policies of this President and his Justice Department.

  7. Rosie
    3 years ago

    Regarding comment by Joelle on 7-15-11, about practicing Catholic to run for president; we have Rick Santorum (sp?). He's running, can't be any more 'catholic' than he, but gets little or no tv coverage, probably for that reason, Might like to check him out. He's actually been on the scene for a long time, serves his country & his church like they should be served by all, is a wonderful credit to both.

  8. From the pew
    3 years ago

    To the author, Keith Fournier: This is a non issue. Michele Bachmann would no more be anti-Catholic than JFK was anti-Protestant. She and her husband are far more Christian than the Catholicism of Pelosi, Durbin, all the Kennedy's, Leahy, Cumo's, Biden, Geraldine Ferraro and all the rest. Why don't you find something more productive to write about instead of this nonsene.

  9. serge
    3 years ago

    I agree with many others responding to this article. There are many politicians that are so called Catholics that are doing greater damage to advancing the culture of death and immorality. They are openly and publically defiant to their Bishops calls for repentance with little to no results. These Catholics by name only such as Pelosi, Biden, Kerry, Kennedy and many others are a disgrace and their work against the church is evident. In my view, when I look at the voting record of Michelle Bachmann, she has consistently defended life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This is more than I can say about most Catholic politicians that serve in public office. Perhaps she has doctrinal differences with the Church due to a lack of understanding. I would take one honest Christian candidate over and growing number of Catholic hypocrites. And my reasoning for that is simple. A misinformed Christian can become a great convert filled with passion but a Catholic that is filled with pride and refuses to repent after pastoral efforts is harder to change. Look at the fruit of their labor and that will tell you where there heart is.

  10. Samuel Hopper
    3 years ago

    It is my opinion that Joshua Green's piece in the Atlantic "exposing" Michele Bachmann's association with the Wisconsin Synod of the Lutheran church is nothing more than a naked attempt to discredit her now that she has emerged as a viable candidate for President. From what I have learned, Ms. Bachmann has not attended this church in two years and in 2006 publicly stated "I love Catholics." This being said, however, I believe she should make a public statement and put this to rest. It's a distraction by the Left and we need to remain focused on getting this country back in order.

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