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Old 05-06-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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Why is it that they are all on the liberal side of the ticket? Catholics make up the biggest religious group in this country and their religious views are right in line with the republicans (abortion, family values, etc).

Why is the religious affiliation always
Republican => Evangelical Christion,
Democrat => Catholics

Any thoughts? I am looking at 2012 potentials and everyone except Romney is a Protestant.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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I believe Bobby Jindal is Catholic. But why does it matter to you?
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Romeoville, IL
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Why is it that they are all on the liberal side of the ticket? Catholics make up the biggest religious group in this country and their religious views are right in line with the republicans (abortion, family values, etc).

Why is the religious affiliation always
Republican => Evangelical Christion,
Democrat => Catholics

Any thoughts? I am looking at 2012 potentials and everyone except Romney is a Protestant.
Romney is a protestant, his religious views is Mormon.

Bobby Jindal is a Catholic and so is Alan Keyes. Some consider Alan Keyes to be a bit crazy though.

It is unfortunate that so many Catholics in this country are liberals because there is no such thing as a liberal Catholic, at least when using the definition that liberal is referred to.

I am a Catholic and very conservative on most issues except the death penalty. I also don't believe in war, which seems to be a republican ideal now. But I do not believe in abortion or *** marriage.

I'd say a little over 50% of self-proclaimed Catholics in America are democrats.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I have had an Evangelical Protestant tell me the Catholics were Pagans. I did not ask for an explaination.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Romeoville, IL
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I have had an Evangelical Protestant tell me the Catholics were Pagans. I did not ask for an explaination.
All protestants are pagans for picking and choosing which doctrines of the Christian faith to follow. The Catholic Church follows the fullness of Christianity, while protestants subscribe to some sort of buffet system. It's like Catholics have their meat, bread, fruits, vegetables, milk, and even a dessert at the end while protestants decide they won't eat their veggies anymore. Because of this they cannot grow and be as healthy as Catholics.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:52 AM
 
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Why is it that they are all on the liberal side of the ticket? Catholics make up the biggest religious group in this country and their religious views are right in line with the republicans (abortion, family values, etc).

Why is the religious affiliation always
Republican => Evangelical Christion,
Democrat => Catholics

Any thoughts? I am looking at 2012 potentials and everyone except Romney is a Protestant.
Maybe these Catholics can distinguish between personal beliefs and the civil rights of others. I can be anti-abortion and against gay marriage and practice those beliefs by not partaking in either, but that doesn't mean I think that everyone else should follow my lead and share my beliefs.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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AaronK - Thank you. I thought the feeling was mutual. You are both wrong by the way.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:51 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Mormons are not Protestants, not in the usual sense. A generation ago, they did not even consider themselves Christians. They use the Book of Mormon as well as the Bible. Google "Mormon" or "LDS" (what they prefer to be called).
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Romeoville, IL
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AaronK - Thank you. I thought the feeling was mutual. You are both wrong by the way.
I am wrong? How so. I am afraid you are wrong. Catholics are the only true Christians, the rest of you being false witnesses. It is like there is a gigantic banquet going on, and the protestants decide to eat from the garbage can outside.
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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I am wrong? How so. I am afraid you are wrong. Catholics are the only true Christians, the rest of you being false witnesses. It is like there is a gigantic banquet going on, and the protestants decide to eat from the garbage can outside.
The Catholic church doesn't even preach this garbage anymore. Where do you get this stuff?
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