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Fri Jan 20, 2012, 04:09 PM

Catholic Leaders Call On Gingrich/Santorum To Stop Perpetuating Ugly Racial Stereotypes bout Poverty


Catholic Leaders Call On Gingrich And Santorum To ‘Stop Perpetuating Ugly Racial Stereotypes’ About Poverty

Faith in Public Life reports that more than 40 Catholic leaders and theologians across the country are calling on two of their “fellow Catholics,” GOP contenders Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, to stop using divisive rhetoric about race and poverty on the campaign trail.

Noting that Catholics consider racism an “intrinsic evil,” the open letter confronts the two candidates about their comments singling out minorities who receive welfare:

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MORE here: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/01/20/408144/catholic-leaders-call-on-gingrich-and-santorum-to-stop-perpetuating-ugly-racial-stereotypes-about-poverty/


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Reply Catholic Leaders Call On Gingrich/Santorum To Stop Perpetuating Ugly Racial Stereotypes bout Poverty (Original post)
Tx4obama Jan 2012 OP
NOLALady Jan 2012 #1
Tx4obama Jan 2012 #2
47of74 Jan 2012 #5
demosincebirth Jan 2012 #3
Bonhomme Richard Jan 2012 #4

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 04:23 PM

1. I didn't know

that "twice divorced" Gingrich was Catholic.

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Response to NOLALady (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 04:29 PM

2. Here's the scoop

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt_Gingrich#Religion
Religion
Gingrich was raised a Lutheran. In graduate school he was a Southern Baptist, and he converted to Catholicism, Bisek's faith, on March 29, 2009. He said "over the course of several years, I gradually became Catholic and then decided one day to accept the faith I had already come to embrace." The moment when he decided to officially become a Catholic was when he saw Pope Benedict XVI on his visit to the United States in 2008: "Catching a glimpse of Pope Benedict that day, I was struck by the happiness and peacefulness he exuded. The joyful and radiating presence of the Holy Father was a moment of confirmation about the many things I had been thinking and experiencing for several years." Gingrich has stated that he has developed a greater appreciation for the role of faith in public life following his conversion, and believes that the United States has become too secular. At a 2011 appearance in Columbus, Ohio, he said, "In America, religious belief is being challenged by a cultural elite trying to create a secularized America, in which God is driven out of public life."

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:49 PM

5. And I called bullshit on that

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 04:29 PM

3. Gingrich is a recent convert and it doesn't make it Ok. But Santorun should know the fuck better

than the crap his is saying. I suppose he went to parochial schools and sure as hell, they don't teach anything like the crap he stands for.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 05:37 PM

4. They are current day republicans. Right off the bat that tells you they have.....

absolutely no moral/ethical baseline. How they market themselves to their constituents is irrelevant.

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