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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:57 AM
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The Tea Party vs. the Catholic Church...
Tonight in a special cage match, its the Tea Party vs. the Catholic Church: GOP Rep to target Catholic Church tax status. http://nhjournal.com/2011/04/05/gop-rep-to-target-catho... /

Republican State Rep. and Tea Party leader Andrew Manuse (R-Derry) told the Catholic League he will be filing legislation in the New Hampshire House to strip the Roman Catholic Church of its tax exempt status because Bishop John McCormack spoke against proposed budget cuts at a recent State House rally, according to Bill Donohue, the President of the Catholic League.

I am now considering a bill to remove the Churchs tax exempt status in New Hampshire, for you have clearly shown that you no longer want it, Manuse says in the e-mail.

Never in the nearly 18 years I have spent as president of the Catholic League have I seen more totally irresponsible statements issued by the lawmakers in any one state, said Donohue in a statement. Why doesnt Manuse go right ahead with his bill to remove the Churchs tax-exempt status? Wed love to present his e-mail in court.

This might seem bizarre, but it makes more sense when you realize that Teabaggers are generally much more fundamentalist than Catholics are. Theyre more in line with extreme Pentecostalism, and those kinds of fanatics really despise the Catholic Church.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/38344_The_Tea_P...

:popcorn:
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Zephie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:59 AM
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1. I hope they actually try to do this, they'll be making a ton of enemies
Not that they don't already have a ton of enemies.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:59 AM
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2. Why'd you have to link to LGF?
Ewwwww.
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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:02 PM
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3. They aren't as bad as they used to be...
besides, they really dislike the tea nuts and always have good info on them. They also use, media matters, huff post, talking points memo, etc. I thought they were ok now. Sorry if I offended you.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:17 PM
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8. No problem.
I just remember the days when they were crap.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:19 PM
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9. LGF has changed, big time.
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 12:29 PM by Lyric
Not sure what happened over there, but scanning through their recent content and comments, it honestly doesn't look much different from DU these days. That actually disturbs me. It's like waking up to find blue grass and a green sky, lol.

Edit: found a post with an explanation. Wooooo boy! http://littlegreenfootballs.com/page/218297_A_newbies_g...
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:48 PM
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10. OK, thanks.
I just remember how they were like some of those other reichwing blogs.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:06 PM
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4. And speaking out on a public issue like budget cuts is not partisan politics.
Even though partisan politics is behind the budget cuts.
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chaplainM Donating Member (744 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:09 PM
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5. In the words of Churchill, "it's a pity they can't both lose"
When I'm on the same side as Bill Donohue, something is seriously wrong.
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frebrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:13 PM
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7. +1000!
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:12 PM
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6. How bouts the MULTI Millions given to students attending religious colleges?
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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:11 PM
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11. Many fundamentalist teabaggers despise the Catholic Church
For many fundies, Catholics are almost as bad as Muslims.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:09 PM
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12. Oooh! Dishy - I like it. Nt
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