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Sat May 16, 2015, 11:10 AM

Republicans/teabaggers and Popes...JEEZIS!

Last edited Sat May 16, 2015, 01:21 PM - Edit history (1)

Let's take a look at some history, shall we?

When JFK ran for President in 1960, Republicans had a fit over their concern that with a Catholic President, the country would be run by proxy from Vatican City, which Kennedy made VERY clear would not be the case.

Fast forward to 1984, and the Republicans have another collective fit over Geraldine Ferraro saying that the Pope would NOT influence her actions as Vice President. HOW DARE SHE!!!

Again, fast forward to 2004_ and the notion that is put forth by many Catholic bishops and cardinals, including Ratzinger, is that the Eucharist should be DENIED to any Catholic who is pro choice, anti war or pro "hummasechel". This,of course, is greeted as a wonderful thing in Bushista land. I remember my wife and I remarking to each other that any priest who tried to deny US Communion would regret it before he got much older!

Finally, we fast forward to now, and Republican/teabagger land is all in a huff & a tizzie because Pope Francis states that the Palestinians deserve a homeland and that the Pope should stay OUT of politics!

Doesn't it make you wonder just how " fundamental" religious right fundamentalism actually IS? SHIT!


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