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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-05 11:45 AM
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99. Thanks for the links - I went ahead and wrote them
Christians and liberals of all faiths: It's time to take our religious beliefs back from the right! They do not have the right to take our religion away from us!!

Here's what I wrote:

I am writing to express my outrage at the so-called "teasing" of Wolf Blitzer. It seems as though Wolf thinks it's funny to question whether or not Paul Begala's is a "good" Catholic.

I don't find it funny. Not one bit.

Blitzer should be FIRED for implying that liberals cannot be good Catholics. And, all "teasing" aside, that's what Wolf meant by his comments (which I have conveniently provided below). I am SICK and TIRED of your paid, right-wing shills implying or outright saying that liberals are somehow lesser Christians (if your channel even acknowledges that liberals can be Christians, that is).

My Christian beliefs are supported by the Bible: helping the poor, caring for the sick, opposing an unjust war based on lies.

No one died and made Wolf the Pope. He needs to stick to "reading" the news and pretending to be a journalist.

Liberals who are Christians are sick of this kind of treatment. We are turning Wolf and CNN off.


<snip>
BLITZER: While they were united today in mourning the death of the pope, U.S. Catholics are a diverse group, as illustrated by two of our Crossfire co-hosts, the conservative Robert Novak, the liberal Paul Begala. Both good Catholics -- I don't know "good" Catholics, but both Catholics. I'm sure Bob is a good Catholic, I'm not so sure about Paul Begala.

BEGALA: Well, now, who are you to pass moral judgment on my religion, Mr. Blitzer? My goodness gracious.

BLITZER: All right, go ahead, go ahead.

BEGALA: On the day of my Holy Father's funeral. My eldest son is named John Paul, after the Pope.

BLITZER: So you are a good Catholic?

BEGALA: I'm serious, that annoys me. I don't think anybody should presume that a liberal is not a good Catholic.

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