Friday, July 15, 2011

Bachmann's Chickens Coming Home to Roost

Remember our dear friend Jeremiah Wright? You know, the kook, America hating pastor who led the church that Obama belonged to for 20+ years? Remember what a big deal the likes of Lush Bimbo and Seamlus Vannity made of that association? Well, the big question for tonight is will they similarly pillory Michelle Bachmann for her associations with a kook church.

The Lutheran denomination that GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann quit in June sought to explain its belief that the papacy is the anti-Christ after reports questioned whether Bachmann is anti-Catholic.

The denomination says on its Web site: “We identify the anti-Christ as the papacy. This is an historical judgment based on Scripture.’’

The Republican, who has surged in recent presidential polls, denied that she is anti-Catholic in a 2006 debate. “It’s abhorrent, it’s religious bigotry. I love Catholics, I’m a Christian, and my church does not believe that the pope is the anti-Christ, that’s absolutely false.’’Bachmann also said that her pastor, the Rev. Marcus Birkholz, told her he was “appalled that someone would put that out.’’According to Hochmuth, the pastor told Bachmann that WELS “primarily views the office of the papacy as the anti-Christ, not the individual popes themselves.’’
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Anonymous said...

Both Bachmann, Palin, and Perry have affiliations with outlandish preachers. NN

Marge said...

"the pastor told Bachmann that WELS “primarily views the office of the papacy as the anti-Christ, not the individual popes themselves."

Is that supposed to make us catholics feel better.

So instead of Pope Benedict being the anyi-Chrit, All popes back to Peter and into the future aare as well.

I could never vote for this bigot.

Anonymous said...

Dan, very good point about hypocrisy on the right. Of course they won't.

But I hope this election isn't going to be about religion again. Perry certainly invites added scrutiny due to the national prayer breakfast, and the sponsors he chose, but come on--every faith is going to have some weird things. I really don't think it's fair to call her church a kook church, the anti-Christ thing notwithstanding.


Ohio JOE said...

First, let's just say I am more familiar with the WELS Church than most American. I know people of that faith and I have been in at least one WELS church. While we can debate what they actually mean by Anti-Christ, there is no doubt that it is official part of the WELS doctrine that the Pope is the Anti-Christ. Not all Church members are likely aware of this because it is not promoted on the average Sunday. They are also forbidden to pray with people of other faiths, so if they would a Catholic Mass, they would not stand or kneel during the MASS.

Despite the fact that they are more anti- Catholic than most Protestants, they are generally quite Conservative and hold many Catholic values. So I'd rather vote for a WELS than some guy who just says he is Catholic.

Anonymous said...

You know, I wish RELIGION would stay out of the election. I wish conservatives, in particular, would honor Article 6 of the Constitution.

I wish that God and our Creator would be reverenced and worshipped in our country (but not rammed down anyone's throat.) I wish that our leaders turned to God and looked for His help in our country's problems. And I wish references to God or our Creator were done more frequently, honestly and unashamedly, NOT for votes but because of one's humility and love of God.

Is it too much to wish for?


Anonymous said...

Exactly what is the difference between Wishing and Praying?