It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant, bigoted and partisan the establishment press is.
Here’s the latest salvo against religion and Michele Bachmann by leftwing Joshua Green at The Atlantic:
“…the conservative Lutheran church [Michele Bachmann] belonged to for many years….[asserts] that the Roman Catholic Pope is the Antichrist.”
Really? Aside from the fact that the Bachmanns left the church years ago for a non-demoninational church, who, besides an ignorant bigoted liberal, hasn’t heard of the Reformation? Hey, Josh, ever hear of “Protestants”? Ever wonder what they were protesting?
For the curiously uncurious like Green, the 16th century is just like yesterday—especially if there is a political agenda to advance. Notice the contrast between Bachmann’s Lutheranism and Obama’s unhinged, wacko, bigoted, racist, anti-American preacher Jeremiah “God DAMN America” Wright. Wrights unhinged rantings were swept under the rug until the stench became so great even Obama couldn’t ignore him and was forced to leave Wright’s congregation. Bachmann has been gone for years.
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m a lapsed Lutheran. I don’t say that with any pride, it’s just a fact. Bachmann’s Wisconin synod is evangelical, mine was the conservative LCMS, but even as a conservative Lutheran, confirmed in the church, I never had any problem with my Catholic neighbors, my Catholic schoolmates, my Catholic friends or my Catholic aunts, uncles and cousins.
Only in Leftwingerland could the battles of the 16th century, settled by decades of war, be played out in politics today. It’s unfortunate that Bachmann chose to punt to the media by denouncing her former church as “bigoted”. She could have done a public service by reminding the hateful partisan press and the public at large what the Reformation was all about.