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Re: Standing Up


I dunno, Kathryn, this is a tough question. I’ve gotten plenty of e-mails from churchgoers who sound like they’re ready to punch their pastor over a constant stream of leftist-pacifist propaganda from the pulpit. (And I’ve received a handful of e-mails from pastors who are about ready to scream over the knee-jerk leftism of their superiors in their various churches). Some of these folks say they’re on the verge of ceasing church attendance altogether over this issue — and they accuse their pastors of politicizing the pulpit. The split in e-mail is pretty evenly divided between Protestants and Catholics, but judging from the tone of the letters, the Catholics have the edge in sheer disgust. I think I know where it comes from. Catholics are having to live with bishops and clergy who couldn’t (or wouldn’t) protect children from pederast priests, but who presume to lecture President Bush on how best to protect the American people from weapons of mass destruction. You just want to scream, ya know?


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