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Patrick, Protestant? Paisley, Nuts!



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John, while I’m always intrigued by historical “what ifs” and possibilities, did you have to pick Ian Paisley as a source? Just a wee bit of a rabid anti-Catholic. Recall in 1988 when Pope John Paul II spoke to the European Parliament, shouted at pontiff and called him the antichrist. From Time at the time:

Ian Paisley stood up and unfurled a red placard that read POPE JOHN PAUL II ANTICHRIST. In case that was not clear enough, Paisley roared, “Antichrist! I renounce you and all your cults and creeds.” The Pope gave a slight, bemused smile while members of the Parliament shouted Paisley down. A brief scuffle broke out as they dragged him from the chamber.



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