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  •  Santorum's rants and ravings (5+ / 0-)

    are escalating and despite his almost daily do-overs, this is the one which, IMO, will be the tipping point:

    Santorum proclaimed that mainstream Protestantism is "gone from the world of Christianity" -- thereby dismissing all of the communions who are members of the National Council of Churches  as heretical, and thus classifying - by inclusion - all Americans who abide by mainstream Protestant sects such as Lutherans, Episcopalians and Methodists.
    Excellent Diary, thanks.

    When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 02:58:21 PM PST

    •  Catholics are largest American denomination (2+ / 0-)
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      while it's Baptists - especially Southern Baptists - who make up the Protestant core of the Religious Right ... and they don't believe that "mainstream Protestants" are Christians either.

      But then Santorum isn't playing to the American mainstream; it's the Republican base he's after.  Also, you can't be the fire and brimstone candidate if you go around saying everyone's just fine.

      Never attribute to stupidity what can be adequately explained by malice; stupid people couldn't hurt us so effectively.

      by Visceral on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 04:13:08 PM PST

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      •  True, but Baptists reserve a special (2+ / 0-)
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        kind of rhetoric for the Catholic Church (see Hagee controversy).

        There might appear to be a meeting of the minds about abortion and contraception, but in the end, I don't think Santorum is going to be able to win over Baptists.

        When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

        by msmacgyver on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 04:52:36 PM PST

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