Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bachmann climbs out of WELS

Those who cannot remember the past are bound to appear to have slept through Sunday School.

Presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), caught unaware in a 2006 debate that the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod professes that the papacy is the anti-Christ, has now left her WELS congregation. Somehow she and the reporters and even the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights seem not to know why there have been Protestant churches for going on 500 years.

I am surprised Rep. Bachmann and her staff did not follow up on this issue after the 2006 controversy.

At least there's schadenfreude for Catholics if she is an indication that WELS catechetics have deteriorated from even more rigorous standards to what we now find in our own Church.

Maybe next Catholic candidates will be accused of anti-Protestant bigotry based on the anathemas of the Council of Trent.

See Nobody expects the snappish inquisition


  1. Why is WELS singled out as the only Protestant sect to draw horns on the papacy? Isn't that precisely what makes them Protestants in the first place?

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