The Catholic Church never ordered its people to shun those the Church didn't like
Never? You might wanna reexamine history before you state such a premise. Some homosexuals might disagree with your assessment, as would others, like say umarried pregnant women, women opting for abortions, and couple's that opted for divorce.
Anyways, you really don't care about his religion. This type of questioning is just used as a disguise to hide certain types of bigotry. I'm just suprised that it's still going on. In a way it's very similar to the birther movement.
JFK answered frank questions from FDR Jr. about his Catholicism. The candidate said that if elected president, he would take his oath to uphold the Constitution on a Bibleand thus if he broke that vow, he would not only deserve impeachment but would also be "sinning against God."
At one level, Kennedy seemed only to be pleading that his loyalty to country preceded his loyalty to any religious dictatesthat he could be trusted.
I had no idea it was 1960 all over again.
Edited by Shady, 29 October 2011 - 10:15 AM.