Wednesday | February 12, 2003
Bill Bennet blows off Pope
From reader Paul in Portland:
I'm an anti-war Catholic. I managed to score a question from Wolf Blitzer to Bill Bennett yesterday:Hmm. So when Bennet agrees with the Pope, it's a matter of faith and morals, but when he disagrees, it's not a matter of faith and morals? What about Capital Punishment? Jeez. If there's one common trait amongst all religious fundamentalists (and Bennet is one), is the ability to pick and choose those religious tenets that justify their own beliefs.BENNETT: Sure. BLITZER: I want to get to some of the specific questions, but we've got a lot of e-mail and one of these is very much directed towards you.
Then there are ridiculous stunts such as this one:
ROME - In an unusual effort to counter increasingly fierce criticism by the Vatican against a possible war in Iraq, the U.S. government was host to a conservative theologian here yesterday who argued that a military strike against Saddam Hussein would meet the definition of a "just war" in Catholic doctrine.Posted February 12, 2003 10:09 AM | Comments (42)