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Friday, January 15, 2010

First she blasted Fenway, now she's going after Catholics

You wouldn't have thought that Martha Coakley could do worse than making fun of Scott Brown for actually campaigning outside Fenway Park instead of going to meet the politicos and special interest lobbyists as she was doing. But now she's figured out that there are some jobs out there that Catholics shouldn't have. Coakley appeared on a radio show yesterday with Ken Pittman and he asked her about the religious conscience clause that she's been blasting Scott Brown for supporting. And here was her response.
Ken Pittman: Right, if you are a Catholic, and believe what the Pope teaches that any form of birth control is a sin. ah you don't want to do that.
Martha Coakley: No we have a seperation [sic] of church and state Ken, lets [sic] be clear.

Ken Pittman: In the emergency room you still have your religious freedom.

Martha Coakley: (......uh, The law says that people are allowed to have that. You can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn't work in the emergency room.
39% of Massachusetts citizens are Catholics. And Coakley wants to limit their jobs because of their religious beliefs.

Listen to the rest of the interview as she squiggles around her statement that the terrorists are out of Afghanistan and her career as attorney general when she didn't ask for bail for the guy who abused a 23-month old toddler with a curling iron.

(Link via Gateway Pundit)


Old Rebel said...

39% of Massachusetts citizens are Catholics. And Coakley wants to limit their jobs because of their religious beliefs.

Five years ago, my idealistic nephew tried to found an evangelical church just outside Boston. He eventually learned his crusty old uncle was right about Yankees. They're Catholic, all right, when pollsters ask what they call themselves, but the vast majority goes to church once a year and at funerals.

Once he gets his finances in order, my nephew plans to move back to the South, where Christianity still means something.

Bachbone said...

On 10/31/08, a piece the National Catholic Reporter said white Catholic voters were swinging to Obama because their concerns over economic issues outweighed his stand on abortion. on 12/12/06 reported a 2006 Pew Research poll that found Catholics who attend mass weekly are much more likely to oppose abortion than are Catholics who attend Mass less than once a week.

Catholic News Agency reported on 04/17/08 a February 2008 poll by the Georgetown-based Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate showing 23% of Catholics attend mass weekly.

While it appears Coakley's remarks about Catholics are a blunder, perhaps only a minority of them may feel badly stung. The bigger problem for her to overcome would appear to be Obama's worsening of the economy. Brown has been hitting that very theme hard.