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ah, dialogue

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 28, 2010

Anthony Stevens-Arroyo, who writes nonsense about Catholicism on a regular basis for the Washington Post’s religion blog, has furrowed his brow and offered his thoughts on the Tea Party movement. Although he thinks the Tea Party is tainted by racism (not liking Obama) and violence (NRA members participate in rallies) and spreads “spurious doubts” about Obama’s place of birth (what is a “spurious doubt,” I wonder?), Stevens-Arroyo demonstrates his even-handed approach to a complex issue: 

I do not think that the Tea Party in its various organizations and regional groupings advocates the murder of the President of the United States.

A true liberal: a man who respects the beliefs of his political opponents, and gives them the benefit of the doubt. They aren’t actually murderers. Hidebound conservatives should learn the virtue of tolerance from mentors like this.

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  • Posted by: Hal - Jul. 29, 2010 12:30 PM ET USA

    Agreed. This Steven Arroyo writing on anything is worthless. I no longer read him, even for entertainment value.

  • Posted by: annemarie - Jul. 28, 2010 11:05 PM ET USA

    Huh! Stevens-Arroyo article is so illogical that it made my head hurt. I'm Catholic and a proud member of the Greater New Orleans Tea Pary. Our purpose is to educate and inform all Americans of the Founding Fathers’ principles of freedom, to advance public policy consistent with those values, and to engage with our elected officials in promotion of those principles. Doesn't this sound threatening?! For the record, we are a diverse group and have had NO racial problems.

  • Posted by: unum - Jul. 28, 2010 6:49 PM ET USA

    Ah, more commentary on a subject the writer knows nothing about. Just like the Catholic bishop's proposals to solve the problem of illegal immigration.

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