Sunday, November 07, 2010

Catholics make up almost a third of NC's Congressmen - all Republicans

It's being reported by the Charlotte Observer that there was a time, in the not-too-distant past, when Catholics were a tiny minority in the Carolinas.

In North Carolina, in fact, the 1776 Constitution forbade the election of any person who "denied the truth of the Protestant religion." In 1835, it was amended to replace Protestant with Christian - thanks to N.C. jurist and politician William Gaston, one of the few Catholics to reach high office in the state in those early years.

This week, it was two Republican Catholics from the Carolinas who made national headlines by helping the GOP take control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

And if her narrow lead holds up in a recount, nurse Renee Ellmers - a Sunday school teacher at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dunn - will have unseated veteran Democratic Rep. Bob Etheridge in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.



OpenID juscot said...

More, more! Me want more tea party, grassroot Republicans in both houses at the state and federal level or Hulk smash!

8:36 PM  

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