John (“Two Americas”) Edwards, the trial attorney who was John Kerry’s Democratic running mate last election, believes his pretty face gives him a shot at being president. Hey, why not? It’s working for Obama. But, like Joe Biden, Edwards has an early problem. Melissa McEwan, his “Netroots Coordinator” (what the heck is that?), is virulently anti-Catholic. One of her tamer comments as a blogger:

Speaking of the “wingnut Christofascist base,” she said, “What don’t you lousy [expletive] understand about keeping your noses out of our britches, our bed and our families?”

Then there is Amanda Marcotte, Edwards’s new blogmaster, who writes, “The Pope’s gotta tell women who give birth to stillborns that their babies are cast into Satan’s maw. . . . The Catholic Church is not about to let something like compassion for girls get in the way of using the state as an instrument to force women to bear more tithing Catholics.”

Is this what the Democrats mean when they say they are more faith-friendly?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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