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Bachmann's Church Thinks Pope is the Anti-Christ

According to an article in The Atlantic, the church Michele Bachmann attended for many years, the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minnesota, holds to the belief that the Pope is the Anti-Christ.
And you thought the Rev. Jeremiah Wright was a problem?
Students of Catholic Church history will recall a different association with Stillwater. It was there, in 1891, that Archbishop John Ireland oversaw an arrangement with the public schools in which the local school board rented the parochial school during school hours, nuns provided instruction but were both certified and paid by the government, and an religious instruction occured outside of regular school hours. The reulting controversy was one of the first battles between Ireland and the "Americanists" and the conservatives led by Archbishop Michael Corrigan of New York. The arrangement did not last, but the controversy did.


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