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Ann Coulter, Catholic

I’ve wondered about that for a while, and now this curious piece in the New York Times — in the Fashion section, believe it or not — confirms it (though Coulter, it seems, is, um, un-comfirmed…literally):

Ms. Coulter was born in 1961, the youngest of three children in suburban New Canaan, Conn., where she was schooled early in Republican politics. Her father was an ex-F.B.I. agent and labor lawyer; her mother, a homemaker from Kentucky active in the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mr. Coulter’s older brother, John Coulter, recalled a dinnertime debate when Ms. Coulter was 8 and the family argued over whether states should help pay for private education. The family agreed they were against it. She was baptized Catholic, like her father, but never confirmed. She now attends a Protestant church, like her mother did. “I tormented my mother by saying I didn’t believe in God when I was a teenager,” she said.

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posted October 10, 2010 at 12:31 am

I believe that Ann Coulter has made a significant shift away from the Catholic Church, by her failure to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation AND by attending publicly an Evangelical Protestant Church, so she would have to make a profession of faith in a Catholic Church and reject her Protestant beliefs before she could really be considered a ‘Catholic’ again.

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posted October 10, 2010 at 11:49 am

She has never herself claimed she was a Catholic, however, and in a fairly recent discussion on Fox News, referred to herself as a Protestant.
I suspect she never was a practicing Catholic, outside of her baptism, as is often the case when the mother is a non-Catholic. The hand that rocks the cradle…
She’s a sad person — she’s painted herself into a corner with her outrageous and inflammatory comments and is now only ever asked to be on anything to be outrageous and inflammatory. She’s become her own caricature. After a while, you just can’t top the last outrageous thing you said without becoming a bore and a fool, which is pretty much where she’s at right now.
Also, the little black cocktail dress thing is waaaaay old. And she’s way old to be trying to rock it anymore.

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posted October 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I think she is far from ‘sad person’ Your name. Ann is just who she is, that’s it…she’s not your cookie cutter cookie now is she? I get a charge out of watching how quick witted she can be without ever using script or the Obamapromter….regardless of her religious affiliation she can always make me smile. I believe God has a sense of humor or we would not find it as part of our demeanor. And thank God for that…she likes to shock and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that…keeps life interesting to put it mildly, rotten tomatoes and all. Go Ann

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posted October 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm

She is a waste of breath, rather like Rush L., but has the freedom to spout her stuff.

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posted October 11, 2010 at 1:43 am

Wow,as a “former” Catholic, whatever that means, I AM a Christian. Some of these comments are quite disturbing to me, regardless of how one feels re: Ann.
“I suspect she never was a practicing Catholic, outside of her baptism”…SAY WHAT? Does one become “practicing” when one is sprinkled? Not even having decided about being Christian but having the parents bring one to the altar? No, one chooses to be Baptized. did Christ ever advocate being “confirmed”?
As a “former” one of the most disturbing things is watching the arrows shot at “formers” like me by the “faithful” as if ones denomination matters? Isn’t it about Christ, and being Christian? Or if one is not a “practicing” Catholic, all is lost? Maybe this all just confirms that more biblical teaching needs to occur in the Catholic faith.

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posted October 11, 2010 at 8:37 am

If she identifies herself as Protestant, then I think it is correct to identify her as Protestant.

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posted October 11, 2010 at 10:46 am

As a frequent critic of the Catholic church, I can only paraphrase the Shawshank Redemption. Is Anne Coulter Catholic? She’d have to be human first.

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posted May 27, 2011 at 10:41 am

great and awesome blog…i am really impressed to see it…

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posted July 6, 2011 at 12:14 am

John, you are confused about many things. You obviously don’t know much about faith or Christianity.

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posted July 6, 2011 at 12:16 am

FRANK…..your an idiot!!

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posted September 25, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Ann has a sharp tongue,a razor mind, and a brilliant way of exposing the anti christian realities of liberalism. So she is less than what she aught to be because she wasn’t properly catechist after baptism??? Here is an Idea! take the plank from your eye before you take the splinter from hers. She gets the job done, How well are you Coulter detractors doing keeping up the good fight? I’m a eligible male in her age bracket. It would be a hoot to go on a date with her. Yours truly: a traditional no none sense practicing catholic man:

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