Have we ever had an ex-Catholic on a major presidential ticket? I can’t think of any.
Palin was Baptised as a Cahtolic and later became an evangelical Protestant. This will thrill evangelicals (quite a few of which are ex-Catholics) but I wonder how Catholics will feel about it. It’s unclear when in her life she left the Catholic Church.
The traditional Catholics who might normally be the ones who be more irked about such apostasy are thrilled because Palin is so pro-life, as God-o-Meter reports.. The liberal Catholics won’t care because they’re voting Democratic anyway. The riddle is those centrist Catholics – the key swing bloc – who have stuck with the Catholic church through great difficulties out of loyalty and cultural affinity. Will they view her as a person of great conscience who lives her convictions – or a traitor?

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