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Kansas Republican state senate candidate says that people who are Democrats "aren't real Christians"

Kansas Republican state senate candidate says that people who are Democrats "aren't real Christians"

Kansas Republican State Senate candidate Steve Fitzgerald, who is challenging incumbent Democrat Kelly Kultala, told the Polish Club in Kansas (who remained silent during his speech) that people who support Democrats aren't real Christians, and moreover, that they're not real Catholics:

"My main point is that the Democratic platform and policies nationally are an attempt to redefine marriage in effect to say what Christ has said about marriage is a lie," Fitzgerald told HuffPost. "Christ said marriage is between one man and one woman and the Democratic platform said that it's not true. So therefore, my point was that one cannot support the Democratic platform and be a follower of Christ."

 However, Mr. Fitzgerald might be wrong one one thing.  Catholic social doctrine most closely resembles the ideals of Democrats.  Earlier this month we reported on the Catholic Church's issues with the Ryan budget in that they feel it cuts out the poor who they believe are to be cared for by the community.
However, on the issues Fitzgerald cites, American Catholics are much more in line with Kultala than him: two-thirds support keeping abortion legal and three-quarters favor either full marriage equality or civil unions, with a plurality supporting the former.
To date, Mr. Fitzgerald is incredulous that his remarks are getting so much attention.

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