Apparently House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi has defined Catholicism for all time. In a scathing criticism of Senator Marco Rubio on MSNBC Live she states
I thoroughly disagree (with Rubio’s opposition to gay marriage), being raised in a Catholic family, raising a Catholic family, mainstream Catholic – well, the Baltimore catechism, to get back to our hometown of Baltimore, was what we were raised on. And I think that this statement by Senator Rubio is most unfortunate. It’s a polarizing statement. The fact is, is that what we’re taught was to respect people in our faith and to say that this endangers mainstream Christian thinking is so completely wrong.
She did not comment on her assuming the mantle of the papacy nor did she make reference to the legion of Catholics of various descriptions who have rival claims. Pope Michael of Kansas could not be reached for comment.
Who knew? I must have missed that part of the Baltimore Catechism. For those of you wondering what Senator Marco Rubio said that inspired Pelosi's bit of pontificating, here is the quote played by the interviewer.
We are at the water's edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech. Because today we’ve reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage, you are labeled a homophobe and a hater. So what's the next step after that? After they’re done going after individuals, the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the catechism of the Catholic Church, is hate speech.