Saturday, June 22, 2013

Fact of the Day: Separation of Church and Kennedy

During the 1960 presidential election, some Protestants feared that Democratic candidate John F. Kennedy would take orders from the Pope because he also happened to be Catholic. Under pressure, Kennedy made an famous speech in Houston before a protestant audience affirming his duty to separate church and state. Kennedy would later win the election in a very close race against Richard Nixon.  

12 comments:

MEcoy said...

well, I guess theres really is conflict on both parties

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RaeAbigael said...

interesting. anyway, I attended a wedding wherein a bride is wearing a red gown. It was such a beautiful and very modern wedding! haha :)

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Bob Bushell said...

I liked John F. Kennedy, he was honest.

Christine said...

interesting.

Dana said...

I wasn't born when all this was going on, but I heard my parents talk about that race several times over the years. It was the only time they didn't vote for the same candidate, if I recall correctly.

Have a great Saturday!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I'm all for separating church and state!

Pat Hatt said...

One of the last ones that didn't lie is butt off

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

He had so much charisma!

Emmylou said...

I'm Catholic too, but do agree with the separation of church and state.

Anna and Klaudia said...

interesting fact :)

Teddi said...

hooray! too bad no one listens.