Regarding Rick Santorum-style Catholicism:
“What we’re seeing is an alliance for the first time between the Catholic heirarchy and the evangelical base. You might consider this a massive step forward in interfaith dialogue, but in fact it’s a popular front for a certain kind of sexually terrified religious fundamentalism against the living faith of real people. And I think it’s time that people of faith really took on these power-mongers and bigots in our own congregations.”
At end of panel discussion segment of “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO, Friday, March 23, 2012.
Andrew Sullivan is an author, editor, political commentator and blogger who describes himself as a political conservative.He is gay and Catholic. He is a former editor of The New Republic and perhaps best known for his blog The Dish, but I know him mostly from his appearances as a panelist on “Real Time.” If you feel the quote needs broader context, feel free to check out the show.