Biden calls remarks at GOP convention on religion “ridiculous”


Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe Biden The Memo: Trump Uses Convention To Target Key States Pence Condemns Kenosha Violence, Support Police In Convention Speech Biden Praises Milwaukee Bucks Response To Jacob Blake Shooting MORE called the attacks on his religion at the Republican National Convention “absurd” on Thursday.The former vice president responded to convention speakers taking several hits over the way he practices his Catholicism, including former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz who called Biden a “Catholic in name only. ” Wednesday.

“I think that’s a bit absurd for a guy who hardly ever darkens the door of a church,” Biden told MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports”, referring to President TrumpDonald John Trump The Memo: Trump Uses Convention To Target Key States Conway Hails Trump As Women’s ‘Champion’ Former ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Star Trace Adkins Sings At GOP PLUS Convention.

Biden said he distinguishes his personal beliefs from the policies he sets out to implement for everyone else.

“My personal beliefs about how I would treat church doctrine are different from my imposing this doctrine on anyone else in the world – equally decent Christians and Jews, Muslims and Buddhists, etc.,” he said. -he declares.

“But the point is, I’m a practicing Catholic, I don’t proselytize about it, I never miss mass, ”he added. “It’s part of who I am. It’s what keeps me through the really tough times in my life, and I believe it very strongly.

The Democratic candidate’s religion has come under attack from the president and his campaign as Trump seeks to continue his support among evangelical Christians.

Trump took to Twitter last weekend to criticize the Democratic National Convention for take the word “God” out of the oath of allegiance.

But the word was said nightly for each of the four days, although some speakers did not say it during the Assembly of Muslim and Allied Delegates and the LGTBQ caucus meeting, which was not part of the main programming.

Earlier this month, the president also claimed during a speech in Cleveland that Biden was “against God” and “would hurt the Bible.” The former vice president responded in a statement later today, calling the criticisms “shameful” and saying his faith was “the foundation of my life”.


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