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Published: Thursday, April 10 2014 12:20 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

"Through and through. Catholic yes. But his is probably the same Catholic faith that Nancy Pelosi goes by. Namely, the Matthew 15.8 kind."

The Catholic church supports a strong safety net, universal healthcare (aside from abortion and birth control of course), support amnesty for illegal immigrants, support environmental regulation, and consider wealth inequality to be a serious issue (particularly the most recent Pope). They're pretty fiscally liberal to go alongside with socially conservative views. Maybe that's why the Catholic vote tends to be split around 50-50 in this nation.

Salt Lake City, UT

I love both Colbert and Stewart. I get so tired of the angry, paranoid rants of political pundits on television and radio, that their humor in politics is a breath of fresh air. But remember, Colbert is a "straw man" to hold up ultra-conservatives to ridicule. What makes you think he is not playing that role for fundamentalist religion? His comedy commentaries do expose much of the hypocrisy in religion. I have no doubt he is devoted towards a religious life, but definitely is not a zealous Christian. He does genuinely refer, with fondness, to his Catholic mother, who raised 11 children, and her teachings. But be careful when you prop him up as a idealized "man of faith." You just might be taken in by his clever persona too.

Davis, CA

Is this Cobert's latest joke, calling himself a man of faith? That is funny! What's pathetically not funny is that someone might believe this article if they haven't had the misfortune to seen one of his shows.

What is the intention of this article, really? Is it to encourage viewership of material that is deeply entangled in sacriligeous remarks, to say nothing of the other faith-demoting material it spews into the interwebs?

Cedar Hills, UT

man of faith? what faith? The few times I have watched this guy he drips with radical socialism.

Provo, UT

If Rush is against him, I'm all for him. Besides, I do enjoy his shtick.

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