A pro-life Catholic Democrat?! Meet John Bel Edwards

The Deacon's Bench | 11/20/2019 | Staff
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“Everything that I experienced growing up as a Catholic just pushed me towards service.”

John Bel Edwards was just re-elected the governor of Louisiana. Last year, America magazine taped a lengthy interview with him.

Time

This is worth your time.

Other Democrats: take note.

Interview

From the interview:

He is a man of deep conviction, his friends and family say.

Values - Day - Wife - Donna - Ways

“He lives his values every day,” said his wife, Donna. In many ways, he is just an old-fashioned politician who still puts stock in moral values and not just party loyalty. And Mr. Edwards knows where those values come from. “I know that all of the people that I have been associated with who were strong Catholics, they were public servants in one fashion or another…. Everything that I experienced growing up in Amite as a Catholic just pushed me towards service.”

Amite is one of those Southern towns that resembles an HO-scale model train set—almost too charming to be real. The two-story, early-20th-century downtown; the two-room post office; the sheriff’s car parked in front of City Hall; multiple churches within a square mile and a couple of weathered barbecue joints—Amite’s got it all, a...
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