Bachmann's Decision to Leave Church Political?

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Rep. Michele Bachmann and her husband are now former members of Salem Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minn.

The Bachmann's withdrew their membership on June 21, shortly before the congresswoman announced her 2012 presidential bid.
    
According to church officials, the congresswoman was a member of the church for more than 10 years, but had not attended in at least two years.

A spokeswoman told The Washington Post that Bachmann now attends a non-denominational church. 

"As the family's schedule has allowed, they have attended their current church throughout the past two years," spokeswoman Becky Rogness said in an e-mail.
    
Meanwhile, there's speculation that her motivations for leaving Salem Lutheran may have been political. The church's denomination has come under criticism for identifying the pope as the Antichrist.

CBN News Chief Political Correspondent David Brody offered his insights on the reason for Bachmann's decision on Newswatch, July 18.  Click play to watch.

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