Shuck and Jive

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

From the Save Me from the Christians Department...

Check out this video:



Here is a list of the Top Ten Moments in the Race for Pastor in Chief:

10. Mitt Romney is asked if he believes "every word" of the Bible (CNN/You Tube debate (11-28-07).

9. CNN's Soledad O'Brien asks John Edwards to "name his greatest sin"
(CNN/Sojourners town hall 6-26-07).

8. James Dobson tells a reporter he does not think that Fred Thompson is a Christian
(3-27-07).

7. Barack Obama distributes a campaign flier describing himself as a "Committed Christian" (1-21-08).

6. Hillary Clinton said we need to "inject faith into policy" (CNN/Sojourners town hall 6-26-07).

5. Mike Huckabee explains his rise in the polls by invoking the Biblical story of two fish and five loaves feeding a crowd of 5,000 people (11-28-07).

4. Tim Russert asks all the Democratic candidates to "name their favorite Bible verse" (MSNBC 9-26-07).

3. John McCain says the Constitution established the United States as a Christian nation and that he would prefer a Christian president (9-27-07).

2. Barack Obama asked a congregation to help him "become an instrument of God" and join him in creating "a Kingdom right here on Earth" (10-17-07).

1. Mike Huckabee tells a crowd: "What we need to do is to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards" (1-14-08).


5 comments:

  1. Well, let' s face it. These folks are going to say what it takes to get themselves elected.

    Personally, I would be most concerned that our president is able to uphold the constitution of the United States, and has the experience and wisdom to govern. (I would definitely not vote for a candidate simply because he/she claimed to be a Christian believer.) We need to evaluate the issues.

    Being a Christian can mean alot of things to different people. And, I have to admit that I'm abit skeptical of this campaign trail religion.

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  2. Monkey! Welcome back to the living. Were the Baptists good to ya?

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  3. Grace, remember that Constitution they're swearing to uphold contains these two statements:

    "No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States." (Art VI)

    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" (Amt 1, and the President is bound by Art I & II).

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  4. I agree - barf. I am so tired of politicians playing the religion card to get votes. Or the race card, or any other. Maybe we need to have a comprehensive exam on the constitution as a prerequisite for running for office Change the Constitution to bring it into line with the Bible? Excuse me but don't we remember why people came to the New World and what they were escaping from?

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