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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 10:33 AM
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115. Here is there sole example
Just how much Dean will inject religion into his campaign, Hess said, remains to be seen. He pointed to an appearance at an African-American church in Columbia, S.C., as an example of what voters might hear in the future.

There, before nearly 100 parishioners, Dean said in a rhythmic tone notably different from his usual stampede through policy points, "In this house of the Lord, we know that the power rests in God's hands and in Jesus's hands for helping us. But the power also is on this, God's earth -- Remember Jesus said, `Render unto God those things that are God's but unto Caesar those things that are Caesar's,' " a reference to Jesus's admonition that the secular and religious remain separate.

Dean continued: "In this political season there is also other power. Not as important or as strong as the power of Jesus but it's important power in the world of politics and the world of Caesar."

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How dare he mention Jesus in a church. How dare he tell the people there to render unto Ceaser what is Ceaser's. How dare he be a Christian even though he doesn't go to church all the time. Shame on him.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. Not a thing. He is crystal clear about what the role of Jesus is and what the role of Ceaser is. This isn't 'preaching Jesus' by any stretch of the imagination.

I didn't address the supposed change in tone due to the fact this reporter seems tone deaf. The things cited about Gephardt and Lieberman were both clearly wrong. Any debate watcher knows that the point of Gephardt's story is that health insurance is good not God, and Lieberman doesn't go out of his way to remind voters about the Sabbath.
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