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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 01:50 PM
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Complaint filed with IRS after Tampa televangelist compares Romney to Satan
Source: SunSentinel.com

Florida evangelist Bill Keller says he was making a spiritual -- not political -- statement when he warned the 2.4 million subscribers to his Internet prayer ministry that ``if you vote for Mitt Romney, you are voting for Satan!''

But the Washington-based advocacy group Americans United for Separation of Church and State says the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should revoke the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status of Bill Keller Ministries, nonetheless.

Keller, 49, who has a call-in show on a Tampa television station and a Web site called Liveprayer.com, on May 11 sent out a ``daily devotional'' that called Romney ``an unabashed and proud member of the Mormon cult founded by a murdering polygamist pedophile named Joseph Smith nearly 200 years ago.

'' If the former Massachusetts governor wins the GOP nomination and the presidency, Keller's message added, it will ``ultimately lead millions of souls to the eternal flames of hell.''


Read more: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/sfl-601c...



Going to be a fun year watching the whack jobs who think they own God's Old Party.
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 01:51 PM
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1. Falwell reincarnated?
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 01:51 PM
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2. I take it that was an endorsement. Evangelicals seem to prefer voting for Satan.
Reagan, Bush, another Bush...
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 01:56 PM
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5. Satan doesn't run for political offices
But he can finance a campaign - or be Chief of Staff for a candidate.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:05 PM
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7. You leave off the posibility of Possession.
Satan possessed Bush and ran him for office. Though I think he's left for another host by now. Not even Satan can handle Bush's stupidity. :evilgrin:
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:15 PM
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9. Bush isn't Satan, just one of his minions?
Sounds about right.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 01:53 PM
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3. He does remind me of "Omen 3"...but not because he's Mormon.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 01:55 PM
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4. What a horrible insult ...
to Satan!
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Zenlitened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 01:58 PM
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6. Interesting defense. A "spiritual" statement, not a "political" statement.

Clever. And potentially explosive. :(


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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:07 PM
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8. Christians bashing christians.
I found the Book of Morman under a rock once when I went hiking and put it on my bookshelf when one day a visitor saw it and said I should get the devil's book off my shelf. I had no idea which one he was talking about, then I told him I wasn't a book burning kinda person.

"a murdering polygamist pedophile" Well, by cracky we've got lots of those in DC. Only instead of polygamist they'd be adulterous leeches, or little boy lovers.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:37 PM
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10. funny how if you attack a republican, your tax exempt status is revoked, but hold
a countrywide religious/republican extravaganza with bill frist?
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 02:54 PM
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11. I don't think it's really fair to fault Romney personally for
the acts of a DOCUMENTED "murdering polygamist pedophile named Joseph Smith".

But I am having a good laugh seeing the RW eating its own here......

Nothing funnier than Christofascists disapproving of fellow Christofascists.
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 03:17 PM
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12. The tax exempt status of all religious organizations should be reviewed!
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 05:16 PM
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13. It is rare that I actually enjoy the confrontations that come up in
the context of religion, politics or gas mileage. In this case, however-
:D :party: :toast: :toast: :bounce: :bounce: :beer: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :rofl: :rofl: :applause: :applause:
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trashcanistanista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 06:07 PM
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14. I saw this coming a mile away.
Fundies just do not like Mormans and I suppose visa versa. We will forever be entertained by the warring christofacists up until at least the primaries. :popcorn:
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 06:32 PM
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15. Great! I love it when all of the various Jesus cults fight amongst themselves...
and leave we heathens alone.
As I always try to remind them...ecumenism is a LIE. They can't all be right.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 06:38 PM
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16. But Joseph Smith WAS a murdering polygamist pedophile...
I don't why he left out con man. Professional courtesy I guess.
Man, I can't believe I just defended a statement made by a cracker evangelist huckster.
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