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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:00 AM
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So Smirk is going on Fundie TV tonight for 3 hours?
Did I hear that right? He's going to be on some Christian Broadcasting network (not carried by network TV so he doesn't offend non-Christians..LOL) tonight for a 3 hour pray-a-thon.

Frankly I'm offended he's doing such a blatant religious political ploy (on regular TV or not) at a time when the ME Muslim population sees the recent photos in Iraq as proof we're on a Crusade.

He must be desperate if he's running to his nutcake base this early. I guess he figures maybe some of those fundies are really against torture and other seemingly satanic practices being conducted in Iraq under the US military. So he'll calm their fears about his moral righteousness. I wonder if he's going to make a promise he'll regret...

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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:01 AM
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1. Any source on this
This is both pretty bizarre and pretty stupid--he's going to get slammed for it, and rightly so. But maybe he is desperate to keep his fundamentalist base.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:01 AM
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2. yes, he is. I can't bear to watch but may be good for some
interesting quotes from this group. Whadda wanna bet there will be some backlash on this too?
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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:02 AM
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3. really, this is true?
do you have a link? thanks.
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:03 AM
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4. I overheard it on CNN earlier today...
Sorry don't have link...I'll look.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:04 AM
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5. Funny - why didn't he do this LAST YEAR?
Oh, it's an election year...

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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:04 AM
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6. I guess Billy Graham was busy tonight for the Crusade . . .
Edited on Thu May-06-04 10:05 AM by no_hypocrisy
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:07 AM
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7. maybe, he'll beg for forgiveness a la Jimmy Swaggert for his sins
but I doubt it. Just another photo op for his minions. :puke:
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:09 AM
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8. true and a link
Bush prayer event on cable, satellite TV
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's participation in a National Day of Prayer ceremony with evangelical Christian leaders at the White House will be shown Thursday night, for the first time in prime-time viewing hours, on Christian cable and satellite TV outlets nationwide. For the president, the broadcast is an opportunity to address a sympathetic evangelical audience without the risk of alienating secular or non-Christian viewers, since it will not be carried in full by any of the major television networks. Frank Wright, president of the National Association of Religious Broadcasters, said more than a million evangelicals are expected to see the broadcast.
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2552246
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:15 AM
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12. Thanks for the link...sounds crazy.
...without the risk of alienating secular or non-Christian viewers, since it will not be carried in full by any of the major television networks...

How are we not alienated, just because it's not on CBS? :crazy:
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:17 AM
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14. hunh?! - National Association of Religious Broadcasters
What the heck. Did that really say National Association of Religious Broadcasters? Yes, it did. and here they are:

Who Are We?
NRB is an international association of Christian communicators with over 1700 member organizations representing millions of viewers, listeners, and readers. The Association exists to represent the Christian broadcasters right to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world.

All Members subscribe to the NRB Statement of Faith and Code of Ethics in their business practices.

NRB serves its members, the industry and the public by protecting ACCESS while promoting communications EXCELLENCE. NRB maintains rapport with the FCC, the broadcasting industry and government bodies through its Washington legal office contacts at Wiley, Rein & Fielding.
http://www.nrb.org/whoweare
-----

a lost and dying world. Um, People, who do you think is leading the parade down that road, if not *Holy George?
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:21 AM
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15. Why don't they have an honest name?
NARB would sound like it covers more than one religion. Obviously not true since their mission is to shove the Gospel of Jesus Christ onto everyone else.

They should be the National Association of Fundamentalist Christians Who Want To Insult The Rest Of The World Broadcasters.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:10 AM
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9. blatant attemp to hold on to his fundie base...
...you know the questions, audience, interviewer(s), cameramen, director, producer, makeup person, wardrobe person, coffee go'fer will all be hand selected by kkkarl rrrove to make sure the entire environment is as "gee-dubya friendly" as possible.

Expect prayers, tears, Clinton recriminations and requests for cash. KEE-Riste!
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bluedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:11 AM
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10. whats up?
separation of church and state?.............or does this not apply to bush? bush only uses his religion backdrops when its convenient for him to raise money or show hes compassionate...a true believer does not invade countries.kill innocents..condone abuses......lead the country on the road to hell..hes a fake even with his preaching!
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:11 AM
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11. Yes it's true. I'm just glad it's not prime time!
I COULD'T listen to him for 3 hours!!!! I'm not even sure his findie followers can put up with that!

I hope somebody from DU watches. With all the dumb things he said and did suring his 15 min. press conference, can you imagine what he could do in a 3 hour time slot???
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:15 AM
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13. Someone needs to record this...
...to mine for dumb quotes.
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:25 AM
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16. The Freepers have a "Pray for President Bush" button on their front page
All of this is from the Freepers' "Pray For Bush" page. They're prayin' for the Prez 24-7, 365 days a year.

Although I have to agree that right now he needs all the prayers he can get.



http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?s=pray%20for%2... ;m=all;o=time



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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:28 AM
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17. Here's a link
http://www.concertofprayer.org/2004/information.html

PRESS RELEASE:
For Immediate Release


Americas National Prayer Committee Announces
The Nationally Broadcast Concert of Prayer

10th Annual Event Will Conclude
National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 6

MINNEAPOLIS, March 6, 2004 The National Prayer Committee announces that the Nationally Broadcast Concert of Prayer will conclude the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6, 2004.

The theme of this years National Day of Prayer is Let Freedom Ring, and the theme verse is Leviticus 25:10: Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all the inhabitants. Simulcast on television, radio and the Internet, the Concert of Prayer is lead by renowned leaders and musicians, is non-partisan, fully participatory by viewers and listeners, and translated into Spanish. Airing from 8-11 PM (ET), 5-8 PM (PT), it is free to broadcasters.

The program will originate near the site of Ground Zero in New York City,


As someone who lives two miles across the Hudson from GZ, I feel the need to interject something here, and Will Pitt said it nicely: "They used September 11 against you. To this very day, they are using September 11 against you. Deliberately and with intent, they used September 11 to inspire fear and loathing within the populace..."
---JHB

with remote sites at the Daytona International Speedway (Daytona Beach, FL), the America Center (St. Louis, MO), Longs Park (Lancaster, PA), and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. Planned international feeds include sites located in Cape Town (South Africa), the Middle East, and Seoul, Korea.

Among the participants are: Henry Blackaby (author and leader of Henry Blackaby Ministries), Larnell Harris (recording artist), the Integrity Music Worship Band with Don Moen, Jack Graham (Prestonwood Baptist Church), Casting Crowns (recording artists), David Cho (Yoido Full Gospel Church), James and Shirley Dobson, Bruce Wilkinson (author of The Prayer of Jabez), Glenn Plummer (National Religious Broadcasters/CTN), Norm Miller (Interstate Batteries) and many more.

President George W. Bushs remarks will air from the White House.


It looks like Chim-Chim won't be on the whole time, just long enough for him to spout some platitudes (and lies) on tape before he watches the Astros game.

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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:30 AM
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18. So how is this any different
than if John Kerry, were he to be elected, attended a Catholic Retreat of some sort?
In other words, the Repubs have already let slip some of their crap regarding Kerry and his religious beliefs. But it's ok for * to do this? Go figure. It seems PT Barnum was right about the sucker thing. But I am waiting for the "you can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but not ALL of the people ALL of the time" to come to pass...........
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:32 AM
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19. A slide show for the followers?
How well the war is going.



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markus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:37 AM
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20. So, will he turn to the camera
and peddle prayer cloths and videos?

Or just celebrate National Homophobia Day with a stirring tribute to the Traditional Family, of which we all know most Republicans are pratically the platonic ideal?
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chookie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:02 PM
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21. He desperately needs these people
They may be wackos, but we have to give them credit for being well-organized wackos who get out the vote.

The common wisdom is that the election will be close. Either side can only gain advantage by reaching out to the religious folks.

They have to gamble that people opposed to Bush will be so pissed off and cynical that they will not bother to vote, whereas their Wacko Base will certainly turn out.

Given that people like Santorum are considered the future of the Republican Party ( :puke:) they HAVE to kiss the Christian Right's ass, or else the Republicans will go into total eclipse again.
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