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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 07:00 PM
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Surefire way to tell it's election season
Religious pandering. :puke:


Democrat leaders merge church and party

Top Democratic legislators are promising to harness religion to help them win 2012 voters, and are also declaring that the Democratic Partys actions are the expression of their religious obligations.

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When asked by The Daily Caller if the partys blending of religion and politics is blurring distinctions between church and state, Clyburn said, We are in recognition of the fundamental aspect of all of the great religions love, the golden rule, of doing unto others as you would have be done unto you.

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As we organize going forward to next year, Clyburn responded, there will be be significant efforts on our part to reconnect the fundamentals of our policies to the teachings that we all learned, be it in the Old Testament or the New Testament.

In the past, we were so strong in our doctrine that there ought to be a separation of church and state, that we often took it to an extreme, and I thinks thats how we got disconnected from voters, said Clyburn, who heads the House Democrats Religious Outreach Committee, established after the party lost the 2004 presidential race.
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In other words, it's more important to prove your Christian cred than to address the issues. That's how you "connect" with voters. No wonder this nation is circling the drain.




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WhollyHeretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 07:54 PM
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1. Lie down nice and flat, here comes the election year bus
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:41 PM
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5. There's plenty of room under it
The LGBT people will make space and keep you company.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:18 PM
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2. Wow - Richard Land, Hypocrite:
Edited on Thu Dec-01-11 08:21 PM by muriel_volestrangler
Richard Land, when told Democrats want to pull in religious voters:

This use of religion for political purposes will work with the less discerning religious voters, said Richard Land, director of the Southern Baptist Conventions Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. But, he warned, whenever you employ religion to justify your own positions, which may or may not be biblical, it cheapens and desacrilizes religion.


And Richard Land, speaking to Republicans:

Mr. Speaker, if you want to get large numbers of Evangelicals, particularly women, to vote for you, you must address the issue of your marital past in a way that allays the fears of Evangelical women.

You must address this issue of your marital past directly and transparently and ask folks to forgive you and give you their trust and their vote.

Mr. Speaker, I urge you to pick a pro-family venue and give a speech (not an interview) addressing your marital history once and for all. It should be clear that this speech will be it and will not be repeated, only referenced.
...
Such a speech would not convince everyone to vote for you, but it might surprise you how many Evangelicals, immersed in a spiritual tradition of confession, redemption, forgiveness and second and third chances, might.

Your fellow American,
Richard Land

http://www.christianpost.com/news/dr-richard-land-an-op... /


So many reasons to keep church and state separate. And not a single one to let them mix.

Oh, I mustn't forget - where I first saw the report of Land urging Gingrich to grovel for votes by pretending to be sorry - Fred Clark hits this one out of the park:

The Christian Post seems to have accidentally omitted the final three words of Richard Lands letter ... Let me fix that:

Such a speech would not convince everyone to vote for you, but it might surprise you how many Evangelicals, immersed in a spiritual tradition of confession, redemption, forgiveness and second and third chances, might fall for it.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2011/11/29/ric... /
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:25 PM
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3. The SBC's corporate offices
are at the corner of eighth and Commerce in Nashville. Just sayn'.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:40 PM
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4. Hypocrisy from a religious person?
Say it isn't so!
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