They Said We’d Become A Theocracy If Bush Were Re-Elected

And by god they were right!

During the nearly two hour service that featured a rock band and hip-hop dancers, Obama shared the floor with the church’s pastor, Ron Carpenter. The senator from Illinois asked the multiracial crowd of nearly 4,000 people to keep him and his family in their prayers, and said he hoped to be “an instrument of God.”
“Sometimes this is a difficult road being in politics,” Obama said. “Sometimes you can become fearful, sometimes you can become vain, sometimes you can seek power just for power’s sake instead of because you want to do service to God. I just want all of you to pray that I can be an instrument of God in the same way that Pastor Ron and all of you are instruments of God.”
He finished his brief remarks by saying, “We’re going to keep on praising together. I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.”

Now, imagine the hue and cry if Chimpy McVangelist had said these things.

3 Responses to “They Said We’d Become A Theocracy If Bush Were Re-Elected”

  1. I have become cynical when GOPers pander to me in this manner, so much more this votewhore.
    While I don’t want a gov’t requlation of it, I have strong negative feelings about politians in the pulpit. You go to a restaurant to get food, you go to campaign rallys to hear from a candidate, and you go church (and by the way, I go to a “church”, not an “outreach center”)to hear preaching of God’s word.
    There are rules on how to treat the US flag with respect. There are also rules to treat the pulpit with respect, and offering it up to Congressman Foghorn Leghorn in an election year is not one of them.
    I listen to political talk radio five days a week. I don’t need to hear it Sunday morning.

  2. Obama’s a graduate of the Right Rev. Dr. Billy Sol Hargus and the Dallas Discount House of Worship school:
    Lay your hand on the dashboard and say “Hallelujah!”

  3. ricki says:

    What the Spider said.
    Not to mention – I can imagine someone with opposing political views feeling unwelcome in that situation. That’s not something I want to see in a church.
    Also – politics is temporary and of this earth. I go to church in part to get away from those “temporary” things and remind myself that there’s something more permanent in my life.

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