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Worst rhetorical question of the week

October 10, 2011

“Do we want a candidate who is a good, moral person — or one who is a born-again follower of the lord Jesus Christ?”

                      – Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, at the Values Voter Summit

Monty, I think I’ll go with door #1!


7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 11, 2011 9:23 am

    I assume Robert Jeffress would have transcribed his own comments with a capital L on ‘lord’. Ironically, he seems to also believe that one can acknowledge Jesus as Lord but not as lord.

  2. October 11, 2011 11:06 am

    Isn’t there anyone out there who is both?

  3. October 11, 2011 1:40 pm

    “Mitt Romney is a Mormon, and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. Even though he talks about Jesus as his Lord and savior, he is not a Christian. Mormonism is not Christianity. Mormonism is a cult.”

    “I believe we should ALWAYS support a Christian over a non-Christian. The value of electing a Christian goes beyond public policies. . . . Christians are uniquely favored by God, [while] Mormons, Hindus and Muslims worship a false god. The eternal consequences outweigh political ones. It is worse to legitimize a faith that would lead people to a separation from God.”

    “The reason I would probably select Mitt Romney over Barack Obama is, I do think being an evangelical, or Christian, is important, but it’s not the only criteria by which we select a leader. I personally would rather have a non-Christian like Mitt Romney who embraces principles than Barack Obama,” he said.

    Is this logic, theology and rhetoric and politics, or baseball?

    Rather than distance himself from the pastor’s introductory remarks on Friday, when Perry took the podium, he thanked Jeffress for a “very powerful introduction.” Perry added, “He knocked it out of the park.”

  4. October 11, 2011 2:02 pm

    Funny. I want the candidate who would do what I think is the best job, religion be hung.

    When is Jeffress running for office, since he’s so interested in politics?

  5. October 11, 2011 2:12 pm

    To be clear, I’m not taking a position here on whether “Mormonism is Christianity” or not. (I think it is, but I’ll leave that discussion to theologians.)

    What I do object to is this blatant appeal against Constitutional principles (Article VI, Paragraph 3): “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

    And I thought that the antithesis structure proposed by Jeffress was unintentionally hilarious. (Yes, Peter, I do think it is possible for an Evangelical Christian to be “a good, moral person.”)


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