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MoveOn nixed "evangelicals for Kerry" ads

September 24, 2005 11:13 AM

Here's the transcript of one of Errol Morris' ads that MoveOn chose not to run: "I voted for President Bush in 2000, but you can’t just blindly follow someone because they say they are a Christian. You still have to use you mind and look at the evidence. I just don’t see integrity. I don’t see truthfulness. I just don’t see much evidence of a life devoted to Christ. I’m a Christian. I am against abortion, but I’m voting for John Kerry."

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Read the 2 comments.

Sphagnum:

They probably feared, rightly in my estimation, that such a move would only highlight the fact that most Americans believe Bush is a more deeply and genuine religious man than Kerry appeared.

"I'm Christian, but I'm voting for Kerry anyway" tells the audience that "I know it sounds dumb, but I'm doing it anyway!". I don't see how it would have helped any...

Sat Sep 24 2005 10:34 PM


Tom from Madison:

I say Bush's faux Christianity should be made an issue. The religious right keeps insisting there is something righteous about ignoring poverty and maximizing their own wealth.

Politically they are entitled to that position. Biblically it can't be justified. Neither can buying votes by giving tax $ to "faith-based initiatives."

Beyond that, Bush's messianic claims are down right fanatical. Claiming that God told W to go to war in Iraq is outside the bounds of mainstream religion.

Bush himself ignored the Pope and his own church by going to war in Iraq. Democrats can and should appeal to white Christian voters. They foolishly ceded most of the Christian vote in the last 2 elections.

Katrina proved just how thin Bush's veneer of piety really is.

Mon Sep 26 2005 11:46 PM


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