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Jerry Falwell: Evangelicals control the GOP

September 26, 2004 11:23 AM

Jerry Falwell, speaking in a Senate auditorium courtesy of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) at a Christian Coalition training conference:

The Republican Party does not have the head count to elect a president without the support of religious conservatives. I tell my Republican friends who are always talking about the 'big tent,' I say make it as big as you want to, but if the candidate running for president is not pro-life, pro-family ... you're not going to win.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) chimed in with glee: "The next president is going to appoint two, perhaps four, Supreme Court justices."

Rep. Walter Jones (R) from North Carolina: "Preachers must be free to speak out" in favor of anti-abortion office-seekers because liberals are attempting to "eliminate the Judeo-Christian principles upon which this country was founded."

It makes my blood boil every time one of these whack-jobs claims this country was founded on "Judeo-Christian principles." Yes, let's go back to the days of the Puritan fundamentalists (the Pilgrims) who executed Quakers for their religious beliefs and provided such great fodder for Winona Ryder's career with the Salem Witch Trials. Let's embrace that heritage. Throw in slavery and segregation too while you're at it.

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Mine too

Sun Sep 26 2004 5:25 PM


He said "the Judeo-Christian principles upon which this country was founded"... FOUNDED... That our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles is obvious. Our history, however, has not always been such. The two are seperate.

To see the influence of Judeo-Christian thought in our nations beginnings, one only has to look at the Declaration of Independence and it's appeal to God-given rights...

God gives us rights, not government...

Sun Sep 26 2004 7:06 PM


If they were really after "Judeo-Christian principles" in america. Then there would be programs in place to distribute 10% of america's wealth to america's widow's orphen's & the disabled just like required in the bible. That is why we have million dollar's ministries & bums in the streets, because they are not faithful at all.

Sun Sep 26 2004 7:49 PM


Actually the government takes 7.65% of every dollar I earn and makes my employer match another 7.65%. So those widows, orphans and aged are actually getting more then time and and a half off my earnings.

Mon Sep 27 2004 3:07 PM


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Tue Apr 12 2005 3:59 AM


Dear in Christ,

Greetings to you in the holy name of our Lord Jesus Christ. In 2004 there happened a fire accident in Andhra Pradesh and two houndered houses were burnt. But every one whose houses were burnt was able to construct their house but there is only a family means my family could not build house on account of poverty and financed singes of only the foundation was made. We are having God in this World though we are poor. As we are family of God conidial daily prayers. We are asked and praying in the Lord. But when the Government did not do any help the documents news paper documents, photos are here with us.

I don't ask you to helpfully but if you can give us some help that God. God would lift you up in spiritual word bless you. I don't like to give you full burden of house making but as much as you can help. We feel and deem that as the investigation of job. We hope that God would uphold and lift us up as their good disciples. But we are having God. If you help us we will be always will be yours with great generosity.

Thanking you,

Tue Apr 12 2005 4:55 AM

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