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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:01 AM
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So Obama will inject his personal morality, based on Christian beliefs, into public policy.
Because, after all, much of our law is grounded in Judeo-Christian tradition.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:03 AM
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1. the scripture tell him its true, so YOU can't do it either even if you're not xtian nt
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:03 AM
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2. You haven't listened to him speak, or you are ignoring him.
Edited on Fri Feb-08-08 09:11 AM by Kittycat
ETA:
Check that out... he even has CBN reporting on him. :rofl:
http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/204016.aspx Now you know that pissed them off too. He's an equal opportunity religious offender I guess :eyes:

Moreover, given the increasing diversity of America's population, the dangers of sectarianism have never been greater. Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.

Sub-sect was taken from his website, and is used in various forms in most of his speeches.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:03 AM
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3. ah, I love drive by posts
I should stay out of this, but.... let's just say I don't agree with your premise.

Do you have a link?
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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:04 AM
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4. If I were president (not too likely) I would inject my personal morality,
based on whatever it is based on, into my public policy.

I suppose most president do; Bush for the worse; Obama and Clinton for the better.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:05 AM
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5. Oh, and lemme guess: every one of your terse, one-line responses will end in "n/t."
Or you'll throw in a couple of two-line responses you think sound pithy just for gits 'n' shiggles. Right?
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:09 AM
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9. Pithy probably isn't the correct word.
More like pathetic.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:06 AM
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6. cult cult cult, lie lie lie, blah blah blah...
rinse,lather, repeat...
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:09 AM
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7. Is Hillary not also Christian? I remember her talking about her faith at
some point. So what? They all do. It's political reality in the U.S.

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GoldieAZ49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:48 AM
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18. she is and has always been an active methodist
and attends bible studies in Washington DC
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:52 AM
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21. Exactly. Thank you.
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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:09 AM
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8. Cure them sinnin' Gays!
:eyes:
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:10 AM
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10. Like Hillary won't?
"Through all of her years in Washington, Clinton has been an active participant in conservative Bible study and prayer circles that are part of a secretive Capitol Hill group known as the Fellowship. Her collaborations with right-wingers such as Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) grow in part from that connection." <http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2007/09/hillary... >

Cuddling up to Brownback and Santorum :puke:
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:12 AM
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11. Hilly prays weekly in the Fellowship prayer meetings
with her good pal Brownback and other wingnut pols. Man, did you leave yourself open for this one. Pretty stupid of you.
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:14 AM
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12. what does that have to do with what Obama has actually said about public policy? nt.
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:19 AM
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13. Do you have a link to the quote?
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GoldieAZ49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:54 AM
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23. What doe he say publicly?
I have heard him speak, read his book, he is endorsed by planned parenthood and has gay employees working on his campaign.

You make accusations that are not supported by fact, not worth the bandwidth you waste.

When you do this YOU are part of the problem not the solution, and you forfeit any right to complain when it is done to another candidate, ie: Gore, Kerry, Clinton.
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ursi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:20 AM
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14. if Hillary doesn't keep up her "god" act, they'll get her too ...
remember who the enemy is ...fundie GOP
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dmallind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:27 AM
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15. Actually almost none of it is
Edited on Fri Feb-08-08 09:28 AM by dmallind
Judeo-Christian (strangely, politics is the only area where Xians seem happy to admit their faith is derived from Judaism) tradition is neither unique nor original in any benign influence it had I can think of in US law, and was not the direct source either, since most of that came from British natural law overlaid with some Classical trappings.

So in other words all the sensible stuff like not killing people or stealing was codified long before the decalogue let alone Jesus. All the kind and gentle stuff like civil rights came from British law. About the only unique influence Judeo-Christian tradition ever had is mostly, and thankfully, long gone, because that gave us absurd Blue laws about not being able to check into hotels as an unmarried couple and not being able to drink on Sundays (OK SOME influence remains in mindless puritanism and prudery but that's about it, and hardly something I'd want to claim).

Luckily of course such twaddle is in no way what Obama is talking about when he mentions his personal morality. I will gladly apologize profusely and sincerely if he ever suggests reinstituting prohibition on Sunday licensing hours or nationalizing Alabama's dildo ban etc.
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EmperorHasNoClothes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:27 AM
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16. You're right. Obama should really try to be more immoral.
:eyes:
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Dawgs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:34 AM
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17. Do you have a problem with that?
:shrug:
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:49 AM
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19. Haven't you heard? Obama is a Muslim! Can't beat that smear, can you? nt
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GoldieAZ49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:57 AM
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24. Smear it is, Obama is now and always has been a Christian
and it should be stated whenever confronting the smear tactics, lest anyone not 'get it'
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:50 AM
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20. Yes, he has said that as President he would do the Lord's work.
But it's different than the right-wing Lord's work, because he is the One.
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EmperorHasNoClothes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 10:10 AM
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25. Hillary said that if she's elected, she'll outlaw twinkies.
Sorry, I don't have a link to back up my claim, either.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 09:52 AM
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22. Got a link?
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