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Fri May 25, 2018, 09:04 AM

Booker and Warren fuse faith and politics in appeal to mainline preachers

Two prominent Democratic U.S. senators, both possible presidential hopefuls, addressed a gathering of pastors this week, pairing religion with politics in an unusually direct appeal to left-leaning Christians.


Source: Religious News Service, by Jack Jenkins


Booker in particular has been no stranger to faith gatherings of late. He was the keynote speaker at the National Baptist Conference USA meeting in January and demonstrated last year with the Rev. William Barber II and others on the religious left against GOP efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“These are not political issues. These are moral issues,” he said, over shouts of “amen.” He later added: “This is a moral moment in America, where self-inflicted wounds are costing us not just humanity. … They’re costing us resources. And a lot of it stems from how we look at each other.”






Standing in the pulpit and sometimes waving her Bible as she spoke, the former Harvard Law School professor began by recalling how she had once been cajoled into teaching a fifth-grade Sunday school class. She was floored by a child named Jesse who answered a question about what people owe to each other by saying, “Everybody gets a turn.”

“What Jesse was saying, at least to me, is that there is God in every one of us,” she said. “Whether we are rich or poor, black or white, tall or short, young or old, gay or straight, male or female, there is God in every one of us.”





Read it all at: https://religionnews.com/2018/05/24/democratic-senators-fuse-faith-and-politics-in-appeal-to-mainline-preachers/

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yallerdawg May 2018 OP
OneBro May 2018 #1
yallerdawg May 2018 #2
Mariana May 2018 #5
Fix The Stupid May 2018 #3
MineralMan May 2018 #4

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2018, 09:23 AM

1. For me, religion now has a high ick factor.

I’d prefer there was zero influence of religion in government, and watching politicians play to “religionites” just creeps me the hell out.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #1)

Fri May 25, 2018, 09:34 AM

2. Sorry - it is what it is.

If we concede voters who consider faith to be one of the most prominent aspects of their lives - if we don't speak to them - the 'religious right' will.

We have to be as tolerant and inclusive as we say we are. It's clear we need a Big Tent, and everyone counts!

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Response to OneBro (Reply #1)

Fri May 25, 2018, 02:02 PM

5. That second picture is especially creepy.

There used to be a vid floating around of some preacher praying over Sarah Palin, to drive the witches away from her or some such thing. It looked very much like that.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2018, 09:59 AM

3. What's with the nazi salutes?


Wtf?

Can a believer please explain what is happening in that pic with Ms. Warren?

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Response to Fix The Stupid (Reply #3)

Fri May 25, 2018, 10:12 AM

4. They're not Nazi salutes.

Some Christians raise their right hands during prayers. But it's not a military-style salute. The arm isn't locked at the elbow as in the Nazi salute. Same arm; different position.

It's more like raising your right hand when taking an oath, really.

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