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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bachmann Zealotry Watch

July 5th, 2011

Rep Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) continued the long and dubious tradition of right wing Presidential hopefuls appealing to the evangelical base in an appearance before two groups of Iowa churchgoers this Sunday:

"We too are at a crucial time today. And I think it is for us to remember, that if we do as Chronicles tells us, if we humble ourselves, and pray and confess our sins, and turn away from our wicked ways, and ask an almighty God to come and protect us and fight the battle for us, we know from his word, his promise is sure. He will come. He will heal our land. And we will have a new day."

In the interests of disclosure, I find her words most appalling due to my being a practicing Christian. First of all, faith is not policy. We are endowed with the will to act and through that alone we will better our country. Second, her history of venomous and divisive statements coupled with policy proposals that are decidedly un-Christian makes her pandering repulsive.

We can expect to see more of this, I am sure.

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