Sunday, November 06, 2005

Tim Kaine Keeps Lying

Today I walked out of my 11 o'clock service at Providence Baptist, a VERY conservative Southern Baptist church, to discover a flyer on my car. People from my church began laughing loudly while reading their flyers. What could it be? Is it for Kilgore? Bolling?Craddock?Golden? Tim Kaine had left flyers, talking about his "deep religious faith", and how it impacted his political views. The laughter grew.


At 11/06/2005 02:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just goes to show how empty and small your faith is: that it cannot tolerate the idea of someone else who is a believer wh ois not of your tribe.

At 11/06/2005 03:59:00 PM, Blogger I'm Not Emeril said...

I think anonymous just missed the point.


Right over his head.

At 11/06/2005 04:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I think I got it ok. Tim Kaine can't be religious or have his faith impact his life, because he's a Democrat. Democrats, as Kilgore proudly declared when this race began, don't value faith, family, and so on. And Democrats aren't allowed to appeal to Baptists because they belong to the Republican Party.

I think I get it pretty clearly.

At 11/06/2005 08:07:00 PM, Blogger I'm Not Emeril said...

...No, anonymous, no I don't think TC was questioning Kaine's faith. Just pointing out the utter stupidity of sending out campaign workers on Sunday morning to post on cars in a church parking lot.

And bragging about his great faith in the flyer was just icing on the cake.

At 11/06/2005 08:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I left my Catholic Church this morning to find not one, but TWO Republican pieces on every car. One piece that said, "Kilgore, Bolling and McDonnell are AWESOME Christians because they support the death penalty." An another that said, "Tim Kaine is not a good Christian because he's Catholic" or somethign like that. At this point, I didn't even bother reading them. The man in the car next to me crumpled them without reading them. The drive on the other side of me said, "This is the last straw. Flyers at CHURCH! I'm voting for Potts."

Good job RPV!

At 11/06/2005 09:31:00 PM, Blogger AWCheney said...

I don't understand how either the Democrats OR Republicans can justify papering church parking lots without getting permission from the Pastor/Minister/Priest of the church involved. I have to wonder whether any of them did and, if not, why not? I should think it would be a simple matter and take it out of the realm of tastelessness. The Democrats show particular hypocrisy with this practice considering how intensely most of them demand that God must be taken out of government.

At 11/06/2005 10:01:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Agreed. I personally have a problem with the practice, and when asked to do it, usually do not.

Story Time-During the primary I lit dropped McLean Bible Church, and our opponents campaign, and another Republican campaign came and began lit dropping as well.
The Churches staff came out, and began yelling at us. The other two campaigns left, but myself and the other representatives of the campaign stayed around, because we feelt guilty, and knew what we were doing was wrong.
We took all of our flyers down from the cars we had put them on, as well as the other campaigns that had dipped out.

I will never forget the "religiously conservative" campaign, literally running away as members of the church came out to confront them.

At 11/06/2005 10:11:00 PM, Anonymous NOVA Scout said...

Anon 2016's comment makes me wonder if the Dems were up to some psy-war stuff with representing Kilgore/Bolling/McDonnell to be "awesome Christians" becuase they support the death penalty. It's very hard to find strong support for the death penalty in the teachings of any Christian denomination. The Catholic church is hardly isolated in its position that the death penalty should be a rarely relied on measure. I would think any piece of literature purporting to be fromt he GOP that champions the death penalty to churchgoers would lose at least as many votes as it would gain. Perhaps this was a dirty trick to undermine Republican support among chruchgoers.

At 11/06/2005 11:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a lot of opposition lit-dropping this sunday. It is hard to tell who's campaign it's from, some of it looks like 3rd-party unaffiliated groups. When we report on literature in the blogs, it would be helpful if people would post the sponsoring organization's name so we can tell.

I am personally opposed to literature dropping in church parking lots. I also felt uncomfortable back in the day with the christian coalition handouts in church. Church is for worship, not politics.

Now, I believe a pastor should be allowed to say who to vote for from the pulpit -- I'm speaking of a RELIGIOUS argument against leaflets, not a political one. My pastor wouldn't tell us who to vote for, because he is too busy telling us how to live our lives for Christ.


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