Two things. First, Sanford Bishop was caught in a bald-faced lie.
Second: “I’m a Baptist preacher”
I cannot endorse a person called to preach leaving the pulpit to get into politics. The kingdom of heaven is eternal, and the affairs of this earth – politics included – will pass away. Unless he is going to come up with a way to be a bivocational pastor or an evangelist without regular pastoring responsibility … saving souls is more important than pro-life votes.
Gerald – Have you ever stopped to think if God can call you into the ministry that he can also call you to leave the ministry. God may have a plan to use Mike Keown to save more souls through his Congressional campaign or by him serving in Congress than he ever would have otherwise at a small church in Coolidge, GA. It is mighty arrogant to assume that you know God’s plan for someone else’s life. When you do that you are setting your self up in God’s rightful place. I have seen several others make this same criticism of a pastor running for Congress. What is it about being a pastor that all of a sudden limits your ability to serve your country in a political office? If we had more pastors in Washington and fewer crooks this country would be much better off.
Gerald, Mike Keown will never “leave” the pulpit. He has been in the ministry for well over 30 years now and will always be in the ministry. As ugagrad stated, running for this seat is something Keown thinks he is called to do, win or lose. We DO need more pastors in political office.
I don’t know about “bald-faced lie.”
I’d say that Congressman Bishop voted one way in Washington, but wants his constituents back home to believe he prefers to stay on the job working for them.
The GA – 2, is heating up as well.
Is it just me but I think once you overlook the cud chewing Pelosi is s#xy?
The truth is that the health care delivery system, with the exception of the Veterans Administration and state Departments of Health, is in the hands of professional providers and “private” corporate management. Payment for medical services and surgeries is a mishmash of private insurance, out-of-pocket and federal subsidies and the private insurance middlemen continue to be supervised by the several states, despite their attempts to evade state supervision by getting the Congress to permit interstate operations so that, like the credit card companies, insurers could be chartered in whatever states are least equipped to assure that the services are adequate.
If Congress were to insist that any corporation doing business interstate or internationally be required to secure a national charter to specify duties and obligations, even that would not qualify as “nationalization” or a “national take-over.” To achieve that, we’d have to nullify the principle of private property rights — not a likely development in the foreseeable future.
Of course, the unlikely never deters fear-mongers from nattering.
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