Michelle Bachmann: Fool for Christ, Liar for Christ

23 10 2008

Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, speaking at the Living Word Christian Centre, October 14, 2006:

God then called me to run for the United States Congress, and I thought “What in the world will that be for?” and my husband said “You need to do this,” and I wasn’t so sure, and we took 3 days and we fasted and we prayed and we said, “Lord. Is this what you want? Is this your will?” and after long about the afternoon of day two, he made that calling sure. And its been now 22 months that I’ve been running for United States Congress. Who in their right mind would spend 2 years to run for a job that lasts 2 years? You’d have to be absolutely a fool to do that. You are now looking at a fool for Christ. This is a fool for Christ. (Minnesota Monitor)

Michelle Bachmann, fool for Christ, on MSNBC’s Hardball, October 2008:

Matthews: “You believe Barack Obama may have anti-American views? You’re suspicious he has anti-American views?”Bachmann: “Absolutely. Absolutely. I’m very concerned that he may have anti-American views. That’s what the American people are concerned about. That’s why they want to know what his answers are.”

Michelle Bachmann, a few days later, lying for Christ:

I did not say that Barack Obama was anti-American, nor do I believe Barack Obama is anti-American. He loves his country, just as everyone in this room does.

Michelle Bachmann, fool for Christ:

Matthews: How many congresspeople are in the anti-American crowd you describe?

[. . .]

Bachmann: What I would say is that the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look. I wish they would. I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out: Are they pro-America or anti-America? I think people would love to see an expose like that.

Michelle Bachmann, liar for Christ:

Nor did I call for an investigation of members of Congress for their pro-American or anti-American views. That is not what I said.

I don’t get it. Why would a Christian lie?

Via LA Times.

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10 responses

24 10 2008
Zacharias

Because she’s not speaking as a Christian here and has chosen instead to worry about the Kingdom of Man instead of the Kingdom of God.

24 10 2008
Neil

You may like to check this: I have today juxtaposed this post with another by a gay leftish Catholic from Australia but living in Minnesota: Neil’s shared items. The two make an interesting pair. So thanks… 🙂

24 10 2008
AV

Because she’s not speaking as a Christian here and has chosen instead to worry about the Kingdom of Man instead of the Kingdom of God.

As her 2006 speech suggests, I doubt she agrees with you.

24 10 2008
AV

Neil, thanks. I had a look at Wild Reed’s post. It’s interesting, though not surprising, that her husband is a practitioner of Christian “ex-gay therapy.” What an embarrassment these people must be to the McCain campaign.

25 10 2008
Zacharias

Of course she’s not going to agree with me. She’s trying to mix God with politics which just should not be done. The Christian does not care about this world, the Christian should spend their time here preparing theirselves for the next life.

25 10 2008
Bruce

The Christian does not care about this world, the Christian should spend their time here preparing theirselves for the next life.

Now there’s a dangerous notion.

26 10 2008
Zacharias

For the world yes, but the Christian should not concern themselves with the things of the world.

26 10 2008
AV

For the world yes, but the Christian should not concern themselves with the things of the world.

Then for the sake of the world let us hope that this kind of faith-based sociopathy, which manifests itself in abortion-clnic bombings as well as (in an Islamic context) suicide bombings and the flying of planes into buildings, remains on the fringe.

27 10 2008
Bruce

One wonders if Zacharias is running a Poe. It’s always so hard to tell. 😦

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