Thursday, November 29, 2007

God Spoke to Roberts and Speaks Through the GOP Candidates as Well

Richard Roberts, son of Oral Roberts, told students at Oral Roberts University that he did not want to resign as president of the scandal-plagued school, but God insisted. At the university's chapel Wednesday, Roberts said God told him on Thanksgiving that he should resign the next day. Roberts said he prayed over the decision with his wife and his father before announcing his resignation last Friday. Richard Roberts spoke for only a few minutes and was applauded and cheered by students. A lawsuit accuses him of misusing university funds to support a lavish lifestyle.

God spoke to him and told him to resign? God works in mysterious ways, so the saying goes. I wonder if Rev. Roberts condemned the lawyers of the plaintiff as 'Satanists'? Surely the folks who brought the law suit were 'working for the Devil.' [insert here your favorite Bible quote]

Did you hear the GOP debate last evening? That YouTube question about 'believing every word of the Bible' was surely important to determining who will run this nation. Naturally, all eight men nodded approvingly. As Republicans they truly enjoy that OT theme of 'smiting thy enemy.' Except for Ron Paul, but then, he's just a token Republican. He got booed for his anti-war talk.

These eight Christian men went on to show just how Christian they were. They [7] thought the preemptive war in Iraq was just dandy. Jesus preached love of neighbor. They surely hated those [Mexicans] illegal immigrants. Jesus was surrounded by quite the odd assortment of humanity most of the time. They loved the tax cuts for the rich. Jesus, in an odd act of violence, threw the money changers from the temple. They embraced private insurance coverage for the citizens even though Jesus cured the sick for free. Naturally, they despised the gay and lesbian communities, playing to the intolerant fundamentalist voters. Jesus embraced people of all walks of life, even adulterers and prostitutes. At least Rudy is off the hook on this one.

On issue after issue, these GOP candidates slashed and burned the pages of the Gospels which spoke of love, forgiveness, turning the other cheek, and love of neighbor as self.

Lest we forget, however, they are all good Christian men.

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