Ravening Bush, per Kerry
LIBERAL POLITICIANS should really stop it with the bible stories in public. Wizbang notes that John Kerry brought up the story of the Good Samaritan at a campaign stop in front of the National Baptist Convention. Saying Bush is one of those who walk away from those in need, and implying that he and John Edwards would be good Samaritans. Wizbang points out the disparity in charitable giving between Bush and Kerry (period noted is where Kerry was between rich wife #1 and rich wife #2), showing Bush gave 9 times more to charity than Kerry.
I remember a few weeks ago when Kerry was teaching us the truth found in the book of James that faith without works is dead, therefore vote Democrat this November. We know that Kerry doesn't wear his faith on his sleeve. He shared this insight with us when he said he believed that life begins at conception. And in perfect Kerry fashion, that belief has no bearing on his pro-abortion stance.
In Wizbang's referenced news story, Kerry also calls George Bush the false prophet which comes to you in sheep's clothing. He is referencing Mt 7:15 which states, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." Only the most liberal baptist church would allow a Catholic to preach from their pulpit, so it makes me wonder how all these folks perceived Mr Kerry up there preachin' the word.
Drillwife wonders also: "I question Kerry's faith and I question his right to use a religious backing to bad mouth President Bush. It's not right to hide behind the Bible. In fact it's just down right sacreligious and the worst kind of blasphemy." Don't agree 100% about that what Kerry did was "hide" behind the bible, but I get the jist. Imagine if one of those pastors got up there and decried Kerry as a false prophet, a ravening wolf. The ACLU surely would look after the rest of us by threatening lawsuits and such.
Just Dan notes Kerry's rhetoric was some of the most divisive I can imagine ... and his point [was], to tell them how "divisive" Bush is.. True, true.
Jeff wonders if Bush could get away with quoting Bible verses in any context, much less in direct reference to his opponent.
Personally, I don't know any serious Christian who would throw out such a serious verse in direct reference to another person in such a setting. However real or mature Bush's faith is, I can't see him doing this to another person. I think he takes his faith a little more seriously than that, and wouldn't use the Bible to shallowly pander for votes, by demeaning an opponent like Kerry did.