October 25, 2004

Pretty Boy Edwards gets endorsement from black church in Cincinnati

Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards, continuing the religious pandering to black congregations that John Kerry is pushing across the nation, attended Allen Temple AME Church in Cincinnati yesterday, and accepted their endorsement.

John Edwards got a surprise Sunday at Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bond Hill.

He was introduced by the church pastor as not only the Democratic vice presidential candidate, but also as a future president.

"I know he is going to be president of the United States," Rev. Donald Jordan told a cheering capacity congregation of 1,200. "The Republicans have no one who can compare to him. I ask your support of him."

John Kerry continued his round-robin tour of black churches yesterday, attending and speaking at Mount Hermon AME Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

MA Sen Ted Kennedy also hit the black church circuit, visiting Philadelphia's Mount Airy Church of God in Christ to stump from the pulpit for Kerry.

I've got a basic fundamental problem with any candidate or political group that passes out political fans in the middle of a church service. At the same time, I have to truly wonder whether a church that ALLOWS such a practice is truly a place where the pastor is thinking of spreading God's word, or that candidate's word.

Posted by mhking at October 25, 2004 03:19 PM

I have never understood the need for using sunday services for candidate politics. I understand using the church during the week as a meeting place for candidates if so desired, but the sabboth is for the Lord, period.


Posted by: PDN at October 25, 2004 04:38 PM

Man, this would be the right time for some Old Testament God. Lightning strikes, pillars of salt, some real fire and brimstone.
Sort of a Steven Segal movie meets God. I can already here the voiceover:

"They started out preaching their politics in conventions centers and public parks -- then they broke the rules...they brought it to his house -- and nobody breaks the rules in his house."
Cut to a Jet Li/Matrixesque action sequence with God and Kerry on wires, flipping around.
BLACK SUNDAY II: This Time It's Personal.

This film has not yet been rated.

Posted by: Zygote at October 25, 2004 06:38 PM

Wrong "here" up there...you try writing a witty comment with a screaming, squirming five month old in your lap...

Posted by: Zygote at October 25, 2004 06:39 PM

There is an update here: http://blackcincinnati.blogspot.com/2004/10/irs-asked-to-review-pro-kerry-rally-at.html

Posted by: Nate at October 26, 2004 02:53 PM
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