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Updated on October 11, 2011

The question of faith.

No one is really interested in defending Rev. Robert Jeffress, the Texas pastor, who is drawing so much attention to former Gov. Mitt Romney's religion; and referring to it as a "cult".

However, the media's intent is going too far in extending the matter by quoting a version of scripture, "Judge not that ye be not judged", and adding that, "Jeffress throws Jesus under the bus". (POLITICO, Opinion column, 10/11/11).

The phrase, "....under the bus", has become so common in such a way that some people used it stupidly. It has been used in a very naive way here too, because it has got nothing to do the article in which it appeared.

In that a controversy has stemmed from a preacher speaking his mind, which he had every right to do, about Romney's faith or religion; because the United States Constitution permitted him that right. First Amendment Rights, of which freedom of expression was, and still is, and intrinsic part.

He has dubbed Gov. Romney's religion as a cult; and as faith went, it was a trait of the person to whom it was referred just as well. The two, a man and his faith, could never be separated, no matter how hard one might try; unless that person himself or herself decided to switch from one faith or religion to another.

In the same frame, from which the first quotation was culled, was another verse that started with, "I am the way...."; and continued to emphasize what the pastor was being vociferous about. That was what his own faith or religion was telling him to do; and as a pastor, he was basically espousing his faith or religion, that it was the true one. Besides, that was his job.

He honestly believed that, if there was just one route to a certain place; why would people want to use other routes to get there? That needled him very much. Even that was beside the point.

Yet, just as a candidate's religion was, so was he, especially, if he was running for the presidency of the United States. He wanted the public to be aware of what it was about to grapple with. He just spoke his mind freely.

It was for that other person to come out and boldly defend himself and his faith or religion; such as saying that President Barack Obama was a Muslim (and this blog has said so before); but he would emphatically make it clear that he was now a devout Christian. He would also answer that question ferociously, whenever and wherever he was confronted with it.

Right or wrong, Rev. Jeffress was expressing his God given right; and as an American, the U.S. Constitution offered him that privilege just as well.

Many people would not be riled about the article and the circumstances it spoke of, except that it quoted the wrong scripture and wrote a rather foolish heading to it (article), only to ridicule the pastor.

However, the article failed to achieve its objective.

P.S. This blog will never again make that negative comment about President Barack Obama.


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      7 years ago

      A "Christian" telling another Christian that they aren't Christian isn't very Christian....

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      Brenda Durham 

      7 years ago

      I'm sorry, but I have never seen Obama make it clear that he's a Christian! And I've been watching for it for a long time!


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