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August 1, 2006

God Warriors

They consider themselves the chosen ones:

Five of the six Republicans in the primary to replace retiring GOP Rep. Joel Hefley have cast themselves as the true conservative in the race.

[...]

Rayburn, a retired Air Force major general, framed several answers in terms of what “we as Christians” would do. As he has throughout the campaign, he described the war in Iraq as a battle against radical Islam and said establishing a democracy in Iraq would send a message.

“That will open up hope within these countries for the gospel of Jesus Christ to change hearts,” he said.

Rayburn and Bremer, a former El Paso county commissioner, said they believe God had called them to run for office.
Look, I don't have a problem with believers, but when politicians fancy themselves soldiers for Christ and insist on dragging the country along for what amounts to a Crusade, it's exactly the kind of lunacy they should get called on.

posted at 1:59 PM by Wonky Muse

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