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Granholm's Bible-thumping Sure to Rile GOP
The Detroit News ^ | 01/04/04 | Pete Waldmeir

Posted on 01/04/2004 7:32:06 PM PST by Kieri

Edited on 05/07/2004 7:09:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Just when I was wondering how much air one head could hold, along comes our rookie governor quoting scripture on television, piously questioning if some religious conservatives who would trim aid to the state’s poor and disadvantaged “are really living out the faith that they profess.”


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: granholm
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Looks like Howierd Dean isn't the only liberal Bible-thumper these days...
1 posted on 01/04/2004 7:32:06 PM PST by Kieri
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2 posted on 01/04/2004 7:34:07 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Happy New Year)
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To: Kieri
So, when Gov. Granholm asks "What would Jesus do?", He answers, "Raise taxes".
3 posted on 01/04/2004 7:39:32 PM PST by okie01 (www.ArmorforCongress.com...because Congress isn't for the morally halt and the mentally lame.)
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To: Kieri
>>that some “so-called Christians” preferred to cut money from some social services rather than yield on the $77 million state income tax cut....and gave it a thump.

Citing “those who cloak themselves in a cape of religiosity” as some of “the biggest cutters,” Granholm quotes chapter and verse where the Lord says, “Whatsoever you do to the least of these, so also you do unto me.” <<

Give a man a fish, he eats for a day- Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.
Get it through your head Ms. Granholm you "better than thou" heathen.


4 posted on 01/04/2004 7:41:00 PM PST by netmilsmom (RE: Bad relatives, "Her presence is like pee on a hot rock! " - Conspiracy Guy)
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To: Kieri
I caught that. Who vetoed the PBA ban???
5 posted on 01/04/2004 7:42:47 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("Every man dies. Not every man really lives")
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To: Kieri
Citing "those who cloak themselves in a cape of religiosity" as some of "the biggest cutters," Granholm quotes chapter and verse where the Lord says, "Whatsoever you do to the least of these, so also you do unto me."
Whatsoever you do, Granholm.

Does it still count if you give other people's money?
6 posted on 01/04/2004 7:44:38 PM PST by Asclepius (karma vigilante)
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To: Kieri
**not to mention a lifelong practicing Catholic, who says she personally agrees with her church’s stand on abortion, but believes that it’s OK for anyone else who might want to use it to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.**

But her stand here is not Catholic and does not represent the Catholic faith in any way.
7 posted on 01/04/2004 7:47:14 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: netmilsmom
Wow... you don't like her much, do you? :)
8 posted on 01/04/2004 7:47:16 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (Freedom is a package deal - with it comes responsibilities and consequences.)
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To: Kieri
"Do NOT take the Lord's name in vain" coes to mind here.

I always thought this Commandment had nothing to do with cursing but telling someone that Jesus would be on the side of the devil in some things.

9 posted on 01/04/2004 7:47:19 PM PST by Ann Archy
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To: Kieri
She broke a $200 million deal with Plymouth philanthropist Bob Thompson that would have built 15 charter high schools in Detroit. More recently she has promised to do whatever the majority of Detroit Democrat lawmakers want, so she may not sign legislation permitting a March election to decide who runs Detroit schools.

Wow...it's like Jennifer could be "dancing on the trapdoors of hell" by keeping those poor, black kids locked in hideous schools that teach them NOTHING!!!

10 posted on 01/04/2004 7:49:33 PM PST by Ann Archy
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To: Kieri
Charity is not given at the point of a gun nor is it by the coercion of governments. Charity is meant to come from the individual. If charity were the result of government taxes, then the USSR would have been the most Biblical of them all.
11 posted on 01/04/2004 7:51:04 PM PST by OpusatFR (Al Dean and Howard Gore, se)
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To: Kieri
Did we not have a situation recently where a governor wanted to raise taxes and said it was the Christian thing to do?
12 posted on 01/04/2004 7:53:27 PM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: Kieri
Citing “those who cloak themselves in a cape of religiosity” as some of “the biggest cutters,” Granholm quotes chapter and verse where the Lord says, “Whatsoever you do to the least of these, so also you do unto me.”

I don't know, Thou Shalt Not Steal comes to mind. Granholm needs to remember that the money is forcibly taken from citizens against their will and by threat of jail.

13 posted on 01/04/2004 8:02:05 PM PST by King Black Robe (With freedom of religion and speech now abridged, it is time to go after the press.)
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I believe you are correct to see that "so called" christians who transform the Social Gospel into a Government run gospel are the worst kind of CINOs..

I believe Jesus taught.. that charity was a Personal Thing and not up to the goverment. So how did his teachings get so hijacked.. into a goverment commanded responsibility?.. He actually had contempt for the ruling Roman government as far as I can see.

He also had contempt for the ruling religious government who put heavy burdens and requirments on the people and taught them crap religion.

14 posted on 01/04/2004 8:02:18 PM PST by glowworm
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To: Kieri
Can't recall anywhere in the Gospels where Our Lord demands that taxes be levied for redistribution by a government bureaucracy.
15 posted on 01/04/2004 8:07:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
>>Wow... you don't like her much, do you? :)<<

You noticed!

I actually helped put flyers on cars at churches during her campaign stating her very, very pro-abortion stance.
16 posted on 01/04/2004 8:14:16 PM PST by netmilsmom (RE: Bad relatives, "Her presence is like pee on a hot rock! " - Conspiracy Guy)
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To: OldFriend
Wasn't that Alabama?? Mississippi??
17 posted on 01/04/2004 8:25:22 PM PST by GeronL (The French just can't stop being French.)
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To: OpusatFR
I agree, and a tax cut that puts money in people's pockets...what's wrong with that???
18 posted on 01/04/2004 9:40:03 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Kieri
She also "cut" the budget by doubling my Professional Engineer's license fee.

What kind of politician would bring a Bible to a press session? Answer: One who already knows the nature of the questions she'll be asked.

19 posted on 01/04/2004 10:14:19 PM PST by yooper
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To: Kieri
Citing “those who cloak themselves in a cape of religiosity” as some of “the biggest cutters,” Granholm quotes chapter and verse where the Lord says, “Whatsoever you do to the least of these, so also you do unto me.”

Jesus said "whatever YOU do", not "whatever the government does", or "whatever Rome does". The Bible puts the responsibility on the individual, not the State.

20 posted on 01/05/2004 1:30:44 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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