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Kerry quotes the Bible to question Bush's compassion
AP ^ | 03/28/04

Posted on 03/28/2004 1:48:40 PM PST by Pokey78

St. Louis - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is quoting the Bible to question President Bush's claim to be a compassionate conservative.

Kerry campaigned from the pulpit today at New North Side Baptist Church in St. Louis.

He told worshipers, ``The Scriptures say, 'What does it profit, my brother, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?''' The Massachusetts senator added, ``When we look at what is happening in America today, where are the works of compassion?''

Kerry noted that three (m) million jobs have been lost since President Bush [related, bio] took office.

Kerry is Roman Catholic, but has chosen to ignore the pope's directive that Catholic politicians do all they can to stop abortion. In an interview with Time magazine, Kerry said, ``I don't tell church officials what to do, and church officials shouldn't tell American politicians what to do in the context of our public life.''


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KEYWORDS: 2004; blackchurch; cafeteriacatholic; catholicpoliticians; kerry; kerryandgod; stlouis
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1 posted on 03/28/2004 1:48:40 PM PST by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78
[Kerry campaigned from the pulpit today at New North Side Baptist Church in St. Louis.]

ACLU, Americans United For the Separation of Church & State, where are you guys? These groups are nothing but RAT shills.
2 posted on 03/28/2004 1:51:31 PM PST by Kuksool
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To: Pokey78
Kerry told the 3 million jobs lost lie in church???? Folks, step back from the lightning rod.
3 posted on 03/28/2004 1:53:09 PM PST by NonValueAdded (He says "Bring it on!!" Then when you do, he says, "How dare you!! ")
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To: Pokey78
he's much improved since he referred to scripture as
"clauses" in mississippi.

the lease contract for my SUV has clauses . . .but NOT
the Word of God.
4 posted on 03/28/2004 1:53:18 PM PST by smonk
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To: NonValueAdded
This is not going to sit well with the pope.




Heheheheh.
5 posted on 03/28/2004 1:54:30 PM PST by EggsAckley (....."I see the idiot is here"............)
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To: Pokey78
Did the earth open up and swollow him whole?
6 posted on 03/28/2004 1:54:54 PM PST by VaBthang4 (-He who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps-)
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To: Pokey78
"Kerry campaigned from the pulpit today at New North Side Baptist Church in St. Louis."

I'm sick of the double standards. I also question a religion that allows someone to campaign from the pulpit.

Looks like Mammon wins over God in this one.

7 posted on 03/28/2004 1:55:26 PM PST by OpusatFR (Sure they want to tone down the rhetoric. We are winning.)
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To: Pokey78
If I were Kerry I wouldn't do that. He is not exactly on the Pope's good guy list!
8 posted on 03/28/2004 1:55:39 PM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: VaBthang4
APuke prints ANYTHING that this bozo says - anything...
9 posted on 03/28/2004 1:56:16 PM PST by observer5
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To: Pokey78
BTW,

here's one for Kerry:

Kerry is Roman Catholic, but has chosen to ignore the pope's directive that Catholic politicians do all they can to stop abortion. In an interview with Time magazine, Kerry said, ``I don't tell church officials what to do, and church officials shouldn't tell American politicians what to do in the context of our public life.''

~What profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his soul?~
10 posted on 03/28/2004 1:57:16 PM PST by OpusatFR (Sure they want to tone down the rhetoric. We are winning.)
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To: Pokey78
And what does it profit a man's soul to claim belief in the Catholic theology and yet condemn millions of children to death by abortion?

And why is it that only Republican politicians are not allowed to speak in churches?
11 posted on 03/28/2004 1:57:30 PM PST by alwaysconservative (Hey, ACLU! I'm not holding my breath that you'll condemn Kerry for his church electioneering!)
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To: Pokey78
where are the works of compassion?

Anyone ask Kerry where his own works of compassion are? As I understand it, he typically donates $00.00 to charity. One year he slipped and actually gave $135.00 to ??? Questioned on it, he explained he had two kids in college; as Howie Carr pointed out, however, that same year he found $6,400 to buy a motorcycle.

On a related note, Howie Carr also ran a couple of segments (I didn't catch the whole thing) asking for people who've met up with Kerry in his "Do you know who I am?" mode; he found plenty of people willing to share.

12 posted on 03/28/2004 1:57:37 PM PST by maryz
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To: Pokey78
This from a man who thinks the fourth disciple was Ringo.
13 posted on 03/28/2004 1:58:07 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness (1)
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To: Pokey78
ROTFLOL!

There's nothing worse than an armchair Christian who quotes scripture out of context.
14 posted on 03/28/2004 1:58:10 PM PST by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: OpusatFR
Kerry wants works with other people's money. Amazing.
15 posted on 03/28/2004 1:58:30 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: OpusatFR
RELIGION ?? SMIDGEN - THIS IS A VIOLATION OF ELECTION LAW!!
16 posted on 03/28/2004 1:59:28 PM PST by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: maryz
btt
17 posted on 03/28/2004 1:59:37 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Pokey78
Hey JFK, I can prooftext with the best of them. "Thou shalt not murder" (Exodus 20:8). Abortion is murder. You support abortion. Therfore: _____________
18 posted on 03/28/2004 2:00:11 PM PST by bethelgrad (for God, country, and the Corps OOH RAH!)
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To: CyberAnt
Only for conservatives (;

It's like Animal Farm.
20 posted on 03/28/2004 2:00:51 PM PST by OpusatFR (Sure they want to tone down the rhetoric. We are winning.)
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To: Pokey78
Satan also tried to use scripture to tempt Jesus!
21 posted on 03/28/2004 2:02:51 PM PST by right way right (Even the birds of the air will come to roost in it.)
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To: VaBthang4
We should be so lucky.
22 posted on 03/28/2004 2:03:00 PM PST by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: Pokey78
Kerry campaigned from the pulpit today at New North Side Baptist Church in St. Louis.

Oh well, Kerry's new Palistenian buddy said essentially that Bush is an enemy of God as well. Suppose the two got together to compare theology before hand?

23 posted on 03/28/2004 2:06:11 PM PST by JimSEA ( "More Bush, Less Taxes.")
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To: Pokey78
"He told worshipers, ``The Scriptures say, 'What does it profit, my brother, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?''' The Massachusetts senator added, ``When we look at what is happening in America today, where are the works of compassion?''"

We have a scripture lawyer here.

Appears he is quoting James 2:14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

So JFKerry perverts the scripture, cause the kind of "work" and "profit" that is spoken of is explainded in verse 18...


Yea, a man may say, "Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works."

24 posted on 03/28/2004 2:06:59 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Pokey78
KOMMIE-KERRY

HAS ABOUT as much

heart-felt-&-applied

familiarity with The Bible

As Billdo and Shrillery have with

chastity, morality, humility and patriotism.

. . . which I'd guage at roughly in the -1300% realm--or worse.
25 posted on 03/28/2004 2:09:55 PM PST by Quix (Choose this day whom U will serve: Shrillery & demonic goons or The King of Kings and Lord of Lords)
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To: Pokey78
The fact is that kerry and a whole bunch of other people who call themselves Roman Catholic are not. One either subscribes to the whole enchilada or one does not. That means you are either a Roman Catholic or you are not.(of course the more softened version is that one is a "lapsed catholic)
26 posted on 03/28/2004 2:10:15 PM PST by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: Pokey78
This story is just too funny to comment..

The dims gotta understand this case here -

when Bush quote the scriptures, he is believable, and he makes his enemies squirm...

when the dims quote the scriptures, they come out phony, opportunistic and really turning off the religious base...

Kerry should learn the lesson of Gore or the film critics of the movie "Passion" -

the lesson is - if you have nothing good to say, don't say it! and most importantly, don't be a phony in saying stuff you yourself don't believe.

28 posted on 03/28/2004 2:11:52 PM PST by FRgal4u
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To: Pokey78
It would be interesting to find out what type of Baptist Church is this New North Side. I'd be willing to bet it's not SBC or Independent.
30 posted on 03/28/2004 2:14:20 PM PST by bereanway
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To: Pokey78
Hey, even satan can quote scripture.
31 posted on 03/28/2004 2:14:35 PM PST by reformed_dem (Homicide bomber = bad sex 72 times for all eternity.)
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To: Pokey78
He tells bare-faced lies at the altar? What kind of church is this? Kerry trashed their church.
32 posted on 03/28/2004 2:16:19 PM PST by abclily
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To: loudwhispers
"but, we can argue.... was president bush the compassionate guy on the executions comitee in his previous job?"


Hello, have you not read, what the penalty for KILLING is, very biblical to send KILLERS back to the MAKER to face the one they KILLED while on earth.
33 posted on 03/28/2004 2:16:25 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: loudwhispers
You signed up just today to say that?!?!!!!! Loudwhispers of a troll!!!
34 posted on 03/28/2004 2:16:38 PM PST by TejasRose
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To: Pokey78
``When we look at what is happening in America today, where are the works of compassion?''

What an arrogant POS. He doesn't mingle with the little people much, does he. Kerry defines compassion a theft scheme owned and operated by Caesar.

35 posted on 03/28/2004 2:17:26 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Pokey78
Kerry out to at least do a little bible study before he begins preaching, for example it is written;

Matthew 7:3
"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

Kerry's phoney stance on the economy in words can't be backed up in deeds, as his fortunes are the result of thousands of his families out sourced Hienz jobs moved overseas where pay is at slave wages!
36 posted on 03/28/2004 2:19:10 PM PST by seastay
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To: reformed_dem
"Hey, even satan can quote scripture."


Yes, quotes it so well most do not know that his quoting is twisting of scripture. Very similar to the method of twisting of scripture by JFKerry.

Course JFKerry is concerned with the "PROFIT" it affects his tax collection and income distribution "god" status.
37 posted on 03/28/2004 2:19:51 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: FRgal4u
The more Kerry appears in public, the more he 'Gorifies' himself.
38 posted on 03/28/2004 2:22:54 PM PST by abclily
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To: Floyd R Turbo
LOL! I stand corrected -- I had no idea he was so generous!
39 posted on 03/28/2004 2:23:54 PM PST by maryz
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To: Pokey78
Here is the Dork John Kerry at the Church today. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/040328/480/efa10403281903
40 posted on 03/28/2004 2:24:36 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Pokey78
"The scriptures say, what does it profit, my brother, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?" Kerry told the congregation at New North Side Baptist Church. "When we look at what is happening in America today, were are the works of compassion?"

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/kerry
41 posted on 03/28/2004 2:26:01 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: FRgal4u
You are so right! I have seen this quote recently: "Being in a church does not make you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car".
42 posted on 03/28/2004 2:26:10 PM PST by mean lunch lady (Native Floridian)
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To: FRgal4u
Not only does he not believe it he doesn't even come close to understanding it. The whole passage is directed at believers, at the Body of Christ, not some arm of the federal government. But this is not suprising, for the dims civil government is their god and salvation flows from the halls of power.

Listening to this guy quote Holy Scripture is gut wrenching. Like placing a ring of gold in hog's snout.
43 posted on 03/28/2004 2:28:10 PM PST by bereanway
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To: freeangel
Cafeteria Catholic.
44 posted on 03/28/2004 2:29:52 PM PST by annyokie (There are two sides to every argument, but I'm too busy to listen to yours.)
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To: reformed_dem
Hey, even satan can quote scripture.

And, when he does, just like Kerry, it is out of context.

45 posted on 03/28/2004 2:30:43 PM PST by Mark17
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To: observer5
This guy is a piece of puke. Everything that comes out of his mouth is garbage.
I was at a party last night, my mothers 80th B-day, there were people there that are voting for him because of the Florida vote.
Influential people who are deep pocket democrats. They all made me sick but the party was great. Happy B-day mom (a self made American citizen)

If you want to find real Americans that vote all the time and use the process go after the naturalized citizens because they take the process seriously.

The unfortunate thing is the American born citizens that do not vote.
46 posted on 03/28/2004 2:32:09 PM PST by Iberian
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To: Pokey78
Just reading the title makes my blood boil. With liars like him around President Bush & Dr. Rice need extra prayer. Kerry seems to have an "in" with the Prince of Lies.

47 posted on 03/28/2004 2:32:23 PM PST by madison10
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To: Pokey78
He will be judged for ignoring the Ten Commandments. What about "Thou shalt not kill". Abortion is murder!!
48 posted on 03/28/2004 2:34:06 PM PST by trussell (Member: Viking Kitty Society; Charter member: Troll Patrol...)
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To: OpusatFR
You are right on the Money lol
49 posted on 03/28/2004 2:34:13 PM PST by Ladytotheright (Right is Right)
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To: Pokey78
He told worshipers, ``The Scriptures say, 'What does it profit, my brother, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?''' The Massachusetts senator added, ``When we look at what is happening in America today, where are the works of compassion?''

Nothing worse than a Lip Service Christian

Maybe he should study the bible and start filtering to us the scriptures stance on abortion, gays and, maybe even some games like lets take a Proverb a day and live by it.

What a disgrace for the Dem's,

Further more I think his bible quote verbage is a little off. Of course he may be reading the Readers Digest Version.

50 posted on 03/28/2004 2:40:20 PM PST by chachacha
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