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John McCain: "Christian Guard at Hua Lo Prison", "helped me understand power of my faith"
amazon.com ^ | December 2005 | John McCain

Posted on 12/10/2005 5:49:29 PM PST by freedomdefender

In Part Four of his new book, "Character is Destiny," McCain writes about his role as chaplain for Christmas service in his Vietnamese prison, and about a guard who snuck in at night to loosen the ropes that bound McCain, and then snuck in in the morning to tighten them before other guards could notice.

The guard said nothing while performing this kindness, but one time, in the yard, "I became aware of him as he walked near me and then, for a moment, stood very close to me. He did not speak or smile or look at me. He just stared at the ground and then, very casually, he used his foot to draw a cross in the dirt. We both stood looking at his work for a minute until he rubbed it out and walked away."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 109th; christians; faith; itsstillmccain; johnmccain; keatingfive; mccain; mccain2008; vote4me
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1 posted on 12/10/2005 5:49:30 PM PST by freedomdefender
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To: freedomdefender

Angels unaware.


2 posted on 12/10/2005 5:52:20 PM PST by i_dont_chat (Houston, TX)
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To: i_dont_chat

A very brave Christian. Such a small mercy would have exacted a terrible price if discovered. May God bless him, wherever he is.


3 posted on 12/10/2005 5:54:00 PM PST by pierrem15
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To: freedomdefender

Perhaps McCain is making obvious Christian statements to gain support for 2008.


4 posted on 12/10/2005 5:57:26 PM PST by xrp (Conservative votes are to Republicans what 90% of black votes are to Democrats (taken for granted))
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To: xrp

"Perhaps McCain is making obvious Christian statements to gain support for 2008."

You dare to doubt his sincerity ?!?!?

(me too.)


5 posted on 12/10/2005 5:59:17 PM PST by strategofr
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To: freedomdefender
And therefore he feels it necessary to wreck, subvert, and disable good and proven policy where ever he finds it -- advocating liberal views on both domestic and international issues while promoting himself as a "moderate republican" the whole time.

But how dare I question his actions when his resume has sooo many items on it, and with a water-mark even!

6 posted on 12/10/2005 5:59:40 PM PST by SteveMcKing ("No empire collapses because of technical reasons. They collapse because they are unnatural.")
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To: freedomdefender

Do I sense a run for president coming up? Sorry if I'm too cynical.


7 posted on 12/10/2005 6:00:04 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: xrp

Perhaps McCain is making obvious Christian statements to gain support for 2008.
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Perhaps??? :-)


8 posted on 12/10/2005 6:03:22 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: strategofr

me too


9 posted on 12/10/2005 6:04:18 PM PST by bmwcyle (Evolution is a myth -- Libertarians just won't evolve into Conservatives.)
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To: freedomdefender
<sarcasm>What a great story. Christians should forget everything they know about him and vote for him.</sarcasm>
10 posted on 12/10/2005 6:05:23 PM PST by BinaryBoy
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To: freedomdefender

This guy is so full of $hit his eyes are brown. He is a sellout RINO. I would not believe a word he says.


11 posted on 12/10/2005 6:07:52 PM PST by stm
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To: strategofr
Sincerity - not even if it came notarized.
12 posted on 12/10/2005 6:08:01 PM PST by svcw
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To: xrp

he is doing a Hillary, I am not fooled


13 posted on 12/10/2005 6:09:55 PM PST by dubyawhoiluv
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To: freedomdefender
McCain would use something like this for political gain? Nah not good old John McCain!
But that's quite a moving story if true. But I would guess that McCain's chances (At least here in Iowa) would be about 1% of getting any support for 2008.
14 posted on 12/10/2005 6:10:15 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: strategofr

This is the way McLame likes his Christians - secretly drawing crosses in the dirt in silence. He loves and is moved by Christians who don't mention it. Christians interfering with the liberal social agenda...well, they are not so lovable to the Media's maverick.


15 posted on 12/10/2005 6:13:31 PM PST by Galveston Grl (Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
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To: freedomdefender

I've heard similar stories told by Aussie prisoners of
Japan during WWII...one story was of a guard who brought extra food,etc...secretly...so that the other guards wouldn't report him,which would have resulted in execution.


16 posted on 12/10/2005 6:14:19 PM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: dubyawhoiluv

Yup. They'll do or say anything to get elected.


17 posted on 12/10/2005 6:20:33 PM PST by octobersky
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To: freedomdefender

The Occupational Safety and Health Association has determined that the most dnagerous place in the world to be is between John McCain and a TV camera.


18 posted on 12/10/2005 6:20:41 PM PST by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

More likely Stockholm Syndrome.


19 posted on 12/10/2005 6:21:42 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: HereInTheHeartland

If he treats Iowa the way he did in 2000 most certainly. That was an unwise move to skip it.


20 posted on 12/10/2005 6:22:24 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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