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Archbishop Hugo Chavez? **BARF ALERT**
Fox News ^ | Father Jonathan Morris

Posted on 12/22/2006 11:16:02 AM PST by Kitten Festival

Try to imagine Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, dressed up as a bishop — the head bishop — of his own state-sponsored church.

According to media reports coming out of Latin America, President Chavez is considering a proposal that would establish him as the high priest of his own form of evangelical Christianity, convert his cabinet members into bishops of a lower rank, and submit church activities to the civil and military power of his government.

It is still unclear who is behind the proposal. Publicly, it has taken the form of a petition by leaders of “Centro Cristiano de Salvación” (Christian Center of Salvation). The association claims to represent 17,000 evangelical churches and 5,000,000 Venezuelans. Their request is simple: make their denomination the country’s official religion, teach it in all public schools and pay the pastors from government coffers. In turn, they will make Chavez their head bishop and promise to submit absolutely to his authority.

Chavez’ political critics say the petition is anything but spontaneous and independent. Edgar Zambrano, a deputy of the Venezuelan National Assembly, told the Spanish newspaper “El Mundo” that he has no doubt that “President Chavez is the one behind the proposed law.” Human rights groups are crying unfair play, warning this may be a government-orchestrated ploy to wrest away power from yet another sector of Venezuelan society, while allowing Chavez to appear to be merely acquiescing to popular acclaim.

Some call the Venezuelan leader “El Loco,” but if these reports are true, President Chavez deserves more credit. He may be crazy, but he’s not dumb. He promised the world that his recent re-election would launch the second phase of his so-called “Bolivarian Socialist Revolution” and he is now keeping his promise.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: cult; hugoping; jimjones; venezuela
Chavez is determined to go down as the Jim Jones of Venezuela. Guyana is right next door to Venezuela, gee what a coincidence. Hugo wants to be cult leader as well as dictator for life. Freak.
1 posted on 12/22/2006 11:16:03 AM PST by Kitten Festival
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To: Kitten Festival

This has been tried before. In Nicaragua.


2 posted on 12/22/2006 11:17:59 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Kitten Festival

"It is still unclear who is behind the proposal."



I'm betting that it's a Howard Dean plot to increase religiosity among Democrats. Once Hugo establishes himself as the Christ, the Dems will finally have a god they feel comfortable about worshipping.


3 posted on 12/22/2006 11:22:34 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Kitten Festival

Shortly after Chavez's "evangelical Christianity" becomes the established religion of Venezuela, I'm sure he'll do away with that and make himself "God" and the state the religion - much like liberals have done here, only not as extreme.

Who wants to bet that liberals - if they say anything about this - will say that Chavez's Christianity is a "good type of Christianity"?


4 posted on 12/22/2006 11:26:50 AM PST by gabidale89
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To: Brilliant
"It is still unclear who is behind the proposal."

I don't think it's that unclear at all, frankly. Chugo's an expert at saying Non serviam.
5 posted on 12/22/2006 11:28:10 AM PST by Antoninus ( Rudy McRomney as the GOP nominee = President Hillary. Why else do you think the media loves them?)
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To: Kitten Festival

Redundency Alert: "Hugo Chavez" and "Barf Alert" in the same sentence.


6 posted on 12/22/2006 11:33:15 AM PST by The Blitherer ("I will prepare and some day my chance will come.")
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To: Kitten Festival

Doesn't Venezuela have a separation of church and state clause in their constitution? His lefty sympathizers in the US will be miffed for a few days. Although after a while all will be forgiven again.


7 posted on 12/22/2006 11:34:39 AM PST by faq
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To: Kitten Festival

It sounds like Hugo has figured out a way to get another fat paycheck and pay no taxes himself while gouging everyone else. But isn't that just like a good liberal socialist. Hope Teddy Kennedy, Jesssie Jackson, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are getting some continuing education credits for watching Hugo's limosine liberals in action side-show.


8 posted on 12/22/2006 11:36:46 AM PST by rod1
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To: Kitten Festival
It is still unclear who is behind the proposal.

"Who could it be? I wonder...Could it be SATAN!?"

9 posted on 12/22/2006 11:37:16 AM PST by My2Cents (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. -- George Orwell)
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To: Kitten Festival

I don't doubt it. Hugo has an ego on the size of Henry VIII.


10 posted on 12/22/2006 11:41:25 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Kitten Festival
This is news? Liberals/leftists worship the state as god. The state is the source of all blessings. The provider and protector of all. If you have a problem, turn to the government. Appeal to the unholy priesthood of politicians to intercede for you. The bigger and more powerful a government is, the more it will persecute the Church. Too much competition.
11 posted on 12/22/2006 11:45:45 AM PST by all the best
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To: Kitten Festival

Mother (and soon-to-be High Priestess) Sheehan
gives her thumbs-up to the proposal...

12 posted on 12/22/2006 11:51:20 AM PST by mikrofon (Our Lady of Perpetual Protest)
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To: gabidale89

China has state-sanctioned churches too. Be caught, however, in the home church movement, and you could be spending serious time in the slammer.


13 posted on 12/22/2006 12:04:04 PM PST by My2Cents (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. -- George Orwell)
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To: Kitten Festival
President Chavez is considering a proposal that would establish him as the high priest of his own form of evangelical Christianity

that would be awesome.. can you imagine chavez' fat melon in a bishop hat?
might be a bit of a stretch to call it christianity though.. but evangelical probably would fit if you mean "marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause"..
14 posted on 12/22/2006 12:05:19 PM PST by wafflehouse (When in danger, When in doubt, Run in circles, Scream and Shout!)
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To: Kitten Festival

Another candidate for office of antichrist?


15 posted on 12/22/2006 12:12:57 PM PST by DManA
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To: Kitten Festival

Wow, now theres a religion even Democrats can get behind.


16 posted on 12/22/2006 1:32:13 PM PST by Dreagon
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To: Kitten Festival

Is that scary or what?
17 posted on 12/22/2006 1:43:50 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: Kitten Festival; All

hehehehe,,,Next week,OOGO the Fat, will be,,,mmm,,POPE!;0)


18 posted on 12/22/2006 1:48:29 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Kitten Festival

When you're king, you can decide anything for yourself, including making yourself the head of your own church. Tyrants have been doing that for thousands of years. It's comical but it doesn't surprise me.

What isn't comical is that idea that this guy wants to have the capacity to wage war against the United States, take over the northern part of South America, and use his oil money to create mayhem. I don't see major damage to us or our country, but I do see the capacity for unceasing pointless problems from this guy, and maybe his alliance with really evil people like the little Hitler from Iran.


19 posted on 12/22/2006 2:00:10 PM PST by redpoll (redpoll)
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To: Kitten Festival
El Loco what a fitting name for such a fecal piece of human garbage as Hugo.

This cat spells danger for America, South America, Colombia, Panama and especially Venezuela.

Thanks Jimmuh peaNUTS Carter for all that you do to make this a crappier world to live in.
20 posted on 12/22/2006 2:20:15 PM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia now a certified socialist state reporting to Mexico City for further instructions)
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To: OKIEDOC

No el Loco, EL GUANO!


21 posted on 12/22/2006 3:10:44 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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To: Kitten Festival

This is about the most absurd thing I've heard in a long time. Well, if it's Archbishop Chavez, he's already stated who the devil is in his church.


22 posted on 12/22/2006 4:24:32 PM PST by Sender ("How do you know what the fish think? You're not a fish." -Hui Zi)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Si Senor, El Hugo Fecal Matter.


23 posted on 12/22/2006 6:45:51 PM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia now a certified socialist state reporting to Mexico City for further instructions)
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