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Obama campaign worker helps Houston-area pastor set up anti-Dobson site
OneNewsNow.com ^ | June 27, 2008 | Jim Brown

Posted on 06/28/2008 10:08:46 AM PDT by unlearner

A recent article on OneNewsNow featured comments by Methodist pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, a Barack Obama supporter. The pastor took issue with James Dobson's contention that Obama distorts the Bible with his theological views.

Caldwell, who is affiliated with the website JamesDobsonDoesntSpeakForMe.com, initially told OneNewsNow that the website was operated by Matthew 25, a political action committee working with Obama supporters. However, upon investigation, it was found that the site was actually registered to Alyssa Martin, an intern in the Obama campaign's "religious affairs" department. The domain registration has since been changed to Pastor Caldwell's name.

In an earlier interview, Caldwell told OneNewsNow he did not know Alyssa Martin, but on Thursday afternoon admitted the intern had been helping him set up the website. He also reported that to his knowledge, she is no longer with the Obama campaign.

Caldwell pastors 14,000-member Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston, but is perhaps best known for delivering the benediction at both of George W. Bush's presidential inaugurations. He also performed the wedding ceremony for the Bushes' daughter, Jenna, last month.

According to the Washington Post, Caldwell has "for months" participated in a weekly call-in prayer meeting with members of Obama's campaign staff, and talks regularly with staffers who oversee the Democratic candidate's religious outreach efforts.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: antichristian; bushtwins; dncbrownshirts; dobson; houston; kirbyjoncaldwell; obama; obamavsdobson; pastor; politicking; religiousleft; umc; whispercampaign
Referer said, "A campaign worker for Barack Obama was instrumental in launching a new website designed to counter Dr. James Dobson's criticism of the Democratic presidential nominee."

Irony. The focal point of the debate between Obama and Dobson is separation of church and state.

To me, Obama is not living up to his claimed position as he launches a religious campaign against a religious leader.

1 posted on 06/28/2008 10:08:46 AM PDT by unlearner
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To: unlearner

Big news in this UK paper.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/barackobama/2211812/Bill-Clinton-says-Barack-Obama-must-%27kiss-my-ass%27-for-his-support.html


2 posted on 06/28/2008 10:12:27 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: unlearner

Ohhhh! My favorite story... people helping people... to hate other people... (sniff)


3 posted on 06/28/2008 10:12:29 AM PDT by John123 (Obambi said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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To: unlearner

Obama has about as much understanding of Christianity as his hate spewing pastor does. It is disappointing to see so few black “Christians” condemning the heretical, miscreant version Obama embraces.


4 posted on 06/28/2008 10:21:11 AM PDT by Snurple
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To: unlearner

Mis direction, lies, distortions, connected with Obama and his campaign?
Never saw that coming.......................


5 posted on 06/28/2008 10:21:40 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Snurple
Obama understands Christianity very well, after all, it was his father that tempted Christ.
6 posted on 06/28/2008 10:25:06 AM PDT by Ratblaster ( Obama's house, Rezko's yard)
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To: aculeus

Ther’s also this colum posted at Town Hall:

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/FloydandMaryBethBrown/2008/06/27/obama-linked_minister_leads_attack_on_dobson


7 posted on 06/28/2008 10:27:01 AM PDT by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: T Lady
Ther's=There's

Fat fingers getting in the way ;-)

8 posted on 06/28/2008 10:29:41 AM PDT by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: T Lady

Gosh, another: Colum=Column.


9 posted on 06/28/2008 10:30:34 AM PDT by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: unlearner

Cyber Wars of the 21 century.


10 posted on 06/28/2008 10:38:59 AM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: unlearner

Typical leftist move. Nothing positive about Obama or arguments refuting what Dr. Dobson said. Instead start up another mud machine. This move is about the same as Obama talking without a teleprompter or a written speech full of Democrat talking points.


11 posted on 06/28/2008 10:39:20 AM PDT by fish hawk
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To: unlearner

B.O. is getting very close to violation of the 1st Amendment. He cannot attack anyone’s religion. We are free to practice in any manner WE see fit.


12 posted on 06/28/2008 10:43:54 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Snurple
Obama's mention of the Sermon on the Mount in justifying legal recognition of same-sex unions may have been a reference to the Golden Rule: "Do to others what you would have them do to you." Or it may have been a reference to another famous line: "Do not judge, or you too will be judged."

No Biblical justification exists for same-sex unions of any kind. "Do not lie with a male as with a woman, it is an abomination". Leviticus 18:22

13 posted on 06/28/2008 10:49:37 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: unlearner
Don't worry! God's not within a million miles of Obama.
14 posted on 06/28/2008 10:55:14 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ( Derek Rose number one NBA draft pick!!!)
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To: tflabo
Sodom, Gomorrah

Genesis 19:24-25)

Obama's beliefs are but signs of the times. They want a one world religion that the false prophet and antichrist will use to deceive the world.

15 posted on 06/28/2008 11:00:37 AM PDT by Snurple
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To: aculeus
He'll be surprised when Obama’s Muslim legions remove his head after the election
16 posted on 06/28/2008 11:03:33 AM PDT by We Dare Defend Our Rights
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To: unlearner; All

Hopefully you all remember that this Calwell character is also the pastor of George W. Bush.

I’m not real surprised that the guy is aligning himself w/Obama; I don’t think his denomination (Methodist) is all that conservative. But I’ve always been surprised that a Bush felt that this guy was his “spiritual mentor”.


17 posted on 06/28/2008 11:12:36 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: Joann37
Sadly, hardly anything 'surprises' me after this past year.

Revelation after revelation of our President & his administration...

No, I'm not surprised Bush's pastor/mentor is an Obama supporter AND attacking Dobson.

Their plan has been carefully orchestrated to conceal...and now reveal.

18 posted on 06/28/2008 11:15:48 AM PDT by Guenevere (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.)
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To: Joann37

So what is Bush’s statement on this?

Keep asking his office.


19 posted on 06/28/2008 11:21:14 AM PDT by weegee
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To: unlearner

A sitting US SENATOR is doing this. Very disturbing, on many levels.


20 posted on 06/28/2008 11:56:55 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama is hiding something about his birth- but what?)
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To: Ratblaster

WOW!!!!!


21 posted on 06/28/2008 1:46:18 PM PDT by FES0844 (FES0844)
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To: unlearner

Alyssa Martin, and I’m excited to be interning with the Religious Affairs department of the Obama campaign. I will be posting regular updates, and I look forward to having many positive faith-based discussions over the course of the summer

“The Houston mega-pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell—who presided over Jenna Bush’s wedding last month and has offered spiritual counsel to her father—is a Christian VIP, so busy that his cell-phone voicemail says, “Do not leave messages here.” But on Friday mornings, whether he’s at church, in the car or on the golf course, Caldwell tries to dial into a certain highlevel conference call. At 9:30 Eastern time, a group of religious leaders gathers “telephonically,” as Caldwell puts it; for 15 minutes, they pray for Sen. Barack Obama.”

http://tinyurl.com/5dycsy


22 posted on 06/28/2008 1:54:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: unlearner

It’s all about skin color. Anyone with an ounce of morality would never support the obomination. That goes double for clergy.


23 posted on 06/28/2008 3:05:40 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: unlearner

I don’t think that Dr. Dobson would have said a word if the messiah had not used his name in the same sentence as Al Sharpton’s.


24 posted on 06/28/2008 3:14:49 PM PDT by Stentor (Obama supporters. Letting the little void do the thinking for the big void.)
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To: Stentor
I don’t think that Dr. Dobson would have said a word if the messiah had not used his name in the same sentence as Al Sharpton’s.

Don't fool yourself, Dobson loves the publicity!
25 posted on 06/30/2008 7:20:32 AM PDT by TexanByBirth (You can't fix stupid!... comedian Ron White)
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