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Jeb Bush courts religious right
The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | May 3, 2014 | Tim Devaney

Posted on 05/03/2014 5:58:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush may be laying the groundwork for a 2016 presidential run as he met this week with a top evangelical leader who could help him win votes from the religious right, according to reports.

Bush, a Roman Catholic, sat down with Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Convention's policy branch known as the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, at his Miami office on Friday, CNN reported.

The Washington Post reported last month that the two were planning on meeting.

"We'll talk about the concerns of evangelicals," Moore told The Post at the time. "He is a good man, and I am not surprised there is a lot of conversation about him."

Moore is often seen on television and at theological conferences.

While Moore has said he will not endorse any presidential candidates in 2016, a meeting with Bush could serve as an opportunity to influence many of the 16 million members of the Southern Baptist Convention that Moore represents.

It could also give Moore a chance to vet Bush and discuss some of his policy beliefs.

No details emerged from Friday's meeting, but it is expected that Bush and Moore discussed immigration reform, an issue they are both passionate about.

Bush discussed immigration last month when he seemed to take a softer approach than many other conservatives on the issue.

"Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony," Bush said at a speech in Texas. "It's an act of love. It's an act of commitment to your family."

Moore has also commented on the issue. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed that he wrote with Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, he called for Congress to act on immigration reform.

“The immigrant community is brimming with hard-working, entrepreneurial, family-oriented men and women who yearn for freedom,” They wrote. “Others violate our laws, committing crime and living off the system. As Christians and conservatives, we have had to ask ourselves how to move forward.”

“We also must remember that every individual is created in the image of God and precious in his sight,” they added.


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KEYWORDS: amnesty; bush; immigration; jebbush
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1 posted on 05/03/2014 5:58:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Booshies have done enough damage to the US. Jeb, go away.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 6:00:40 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go to h3ll JB


3 posted on 05/03/2014 6:01:16 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Always somebody trying to tell you how to think.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 6:03:50 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: VRWC For Truth

As Jesse says, “Stay out da Booshes.”


5 posted on 05/03/2014 6:04:45 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He may be buddying up with Huckabee, except that Huckster lives in FL, too, so they couldn’t be a P/VP team.


6 posted on 05/03/2014 6:05:51 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
Huckabee will just switch back to Arkansas, like Cheney did with Wyoming in 2000. I suspect that is one of the combinations they're looking at, especially with Gomer Huckleberry's standing in the polls.
7 posted on 05/03/2014 6:08:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The immigrant community is brimming with hard-working, entrepreneurial, family-oriented men and women who yearn for freedom,” They wrote. “Others violate our laws, committing crime and living off the system. As Christians and conservatives, we have had to ask ourselves how to move forward.”

“We also must remember that every individual is created in the image of God and precious in his sight,” they added


That’s nice. They can show God’s Love to illegal immigrants while the Govt can enforce border security and immigration laws. That’s the balance for Christians and Conservatives on this issue.


8 posted on 05/03/2014 6:13:59 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If Terri Schiavo endorses him, I'll consider voting for him.

Otherwise, forget it.

/johnny

9 posted on 05/03/2014 6:19:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just don’t see Jeb Bush as being a serious candidate until he can do the following. First hew really has to differentiate himself from the previous republican president which will be pretty difficult for him. Secondly, he has to convince republican primary voters that he is upset and outraged about where the country has gone in these past 5 or 6 years. Just don’t see that happening.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 6:20:43 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: smokingfrog

Jeb, sometimes no really means Hell no!!


11 posted on 05/03/2014 6:20:50 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For later.


12 posted on 05/03/2014 6:31:18 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Jeb Bush is a Cafeteria Catholic, no better than Nancy Pelosi.
He claims to be a Catholic but goes against the Catholic Church teaching of no abortion for any reason. He takes the classic RINO position that abortion is justified in cases of rape, incest and life of the mother. In otherwords kill the baby and let the rapist live, kill the baby for the sins of the father. He also added and abedded in the murder of Terri
Schiavo, when he could have stepped in as governor and stopped the execution. He did nothing. She was murdered by the State of Florida.


13 posted on 05/03/2014 6:44:32 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Jeb Bush: The piece of pig slop who gave Hillary Clinton The "Liberty Medal" on the one year anniversary of Benghazi. As if the families of the victims aren't going through enough hell as it is, to see this BITCH honored on the anniversary was about as in-your-face-middle-finger-insulting to those families as it gets, absolutely one of the most disgusting displays of disrespect I ever saw in my life. That arrogant, smug look on her face while he is up their praising this bitch, absolutely disgusting.

"Oh everyone applaud for me because I am sooo awesome!"


14 posted on 05/03/2014 6:45:34 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Jeb is worse than many Democrats on open borders. He’s going to push amnesty as bad or worse than Obama. For that alone he should be disqualified.
Making us look like an aristocratic country (only candidates from the elite families may run) is another.


15 posted on 05/03/2014 6:48:01 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would be an act of love, if he did not run for President.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 6:50:18 PM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: shalom aleichem

You beat me to it! :-)


17 posted on 05/03/2014 6:53:02 PM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am a Florida resident who lived under Bush as Governor, and an ordained Southern Baptist pastor as well. While I had great regard for Bush as Governor of Florida, voted for him, and believe he did a great job; I am not thrilled about the prospects of him being the Republican nominee for president. I’m not sure the nation is ready for another Bush presidency, and I am very disappointed in his view on immigration. However, if I had to make a choice between Bush and any Democrat, I would have to vote for Bush, or abstain from voting.


18 posted on 05/03/2014 7:02:05 PM PDT by evangmlw
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To: evangmlw

Breaking the law is NOT AN ACT OF LOVE!


19 posted on 05/03/2014 7:03:59 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: JRandomFreeper
If Terri Schiavo endorses him, I'll consider voting for him.

Otherwise, forget it.

/johnny

I second that motion.

Awesome post.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 7:09:08 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

““We also must remember that every individual is created in the image of God and precious in his sight,” they added.”

Scripture also says that anyone entering by your back door is a thief.


21 posted on 05/03/2014 7:25:06 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sorry,Jeb...any respect that I once had for you disappeared within seconds of my learning of your “act of love” comment.
If you're the nominee I'd have much,much,*much* more trouble pulling the lever for you than I did for McCain or Romney.In fact,unless I'm suffering from Alzheimer's in November of ‘16 I can guarantee that I won't be able to.And I'll be voting in a swing state in ‘16 (New Hampshire...which can still go either way).
22 posted on 05/03/2014 7:50:00 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There's nothing like this going around for Jeb Bush:

Jeb Bush is like milk toast. Just what a country needs to get back to freedom after 8 years of Communist userption.

23 posted on 05/03/2014 8:18:09 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: Dogbert41
Jeb Bush is like milk toast. Just what a country needs to get back to freedom after 8 years of Communist userption.

We don't need a milquetoast. We need a "turnaround guy"...

24 posted on 05/03/2014 8:29:36 PM PDT by okie01
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Compassionate conservatism reboot!


25 posted on 05/03/2014 9:32:29 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Russell Moore is a well-known traitor for illegal alien amnesty.


26 posted on 05/03/2014 9:34:40 PM PDT by montag813
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To: EternalVigilance

Ah, if Schiavo had been shot instead of beat by her husband, they would have kept her alive for some Brady Bunch time.

With the Elian thing, Jeb is looking more and more like a communist who let the Feds molest State jurisdictions in the matters.


27 posted on 05/03/2014 9:39:46 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeb Bush, A Roman Catholic, murdered Terri Schiavo.


28 posted on 05/04/2014 2:43:25 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: NKP_Vet

And as Terri was being dragged through the courts, who were determined to murder her, the local Catholic bishop ran off to look at the Tsunami over in one of those loser countries. And he forbade any of his priests to show his face in support of Terri.

With pieces of crap like that for bishops, Jeb has nothing to fear for being pro-abortion.


29 posted on 05/04/2014 2:48:53 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: smokingfrog

AMEN to that


30 posted on 05/04/2014 3:18:36 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Time for the establishment to start trotting out their religious token/stalking horse Huckabee. He is essential to any establishment plan to keep control of the nomination.


31 posted on 05/04/2014 7:19:44 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Arthur McGowan

“And he forbade any of his priests to show his face in support of Terri”.

“Priests for Life”, the internationally known pro-life organization fought long and hard to save Terri Schiavo.

Father Frank Pavone, the Director of Priests for Life, was beside her and gave her absolution before she left this world. She had already been given the fuller last rites of the Church by other priests in days leading up to her death.


32 posted on 05/04/2014 8:08:31 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m Bushed for the rest of my life.


33 posted on 05/04/2014 8:28:05 AM PDT by stevem
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To: NKP_Vet

Fr. Pavone is not a priest of that diocese.

IIRC, the bishop was Robert “Adonis” Lynch.


34 posted on 05/04/2014 9:49:11 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: evangmlw

A choice between Bush and a Dem isn’t a choice.


35 posted on 05/04/2014 9:52:16 AM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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