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The GOP just lost its only non-Christian in Congress
The Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2014 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 06/11/2014 5:22:37 PM PDT by Faith Presses On

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss means Congress will soon say goodbye to its only Jewish Republican.

And not only that; it also means there will likely be no Republicans in Congress who profess to be anything other than a Christian.

According to data collected by the Pew Forum at the start of the 113th Congress last year, the GOP conference was 69 percent Protestant, 25 percent Catholic, 4 percent Mormon and 1 percent Orthodox Christian.

Cantor (Va.) was the only member of any other faith on the Republican side in either the House or the Senate -- out of 278 members. There are no non-religious Republicans in Congress either.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Evangelical Christian; General Discusssion; Judaism; Other Christian; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: 113th; cantor; fjb; jewishrepublicans; va204
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And what to make of the Supreme Court composition along with this?
1 posted on 06/11/2014 5:22:37 PM PDT by Faith Presses On
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To: Faith Presses On
Funny, this wasn't an issue during the primary campaign. In fact I had no idea what Cantor's religious affiliation was.

Just why is it important now?

2 posted on 06/11/2014 5:24:42 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Faith Presses On

Poor Hatch is ignored. I guess they really do hate Mormons.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 5:25:46 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: skeeter

So?


4 posted on 06/11/2014 5:25:48 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: Faith Presses On

Cantor’s backers tried to paint both of his opponents as anti-semites.

There were whispers in 2000 when Cantor ran.

http://bearingdrift.com/2014/03/19/gruber-cantor-the-nazi-oy-vey/

I dont think Cantor was involved. But his campaign people wanted to use the issue.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 5:25:49 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Faith Presses On

The libs are becoming quite entertaining with their multiple silly little explanations of why we are kicking RINO bu...er...Obamaholes out of office.

So they have played the “Jooooooos” card now.

Bwahahahaha.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 5:27:33 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Faith Presses On

I thought Mormons do not qualify as Christians.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 5:27:54 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Faith Presses On

When Lindsey Graham is gone we won’t have any transvestites either.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 5:28:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Faith Presses On

I wouldn’t call any of them Christians.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 5:28:09 PM PDT by equalator
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Gruber On Chairman Cobb: “I’m sure he’d like the glory of continuing to be district chair and driving that big black SUV that’s parked out front with the VA7GOP license plate on it. Looks like a government Nazi car. Eric Cantor drives one. Secret Service drives them. Big black, you’ve seen it, obviously, in some kind of government film.”

He could have substituted Obama for Nazi. Nothing wrong with what was said but the Drifty Boys were on it.


10 posted on 06/11/2014 5:28:42 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: gwgn02

I agree. So? He’s a public SERVANT not a Rabbi.

Shalom


11 posted on 06/11/2014 5:29:00 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: Faith Presses On

So what? It’s a Christian country.


12 posted on 06/11/2014 5:30:12 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Faith Presses On
there will likely be no Republicans in Congress who profess to be anything other than a Christian."

So? Show me a single democrat who will profess being a Christian.

13 posted on 06/11/2014 5:30:20 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: skeeter
Funny, this wasn't an issue during the primary campaign. In fact I had no idea what Cantor's religious affiliation was.
Just why is it important now?

I figured that he was Jewish because "cantor" was usually associated with Judaism. Remember Eddie Cantor?

From Wikipedia: Eddie Cantor, born Edward Israel Iskowitz, was an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor and songwriter. Wikipedia.

I used to see him in old movies. He was great.

14 posted on 06/11/2014 5:31:20 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

3.The Faith and Family Alliance got nailed for a dirty mailer in June 2000. Sent out four days before the election, that mailer attacked Eric Cantor, who was running for the nomination for the House, accusing him of being a “millionaire lawyer” who “didn’t pay his own [taxes]. He got caught. He got fined. And he finally was forced to pay $31,527.17 in back taxes.” That along with a nasty anti-Semitic whisper campaign made for a truly nasty campaign against Cantor. The mailer was funded by Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), who was running against Cantor.

http://waldo.jaquith.org/blog/2009/05/mullins-cantor/

Where was this nasty campaign if it existed?


15 posted on 06/11/2014 5:33:37 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: napscoordinator
Poor Hatch is ignored. I guess they really do hate Mormons.

Mormons believe that Jesus and Lucifer were brothers.
I can't think of how MORE WRONG they could be in every sense of the word.
They sure can't call themselves Christians.

16 posted on 06/11/2014 5:33:51 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Faith Presses On

LOL! Slow day down at WaPo for Aaron and the boys.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 5:34:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Faith Presses On

So?


19 posted on 06/11/2014 5:36:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Da Coyote
So they have played the “Jooooooos” card now.

They played it right around yesterday midnight: Lefties Drag Cantor's Jewish Faith Into Shocking Loss....

21 posted on 06/11/2014 5:40:21 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Faith Presses On

Washington Post reporter Aaron Blake told CNN on Tuesday that candidate George W. Bush "just didn't pay a high enough price" in the 2000 election for his DUI arrest that occurred more than 20 years prior.

22 posted on 06/11/2014 5:45:02 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: skeeter
Just why is it important now?

To paint conservatives as anti-Semite. Nevermind that his religious affiliation never came up and played no role in either his victories or his loss. Time for the victim card.

25 posted on 06/11/2014 5:48:36 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Faith Presses On

NB Publisher Bozell Slams WashPost Blogger for Requesting Dirt on Gingrich Via Twitter
By NB Staff | November 29, 2011 | 17:55

The Washington Post should either fire Aaron Blake or “acknowledge that it doesn’t have a semblance of objectivity left to it,” NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto on his Your World program this afternoon.

The Media Research Center (MRC) founder was reacting to this November 28 tweet by the Post political blogger (video of segment follows page break):

http://newsbusters.org/category/people/aaron-blake#ixzz34Niu5haY


26 posted on 06/11/2014 5:49:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Faith Presses On

Left pivots from ‘Tea Party is dead’ to ‘Tea Party hates Jews’ after Cantor loses


Dave Wasserman @Redistrict

There will be lots of 2nd guessing tmw on Cantor loss . Surely will focus on debt ceiling/leadership role, but his religion a role too?


Really? This is the spin the left is going to put on the VA-7 primary? House majority leader Eric Cantor lost his primary because Republicans don’t like Jews?

27 posted on 06/11/2014 5:51:55 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Faith Presses On

You can’t honestly call a single Dem a Christian.


28 posted on 06/11/2014 5:52:49 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: skeeter

Because he lost, and they hadn’t even thought to use the race card til now.


29 posted on 06/11/2014 5:53:48 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Faith Presses On

so what. i care about are they gonna be conservative and actively roll back liberalism.


30 posted on 06/11/2014 5:54:41 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Faith Presses On

OK, I’ll suggest to Murray Sabrin that he run and we will have a Jewish republican in the house.


31 posted on 06/11/2014 5:56:55 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Faith Presses On

Since no Christian denomination considers Mormonism Christian, why would an anti-Christian newspaper call it Christian?


32 posted on 06/11/2014 6:02:20 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Faith Presses On

The GOP just lost its only non-Christian in Congress
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What5 ???

Keith Elliot the Moslem isn’t in congress any more ???

and then theres Harry Reid also a non-Christian...hes a Mormon...


33 posted on 06/11/2014 6:05:27 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: skeeter

“And not only that; it also means there will likely be no Republicans in Congress who profess to be anything other than a Christian.”

Not true. I believe Keith Ellison is a Muslim and didn’t he take the oath of office with his hand on the Book of Satan er the Koran?


34 posted on 06/11/2014 6:17:15 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: Faith Presses On

The comPost is trying to pretend they’re pro-Israel.


35 posted on 06/11/2014 6:22:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Faith Presses On

One of the comments at the site was excellent:

Eric Cantor was Jewish 14 years ago and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 12 years ago, and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 10 years ago, and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 8 years ago and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 6 years ago and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 4 years ago and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 2 years ago and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish and pushed illegal immigrant amnesty and was defeated in the primary.
He must have lost because he was Jewish.


36 posted on 06/11/2014 6:25:10 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; narses

Just another example of the leftist media’s hatred of the Christian religion... complete with a comparison of the “Republican Christian theocracy” to the Taliban in the comments below the article. Just so you know, the Protestants are also getting hosed.


37 posted on 06/11/2014 6:27:36 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: skeeter
Just why is it important now?

ALinsky tactics.

The shooters in Las Vegas allegedly draped a victim with a Gadsen Flag with a swastika on it (that alone is a cognitive disconnect, imho, and why that event reeks).

The media are trying desperately to make some sort of connection between the TEA party and neo-nazis and such.

It was one of the attacks used (with some success) on Militia groups during the Clinton Administration after the Oklahoma City Bombing, equating the then equivalent of 'bitter clingers' (Bible reading, Constitution suppporting, gun-owner types) with the likes of Stormfront.

It is part of the Left's campaign to present Conservatives as a 'hate group' in order to get people to dissociate themselves from Conservative values, especially with the anti-RKBA media putsch going on as a preparatory bombardment for the next assault on the Second Amendment, partly as a distraction from the crimes of the Bergdahl swap.

38 posted on 06/11/2014 6:28:30 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Faith Presses On; txrefugee

I am Jewish and my response to this article is, “So what!”

Congressmen are supposed to represent us in political matters, not religious ones. I don’t care what religion my reps are, so long as they abide by their promises and their oaths. I am glad that Cantor is gone.

As for txrefugee’s comments, he can stick them where the sun don’t shine. Yes, SOME Jews like and benefit from big government, but some vehemently oppose it and don’t benefit...just like Catholics, Protestants, Moslems, Hindus, atheists and so on. Nothing like displaying your ignorance and prejudice for thousands to see. Moron!


39 posted on 06/11/2014 6:28:30 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Keith is a D. DFLP to be exact.


40 posted on 06/11/2014 6:30:02 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Hawthorn

Bizarre Randomness. We have a socialist in the White House, the borders are being over-run, careless VA healthcare, Bengazi, Fast and Furious, Rampant Lies, and religious bigots are lurking.


41 posted on 06/11/2014 6:30:28 PM PDT by usacon (United we stand divided we fall.)
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To: PeaceBeWithYou

I was thinking in the whole Congress.


42 posted on 06/11/2014 6:33:28 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: skeeter

It was well publicized that Cantor is a Jew...but what does that have to do with the price of tea in china.? Did Cantor represent his district or was he an actor for the GOPe.? Since the voters in his district were the arbiters of his job performance we know the answer don’t we. But they will do anything to paint conservatives as “phobics”


44 posted on 06/11/2014 6:42:24 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Jim Noble
So what? It’s a Christian country.

No, it is not. The election and reelection of Barack Hussein Obama, the first Moslem President has proven that.

45 posted on 06/11/2014 6:43:10 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began)
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To: Faith Presses On

This is from the people who booed God multiple times at their convention.


47 posted on 06/11/2014 6:56:37 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: Faith Presses On

And the Democrats don’t have any Christians in Congress.


48 posted on 06/11/2014 7:04:06 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Waryone

Yesirree, denied God three times on national television they did.


49 posted on 06/11/2014 7:05:16 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: kaehurowing

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.


50 posted on 06/11/2014 7:06:11 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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