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How Ted Haggard delivered control to the Democrats
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 11/11/06 | By Charles McVety

Posted on 11/11/2006 12:38:04 AM PST by JohnHuang2

The Republican Party lost the mid-term elections primarily due to the war in Iraq; however, there were other contributing factors. According to the Pew Research Centre, 78 percent of evangelicals in the United States voted Republican in 2004. This week polls indicate that just 50 percent of evangelicals voted for the Republicans, and evangelical turnout was dramatically lower. The Democrats, with pro same-sex marriage, pro-abortion leader Nancy Pelosi, now control the legislative agenda of the U.S. government. How did this happen?

The Rev. Ted Haggard, the defrocked president of the National Association of Evangelicals led a two-year campaign to subject the evangelical church to the laws of global warming. The introduction of the earth movement has confused the church with neo-pagan teachings. In Romans Chapter 1, God warns us not to place creation over the Creator.

The global warming movement began at the 1992 U.N. Earth Summit where its director, Maurice Strong, started with the statement "We must therefore transform our attitudes and values, and adopt a renewed respect for the superior laws of divine nature." Strong subsequently passed several worldwide laws in 1997 known as the Kyoto Accord. In 1994, the U.N. commissioned Strong to write the Earth Covenant that was introduced in 2000 as the Earth Charter. The new edict was written on papyrus paper, placed in a replica of the Ark of the Covenant, ceremoniously ushered into the U.N. and called "the new 10 commandments," a "Global Ethic" that will transcend all religions and countries.

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Nearly two years ago, Rev. Haggard began his earth campaign as he threatened the Republican U.S. Senate, stating that he would turn the evangelicals against them if they refused to ratify global warming laws. On March 10, 2005, the New York Times described his efforts with the headline "Evangelical Leaders Swing Influence Behind Effort to Combat Global Warming." Haggard said in the article: "The question is, will evangelicals make a difference? And the answer is, the Senate thinks so. We do represent 30 million people, and we can mobilize them if we have to." Haggard's vice president, Richard Cizik, followed by saying, "When evangelicals speak, Republicans tend to listen, and frankly it's Republicans who need to get the message."

The Republican Senate did not take heed to the threat – therefore, Haggard carried out his plan. By February 2006, Evangelicals Against Climate Change was launched with a joint declaration signed by 86 prominent leaders. They went ahead with the program despite protests from a Who's Who of politically powerful evangelicals, including Chuck Colson, James Dobson and the Rev. D. James Kennedy. The CNN headline read "Strange Bedfellows," as evangelicals had joined forces with environmentalists who are well-known for being ungodly and sexually immoral. James 4:4 says, "Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God." They spent an initial $200,000 on the crusade. "We will see tens of millions of evangelicals engaged in the work we are talking about today," said the Rev. Dr. Leith Anderson, now the interim president of the National Association of Evangelicals.

Haggard's "environmental evangelism" as he calls it, continued. In October, the NAE promoted their program "Is God Green?" The organization then stepped up its efforts and launched a new vision for the church on Oct. 18 called Re:Vision, a new action plan to promote environmental activism.

On the surface, this all seems like harmless activity to ensure clean air and clean water. God does command us to be good stewards of the earth but not subservient to it. Everyone wants to reduce pollution and save cute cuddly animals. Unfortunately, this is not the focus. Instead, the global warming movement seeks to trump all other issues, including spiritual concerns, with threats of catastrophic destruction if we don't follow its precepts plus reduce CO2 production, the very gas every plant on earth needs to survive.

God warns us numerous times in Scripture to never subvert His precepts with that of man or earth. Romans Chapter 1, versus 22-26 says, "Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man – and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions."

We all sympathize with Rev. Haggard's pain. He obviously is experienced great torment as he entered into his "vile passions" hiring a homosexual prostitute and buying crystal methamphetamine. His wife and children are devastated by such debauchery, as are the 14,000 members of his church. Haggard confessed that saying, "I am a deceiver and a liar." Millions of airplanes take off and land safely every year, but when one crashes it is headline news around the world. We don't blame all aircraft for the faults of one.

God warns us not to place anything above Him. His first commandment in Exodus 20:3 is "You shall have no other gods before me." We cannot subjugate Father God to mother earth. The original sin of Adam was to trust the creation over the Creator. God gave man dominion over the earth, not subjugation under it. Jesus Himself says to us in Luke 21:34, "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting (drugs), and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares." The hedonistic cares of this life, including drugs, drink and the earth, must not be our concern. We are to focus on eternal affairs, not temporal things.

Today we live in the last days before the return of Christ. Second Thessalonians 2:3 warns us to "Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition." I believe this "falling away" has begun.

The seductive earth movement has crept into our churches and is leading us to trust the creation over the Creator. The "False Prophet" or Apostate Faith described in Revelation 13 as the lamb with two horns and verse 17 as Mystery Babylon and the Scarlet Harlot clearly lines up with the earth movement of today. My book "The Great Falling Away," to be released Dec. 15, compares 100 aspects of the "Apostate Faith" with the earth worship of today.

Scripture warns us "be not deceived," "beware of the false prophets," "take heed lest you be led astray." Haggard assisted in exalting the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi to power. He was led astray and is now suffering tremendously. We need to pray for him and pray for protection for us. If it can happen to a great leader such as Haggard, the former president of the National Association of Evangelicals representing 51 denominations with 30 million members, then it can happen to you or me. With God's help, we can avoid being seduced into "falling away" as we place Jesus Christ Lord of all, including the earth.


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1 posted on 11/11/2006 12:38:05 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

Without commmenting on the theology itself, this is the dumbest reason given for why the Republicans lost this election that I've seen yet, and the bar was pretty high..


2 posted on 11/11/2006 12:42:13 AM PST by MeanFreePath
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To: JohnHuang2

If evangelicals left the party, we would win.

Kooks.


3 posted on 11/11/2006 12:43:23 AM PST by MonroeDNA (Libertarians are more conservative than pubbies. Strictest interpretation of the constitution,)
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To: JohnHuang2; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; Torie; AntiGuv; JohnnyZ; Kuksool

I consider myself fairly well-versed on politics, but I never HEARD of Haggard until he was "outed" by the media. I think his effect on the ultimate outcome was almost nada.


4 posted on 11/11/2006 12:48:16 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: JohnHuang2

I still have NO idea who this guy is or what the heck he is supposed to be. (I'm A Baptist and never heard of him)


5 posted on 11/11/2006 12:49:27 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I consider myself fairly well-versed on politics, but I never HEARD of Haggard until he was "outed" by the media. I think his effect on the ultimate outcome was almost nada.

I agree 100%. I never heard of him either.

6 posted on 11/11/2006 12:49:43 AM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: MonroeDNA
If evangelicals left the party, we would win.

According to this article they did leave us, and we lost.

7 posted on 11/11/2006 12:49:56 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (I went down in 1964 for Barry Goldwater with all flags flying! This is just a blip!)
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To: MonroeDNA

Funniest thing I've read all day. Evangelicals leaving the GOP would find us back to our 1970s numbers in government.


8 posted on 11/11/2006 12:50:25 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: JohnHuang2
This article is ridiculous.

Here in Colorado (where Ted Haggard is actually from) the Republicans who held to a strong Biblical stance and were not afraid to speak truth ALL won! The "Republicans" that were wishy-washy and catered to the trade winds that were blowing got it handed to them.

How does this article explain these God-fearing Republicans from Colorado: Congressman Doug Lamborn, Congressman Tom Tancredo, and Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave?

And on the state level we have God-fearing representatives such as Kevin Lundberg, Greg Brophy, Mike Kopp, Dave Schulteiss, etc., etc., etc.
9 posted on 11/11/2006 12:50:37 AM PST by politicket
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I consider myself fairly well-versed on politics, but I never HEARD of Haggard until he was "outed" by the media






Here you go:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0353588/


10 posted on 11/11/2006 12:50:39 AM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Echo Talon
I'm A Baptist and never heard of him

As a papist it is my understanding that Baptists are fundamentalists and evangelicals are NOT fundamentalists. That seems to be confusing a lot of folks here.

11 posted on 11/11/2006 12:52:43 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (I went down in 1964 for Barry Goldwater with all flags flying! This is just a blip!)
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To: MonroeDNA
f evangelicals left the party, we would win.

Kooks.

Great idea - losing 40 million votes sounds like a great start to a winning strategy. Moron.

12 posted on 11/11/2006 12:53:36 AM PST by xjcsa (John Kerry is a despicable person.)
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To: JohnHuang2

This phony should be flogged, and than forgiven ...


13 posted on 11/11/2006 12:53:59 AM PST by John Lenin (The most dangerous place for a child in America is indeed in its mother's womb)
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To: JohnHuang2

It looks to me like Ted was an Episcopalian


14 posted on 11/11/2006 12:54:24 AM PST by woofie (If not this war then which one?)
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To: JohnHuang2

Not to mention that many Envanglical churches signed with the Council of Churches agenda (Antiwar, antigun, pro social welfare, pro abortion, pro-criminal, ect)


15 posted on 11/11/2006 12:54:49 AM PST by Thunder90
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To: xjcsa

Great idea - losing 40 million votes sounds like a great start to a winning strategy. Moron.




Come end times they're all gonna vanish anyway, and ineligible to vote.


16 posted on 11/11/2006 12:55:00 AM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Thunder90

But many of their members don't buy this stuff...


17 posted on 11/11/2006 12:56:25 AM PST by Thunder90
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
As a papist it is my understanding that Baptists are fundamentalists and evangelicals are NOT fundamentalists. That seems to be confusing a lot of folks here.

There are fundamentalist Baptists and evangelical Baptists. Don't worry about it. Let's just read the Bible and let God do the talking. ;-`

18 posted on 11/11/2006 12:56:39 AM PST by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

No Idea, I just never heard of him before the media started slamming him.


19 posted on 11/11/2006 12:57:02 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: JohnHuang2

Ted Haggard's problems decribed in this article had no effect on this election whatsoever.


20 posted on 11/11/2006 12:57:13 AM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: MeanFreePath

I agree with you. I'm not buying this as a reason or at least as a major reason for the defeat on Tuesday. Although, on our local radio I have heard Evangelical environmental commercials. I wonder if they were produced by Haggard?


22 posted on 11/11/2006 12:58:49 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: JohnHuang2
I think GOOGLE/YOUTUBE delivered big-time.
23 posted on 11/11/2006 12:58:59 AM PST by Pro-Bush (hater)
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To: DarthVader
Ted Haggard's problems decribed in this article had no effect on this election whatsoever.

Every little bit hurts, but I think that the point of the article is that Haggard's attacks om parts of the GOP agenda is the reason while evangelical support of the GOP went down.

24 posted on 11/11/2006 1:03:38 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (I went down in 1964 for Barry Goldwater with all flags flying! This is just a blip!)
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To: DarthVader

I believe that Ted Haggard's push to change the direction of the Evangelical Movement did have some effect. He turned some to a new set of beliefs that are more compatible with the Democrats. His failures as a leader might have effected some votes, but I sort of doubt it. Christians of many ilks recognize that the sin of one man is the sin of one man. If steps are taken, then the one bad apple will not spoil the basket.

I don't know how much of the Evangelical Movement he effected. But with margins as narrow as they were, even a small effect across the country could have been the difference.

In 1992, George Bush 41 turned off the Republicans by trying to get along with the Democrats. He lost to Clinton. In 1996, there were stories that got circulated about Dole that he was pro-abortion. I heard these stories here in Tennessee and know people that did not vote because they figured both men were bad. This included Catholics and Evangelicals.

What is the moral of my bit of thinking? The Republicans need to choose candidates that have a strong moral backbone and act like Republicans. Conservatives and Evangelicals are both looking for someone they feel they can trust.


25 posted on 11/11/2006 1:09:21 AM PST by Ingtar (Prensa dos para el ingles)
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To: MeanFreePath

Ditto.


26 posted on 11/11/2006 1:09:43 AM PST by sine_nomine (No more RINO presidents. We need another Reagan.)
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To: DarthVader
Ted Haggard's problems decribed in this article had no effect on this election whatsoever.

Have you looked at the exit poll responses?

27 posted on 11/11/2006 1:10:04 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: Ingtar

Reagan went out of his way to support the unborn. I need not mention his success. At the time I gasped that anyone would be so bold because I found everyone ducking the issue, including and especially Lutherans.


28 posted on 11/11/2006 1:11:59 AM PST by sine_nomine (No more RINO presidents. We need another Reagan.)
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To: JohnHuang2

"hiring a homosexual prostitute and buying crystal methamphetamine"

That's what did him (and anyone he was associated with) in, not his talking about the weather.


29 posted on 11/11/2006 1:12:29 AM PST by voteconstitutionparty
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To: unspun

Many of those evangelicals are part of the Pysbertarian church, which has a track record of being ultra liberal.


30 posted on 11/11/2006 1:15:14 AM PST by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90
Well, there are numerous kinds of Presbyterians, too.
31 posted on 11/11/2006 1:19:13 AM PST by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: FreedomCalls

Hate to sound like a "me too", but I am right in the middle of the Bible Belt and a life long Evangelical.

Never heard of this pervert, and if I had it would not have changed my vote one iota!


32 posted on 11/11/2006 1:22:03 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Alright by me.


33 posted on 11/11/2006 1:23:04 AM PST by MonroeDNA (Libertarians are more conservative than pubbies. Strictest interpretation of the constitution,)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Baptist are definitely Evangelicals.
34 posted on 11/11/2006 1:24:27 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: Thunder90

I doubt that these churches were really Evangelicals in the true sense of the word!!!


35 posted on 11/11/2006 1:25:46 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: JohnHuang2

I never heard of Haggerd before, but I had heard the commercials for Evangelicals Against Climate Change.

Actually I thought it must be Soros and Moveon sowing confusion by picking a religious sounding name for another front group.

Now that I know the founder is a meth head, I can see where he got his strange theology. Hoo boy.


36 posted on 11/11/2006 1:31:28 AM PST by Valpal1 (Big Media is like Barney Fife with a gun.)
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To: unspun

Exactly! My neighbor is a staff member at the local Presbyterian church and is very conservative.


37 posted on 11/11/2006 1:31:44 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla; Echo Talon
As a papist it is my understanding that Baptists are fundamentalists and evangelicals are NOT fundamentalists.

Baptists - even the subset of Southern Baptists - cover a lot of theological ground.

Southern Baptists are not members of the NAE, although some smaller Baptist groups are. NAE members run from Pentacostal to Reformed to Wesleyan; the Salvation Army is even a member. It tends to include groups which want to be part of an ecumenical group but which don't want to associate with the liberal mainline denominations.

38 posted on 11/11/2006 1:35:28 AM PST by PAR35
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To: MonroeDNA
Even more funny is a self proclaiming lunatic calling Evangelical Christians moron's.
39 posted on 11/11/2006 1:36:09 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: durasell

And in will come the anti-Christ, but only for a short period of time.


40 posted on 11/11/2006 1:36:17 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Thunder90
Many of those evangelicals are part of the Pysbertarian church, which has a track record of being ultra liberal.

And that is called "bearing false witness". Find a liberal Presbyterian body on this list: http://www.nae.net/index.cfm?FUSEACTION=nae.members

41 posted on 11/11/2006 1:38:38 AM PST by PAR35
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To: MonroeDNA

I guess you want this place to be Donk City.


42 posted on 11/11/2006 1:39:36 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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To: PAR35
So is it purely a matter of being part of this organization, or does it denote all non-high church Protestants, or is there some specific theological or liturgical definition. I am confused!!

Oh well, as was said above, let us pray on it, and fight the good fight against the leftists.
43 posted on 11/11/2006 1:43:29 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (I went down in 1964 for Barry Goldwater with all flags flying! This is just a blip!)
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To: JohnHuang2

2 Thessalonians 2
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.


44 posted on 11/11/2006 1:44:09 AM PST by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.)
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To: mariabush
Maybe Christans should start the Do-Over Denomination?
45 posted on 11/11/2006 1:44:15 AM PST by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: MonroeDNA

So you'd prefer a 2/3rds Lib rodent Congress and legislatures and ineffective lib RINO opposition ? I think you're on the wrong website, friend.


46 posted on 11/11/2006 1:47:44 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: JohnHuang2

What a stupid concept. Conjured up by a complete idiot!


47 posted on 11/11/2006 1:49:25 AM PST by lawdude (The dems see Wal-Mart as a bigger threat to the US than muslim terrorists)
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To: JohnHuang2

I am an evangelical Christian, and I have never heard of this man until he made the headlines.


48 posted on 11/11/2006 1:50:28 AM PST by James Ewell Brown Stuart (Go back and do your duty even as I have done mine. I would rather die than be whipped.)
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To: mariabush

What is a true Evangelical? I guess I'm not really sure either.


49 posted on 11/11/2006 1:50:28 AM PST by bonfire
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Then I will have to redo my post. I am a fundamentalist and not a evangelical. At least I know who I am now. (Not that I'm that confused. I'm a Christian. I think that sums it up pretty darn tight. As for the rest, details that I don't concern myself with.)


50 posted on 11/11/2006 1:53:23 AM PST by James Ewell Brown Stuart (Go back and do your duty even as I have done mine. I would rather die than be whipped.)
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