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Anti-Communist pastor Gauck elected German president
Yahoo/Reuters ^

Posted on 03/18/2012 8:58:43 AM PDT by nuconvert

Germans resoundingly elected Joachim Gauck, a former Lutheran pastor and human rights activist from communist East Germany, as president of the European Union's largest country on Sunday, posing a potential political headache for Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Germany; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: authorofblackbook; blackbook; blackbookofcommunism; europeanunion; france; gauck; germany; joachimgauck; unitedkingdom; waronterror
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To: nuconvert

He described himself in that article as “a left-leaning, liberal conservative”. I wonder how that translates in German politics as opposed to U.S. politics?

Also, is he a theologically Biblical Lutheran pastor or theologically liberal Lutheran pastor?


21 posted on 03/18/2012 4:00:38 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Liberal in Europe means more what Libertarian does here, on economic issues.


22 posted on 03/18/2012 4:56:04 PM PDT by Dick Holmes ( The Eagle, like those who live by sharping and robbing, is generally poor, and often very lousy. BF)
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To: Dick Holmes

Well, that’s a case where the word “liberal” would truly mean a change from the European status quo a/k/a socialism.


23 posted on 03/18/2012 4:59:52 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: wolf78

Well, it’s really very simple then.


24 posted on 03/18/2012 6:25:22 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I’m sure he is anti-communist.

However, the German Social Democratic Party is a socialist party. Its official color is red.


25 posted on 03/19/2012 12:23:51 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: ReformationFan

The question pretty much answers itself.


26 posted on 03/19/2012 12:24:55 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: Skepolitic

The SPD is a middle-left party in the same way as CDU is middle-right. Most of the really left base split with the SPD after the Harz reforms in the Schröder era and founded together with the PDS(former SED) a new party named Die Linke.

If red is an indicator of a socialist party then the us repulicans are in big trouble.
If you look a the german flag and the color assosiated with the three main parties after WWII(CDU/CSU, FDP, SPD) you will see the connection.


27 posted on 03/19/2012 1:57:29 AM PDT by NMachiavelli
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To: NMachiavelli

If red is an indicator of a socialist party then the us repulicans are in big trouble.

The Republicans did not choose red, the MSM gave it to them.


28 posted on 03/19/2012 4:13:54 AM PDT by Kent1957
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To: ReformationFan

being a God believer would automatically put him in the political center.


29 posted on 03/20/2012 1:22:02 PM PDT by RitchieAprile (How about those Devils and Rangers? 3 fights no waiting!)
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