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  • Howard Dean: 'Bible Says Nothing About Gay Marriage'

    07/19/2005 11:20:38 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 152 replies · 4,558+ views
    Juiceenewsdaily ^ | June 23, 2005 | Landon Howell
    (JND) - As I sat down to read through some scripture Thursday night, I reached for the remote to turn off the already-turned-on TV. It was then that a sit-down session between Jon Stewart and Howrad Dean on Comedy Central's The Daily Show caught my attention. Howard Dean speaking on national television...it's like watching a car crash in slow-motion. I couldn't resist. I set down my Bible, turned on the laptop, and prepared my fingers to record what sound bytes might spew from Dean's mouth. I didn't have to wait for long. "I have yet to find a reference to...
  • PREACHER TO DEAN: YOU CAN'T FAKE IT! (Left Leaning Preacher tells Dean to Shut Up about Religion!)

    07/11/2005 7:58:35 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 48 replies · 1,578+ views
    As if mouthy Howard Dean didn't have enough troubles, now comes a left-leaning evangelical, much in demand by the Democratic Party, telling the party boss to shut up about religion. "Dean doesn't understand religion very much," says Jim Wallis, who has advised many Democratic leaders. He meets with Dean this week as part of the chairman's effort to woo the churchgoing crowd. Now promoting his book God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It, Wallis says he'll tell Dean not to fake it on religion. "The worst thing people could do is be inauthentic,"...
  • Trying to play the Jesus card

    04/15/2005 11:31:51 AM PDT · by JZelle · 32 replies · 938+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-15-05 | Wes Pruden
    Howard Dean, the chief screamer and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, thinks he has the formula for a Democratic revival: Jesus, guns and balanced budgets. He told Arkansas newspaper columnist John Brummett on the eve of a meeting of state chairmen in Little Rock that he wants Democrats to speak up for "values." "We need to talk about Christian values and how they're Democratic values," he said. "Jesus taught to help the least among us. He spent his life reaching out to the disenfranchised. The Democratic Party is the party of that value, not the Republican Party."
  • Dean's formula: Jesus, balanced budgets, gun neutrality

    04/11/2005 12:51:21 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 28 replies · 798+ views
    Howard Dean called the other day and started talking about Jesus. Yes, that Howard Dean. Yes, that Jesus. Dean is the doctor and former Vermont governor who now is chairman of the Democratic National Committee, having pretty much screamed himself out of the Democratic presidential nomination last year. Along the campaign path he remarked that his favorite New Testament book was Job, which, actually, is in the Old Testament. It was insinuated that Dean, like the Alan Alda character on "West Wing," wasn't all that much for church-going. The way to insinuate such a thing is to call a man...
  • Christians For Dean ("...because Jesus Isn't A Republican.") (Laugh Aloud Alert!!)

    02/06/2004 10:14:54 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 46 replies · 107+ views
    Welcome to the Christians for Dean website. We exist to invite people of faith to consider joining the grassroots movement to elect Howard Dean president. Evangelical Christians have traditionally voted Republican based on the pro-life/abortion issue alone. This created the voting bloc known as the "religious right' and the powerful Christian Coalition lobby. With a sometimes token stance against abortion, the Republican Party co-opted us into an entire economic and foreign policy agenda that has nothing to do with biblical values and commitments. Mr. Bush has said his favorite philosopher is Jesus Christ. Yet his political priorities are often at...
  • Hopefuls put their faith in campaigns

    02/04/2004 10:41:36 PM PST · by kattracks · 151+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/05/04 | Julia Duin
    <p>In an attempt to compete with President Bush's unabashed discussion of religion while in office, Democratic presidential candidates are making similar stabs at God-talk.</p> <p>So far, there's little debate as to who is winning on the faith front. While Mr. Bush discusses his faith this morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean is still recovering from his Jan. 2 misidentification of Job as a book in the New Testament.</p>
  • Is Being a Christian Enough?: Kingdoms in Conflict Today

    01/28/2004 11:31:57 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 20 replies · 112+ views
    BreakPoint ^ | 28 Jan 04 | Chuck Colson
    In the past few weeks, the issue of religion and politics has occupied center stage in the presidential campaign. When one person isn't predicting the outcome based on what he claims God personally told him, another person is insisting that, appearances notwithstanding, he is a Christian. While this makes for fascinating political theater, the important question is: How important is the religious faith of a particular candidate? In a recent New Republic article, Franklin Foer called Vermont Governor Howard Dean "one of the most secular candidates to run for president in modern history." In Foer's estimation, Dean's secularism, and not...
  • The new discimination against the nonreligious

    01/20/2004 4:22:03 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 17 replies · 164+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/20/04 | Cathy Young
    <p>THE OTHER day, I was reading an interview with Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean in Newsweek when I had to stop and check that it was indeed Newsweek and not, say, Christianity Today. Yes, it was indeed Newsweek. And, after a series of questions about a variety of public policy issues, Dean was asked, out of the clear blue, the following question: "Do you see Jesus Christ as the son of God and believe in him as the route to salvation and eternal life?" For the record, Dean's somewhat cagey answer probably did little to assuage doubts about his religious faith: "I certainly see him as the son of God. I think whether I'm saved or not is not gonna be up to me." The real issue, though, is why this question even came up in a political magazine. Do we now have a religious test for public office -- something that was explicitly rejected by the Founders of the United States of America?</p>
  • Bible Belt wary of Dean 'conversion'

    01/12/2004 9:47:29 PM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 132+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/13/04 | Charles Hurt
    <p>Many South Carolina Democrats believe presidential hopeful Howard Dean's promise to talk about his relationship with Jesus is a calculated ploy to pander to Southerners — in particular blacks — participating in next month's South Carolina primary.</p> <p>"A lot of Democrats here are calling it his 'Road to Columbia conversion,' " said one senior state Democrat, referring to the state's capital city.</p>
  • An Open Letter to Howard Dean

    01/11/2004 5:42:25 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 8 replies · 188+ views
    Baptist Press, www.lifeway.com ^ | 1-11-04 | Brent Thompson
    An Open Letter to Howard Dean FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) — Dear Dr. Howard Dean, Please stop. Stop trying to fool American Christians into thinking you know the Bible. You are embarrassing yourself, even though I am sure you are convinced you are executing a savvy tactic by coming out of the Christian closet after all these years of acting like you are a committed secularist. If you are serious about your newly expressed Christianity, please take some time and learn a bit more about it before spouting off startling theological statements. Case in point: In a recent interview, you...
  • In God He Trusts

    01/11/2004 8:12:50 AM PST · by shortstop · 13 replies · 129+ views
    Wall Street Journal-Opinion Journal ^ | 1/11/04 | Christopher Buckley
    <p>Howard Dean searches for the Almighty--and we search for both of them.</p> <p>"In a shift, Howard Dean says he will mention God* more often in his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination."</p> <p>"God*, it's great to be here with you in Iowa."</p>
  • Biblical Scholar Howard Dean Declares People Perfect

    01/10/2004 9:41:11 PM PST · by Russ_Jowski · 48 replies · 134+ views
    1/10/04 | Russ Jowski
    Biblical Scholar Howard Dean Declares People Perfect By Russ Jowski Dean didn’t actually say “people are perfect,” but Democrats rarely express their true opinions. Dean said: “From a religious point of view, if God had thought homosexuality is a sin, he would not have created gay people.” For the moment, let’s ignore (as Dean apparently did), that the Bible calls homosexuality “detestable” or an “abomination” (depending on the translation) and that it explicitly states that homosexuals will not “inherit the kingdom of God.” Dean argues that because God created homosexuals, homosexuality cannot be a sin. It directly follows that because...
  • Religion guided Gov. Dean... retroactively

    01/10/2004 5:03:31 PM PST · by Holly_P · 6 replies · 231+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 09, 2004 | Associated Press
    MONTPELIER, Vt. — When Vermont Gov. Howard Dean signed landmark legislation in 2000 giving marriage rights to gay couples, he explained that it was the "right thing for Vermont and the United States of America" and a matter of simple fairness. He said nothing about how religious faith swayed his thinking. But in 2004, pursuing the Democratic presidential nomination and seeking to connect with voters for whom religion is an important part of their values, Dean said his faith helped him decide that he should sign the law. "The hallmark of Christianity is to reach out to people who have...
  • Dean's Faith-Based Folly

    01/09/2004 9:12:57 PM PST · by Pikamax · 15 replies · 223+ views
    WashingtonPost ^ | 01/10/04 | Colbert I. King
    washingtonpost.com Dean's Faith-Based Folly By Colbert I. King Saturday, January 10, 2004; Page A19 Howard Dean took a pass on yesterday's Democratic presidential candidates debate, hosted by WTOP radio and George Washington University. Too bad. He missed a chance to show Democrats in the nation's capital that he cared enough to come to their first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Most of all, though, Dean lost out on a chance to be publicly declared the victor in a contest that he won even before the first Democratic votes are cast Tuesday in the District or later in the month in Iowa and New...
  • The Democrats' Forced Conversion

    01/09/2004 5:51:32 AM PST · by .45MAN · 25 replies · 1,692+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.COM ^ | January 8,2004 | Ann Coulter
    When they were fund-raising, the Democratic candidates for president all claimed to be Jewish. Now that they are headed for Super Tuesday down South, they've become Jesus freaks. Listening to Democrats talk about Jesus is a little like listening to them on national security: They don't seem terribly comfortable with either subject. To ease Democrats into the Jesus thing, the Democratic Leadership Council is holding briefings for Democratic candidates teaching them how to talk about religion. The participants were warned that millions of Americans worship a supreme being whose name is not Bill Clinton. As has been widely reported, the...
  • Religion & Presidential Election: Candidates Talk About Their Faith & Its Impact on Political Life

    01/09/2004 10:49:18 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 3 replies · 174+ views
    Religion and The Presidential Election: Candidates Talk About Their Faith and Its Impact on Their Political Life 1/9/04 1:06:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Political and Religion reporters Contact: John Lynner Peterson or Don Parker, 202-639-6370, both of the Interfaith Alliance; http://www.interfaithalliance.org WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- With religion becoming a predominant theme in the 2004 presidential elections, The Interfaith Alliance (TIA) announced today the release of the first segment of their video interviews with eight of the nine 2004 Democratic candidates for President. The TIA Video Questionnaire focuses on the candidate's personal views on faith, how those...
  • God and Green Mountains: The taciturn spirituality of Howard Dean's home state.

    01/09/2004 11:40:50 AM PST · by ScottL. · 7 replies · 254+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 9, 2004 | Geoffrey Norman
    <p>"He fought against self-righteousness of people who had everything. . . . He was a person who set an extraordinary example that has lasted 2,000 years, which is pretty inspiring when you think about it."</p> <p>This is a fair example of the way people in New England talk--and think--about Jesus, and you will hear a variation on that theme from the pulpit of any Congregational church in Vermont this Sunday.</p>
  • James Taranto's Best Of The Web Today: God and Gays Again

    01/09/2004 2:02:58 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 104+ views
    Opinion Journal/WSJ ^ | Friday, January 9, 2004 | James Taranto
    <p>Democratic front-runner Howard Dean said Wednesday that his decision as governor to sign the bill legalizing civil unions for gays in Vermont was influenced by his Christian views, as he waded deeper into the growing political, religious and cultural debate over homosexuality and the Bible's view of it.</p>
  • CONVERSION

    01/08/2004 8:42:30 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 5 replies · 137+ views
    TNR ^ | 01.08.04 | by Adam B. Kushner
    Candidate: Howard Dean Category: Intellectual Honesty Grade: F It has hard for strategically-minded Democrats not to be relieved when Howard Dean abruptly recognized his vulnerability on religion (though it was a bit worrying that he did so almost certainly in response to this article by Franklin Foer). But Dean's most recent tactic is either brazen, or astonishingly ignorant. In his clumsy effort to neutralize the religion issue, Dean has announced that his Christianity informed his decision to sign the bill legalizing civil unions. Come on! A guy who, up through yesterday, told people he didn't let religion influence any of...
  • God must be confused! Joseph Farah deciphers Dean's affirmation of homosexuality

    01/09/2004 12:51:15 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 192+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, January 9, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    God must be confused Posted: January 9, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com To listen to Howard Dean, you would have to conclude that God is confused. It's not Howard Dean who doesn't understand unambiguous statements in both the Old Testament and the New Testament on the immorality of homosexuality. It's got to be God who is confused. In his quest for the highest office in the land, the Democratic candidate said this week that his decision to sign the bill legalizing civil unions for homosexuals in Vermont was influenced by his Christian faith – a faith he recently decided to unveil...
  • Howard Dean stumbles upon the Creator: Rabbi Boteach asserts the truly religious hate evil

    01/09/2004 12:58:41 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 1,515+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, January 9, 2004 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    Howard Dean stumbles upon the Creator Posted: January 9, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Well hallelujah! Praise the Lord. Howard Dean has found God. Glory be. The former Vermont governor and democratic frontrunner says he'll be talking a lot more about religion and faith in the campaign as he now tries to woo Southerners in the presidential election. According to the Washington Post, "Dean said frequent trips to Bible Belt states such as South Carolina, where evangelical Christianity flourishes ... are prompting him to more candidly discuss his faith." Now there's a man of conviction for you ... bringing God out...
  • Dean Says Faith Swayed Decision on Gay Unions

    01/08/2004 8:18:33 AM PST · by Robbin · 28 replies · 157+ views
    This is a quote from an interview with Dean: "The overwhelming evidence is that there is very significant, substantial genetic component to it," Dean said in an interview Wednesday. "From a religious point of view, if God had thought homosexuality is a sin, he would not have created gay people." The mere existence of behavior is proof that it has gods stamp of approval? Okay, now change the quote to any other type of activity. You can come up with half a dozen without leaving the main topic of Sex. How about Pedophiles for example? Please…..
  • DEAN DIDN'T MENTION FAITH IN 2000 SPEECH! (LIAR LIAR!)

    01/08/2004 10:45:19 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 17 replies · 164+ views
    WINS News ^ | 1/8/04
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- When Vermont Gov. Howard Dean delivered an impassioned speech April 26, 2000, on why he was signing a civil unions law granting marriage rights to gay couples, he never mentioned religion as a reason. Now, as he seeks the Democratic presidential nomination and tries to connect with voters for whom religion is an important part of their values, Dean has said that his faith was one of the reasons he signed the law. "The hallmark of Christianity is to reach out to people who have been left behind," Dean told reporters Tuesday night. "So there was...
  • In God He Trusts (Howard Dean talks about religion, well God anyway)

    01/08/2004 5:26:38 AM PST · by presidio9 · 16 replies · 155+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 8, 2004 | CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY
    <p>"In a shift, Howard Dean says he will mention God more often in his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination." -- The New York Times, Jan. 4.</p> <p>Your Google Search for "Howard Dean" and "God" resulted in 49,201 matches.</p> <p>"God, it's great to be here with you in Iowa."</p>
  • The Democrats' Forced Conversion

    01/08/2004 5:05:44 AM PST · by 7thson · 16 replies · 113+ views
    FrontPage Magazine.com ^ | January 8, 2004 | Ann Coulter
    When they were fund-raising, the Democratic candidates for president all claimed to be Jewish. Now that they are headed for Super Tuesday down South, they've become Jesus freaks. Listening to Democrats talk about Jesus is a little like listening to them on national security: They don't seem terribly comfortable with either subject. To ease Democrats into the Jesus thing, the Democratic Leadership Council is holding briefings for Democratic candidates teaching them how to talk about religion. The participants were warned that millions of Americans worship a supreme being whose name is not Bill Clinton. As has been widely reported, the...
  • The Jesus Thing

    01/08/2004 6:23:51 AM PST · by alloysteel · 17 replies · 67+ views
    Universal Press Syndicate ^ | January 8, 2004 | Ann Coulter
    When they were fund-raising, the Democratic candidates for president all claimed to be Jewish. Now that they are headed for Super Tuesday down South, they've become Jesus freaks. Listening to Democrats talk about Jesus is a little like listening to them on national security: They don't seem terribly comfortable with either subject. To ease Democrats into the Jesus thing, the Democratic Leadership Council is holding briefings for Democratic candidates teaching them how to talk about religion. The participants were warned that millions of Americans worship a supreme being whose name is not Bill Clinton. As has been widely reported, the...
  • Dean's Jesus talk is ringing false in the South

    01/08/2004 6:14:57 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 59 replies · 394+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | 8-Jan-2004 | Kathleen Parker
    Dr. Howard Dean's God problem is like his Confederate flag problem. The more he tries to explain himself, the worse it gets and the further from political grace he strays. First Dean swears he's committed to Jesus Christ, then says he'd rather not talk about it. Except in the South, where he promises he'll be saying more and more about religion.Which doesn't come easily to him, he reminds us, because he's from the Northeast where people don't wear their religion on their sleeves, as do those good folks down yonder.But, well, when in Rome - Georgia, that is - praise...
  • Dean, God and Taxes

    01/07/2004 9:55:27 PM PST · by kattracks · 52+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 1/08/04 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- When six opponents gathered at public broadcasting studios outside Des Moines last Sunday for yet another debate, they searched frantically for some way to slow Howard Dean's presidential express. Two candidates blistered the Democratic front-runner for advocating across-the-board tax increases, but no adversary dared bring up Dean's mixture of religion and politics. However, one of the three news media questioners, National Public Radio's Michele Norris, raised Dean's new promise to talk about God and Jesus in the South. "In the Northeast," Dean replied, "we do not talk openly about religion." However, "in the South, people do integrate religion...
  • Dean Says Faith Swayed Decision on Gay Unions

    01/07/2004 8:57:49 PM PST · by Pikamax · 138 replies · 2,669+ views
    WashingtonPost ^ | 01/08/04 | Jim VandeHei
    Dean Says Faith Swayed Decision on Gay Unions By Jim VandeHei Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, January 8, 2004; Page A01 MUSCATINE, Iowa, Jan. 7 -- Democratic front-runner Howard Dean said Wednesday that his decision as governor to sign the bill legalizing civil unions for gays in Vermont was influenced by his Christian views, as he waded deeper into the growing political, religious and cultural debate over homosexuality and the Bible's view of it. "The overwhelming evidence is that there is very significant, substantial genetic component to it," Dean said in an interview Wednesday. "From a religious point of view,...
  • Jesus is just all right with Dean

    01/06/2004 11:18:13 PM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 85+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 1/07/04 | Kathleen Parker
    Dr. Howard Dean's God problem is like his Confederate flag problem. The more he tries to explain himself, the worse it gets and the further from political grace he strays. First Dean swears he's committed to Jesus Christ, then says he'd rather not talk about it. Except in the South, where he promises he'll be saying more and more about religion. Which doesn't come easily to him, he reminds us, because he's from the Northeast where people don't wear their religion on their sleeves, as do those good folks down yonder. But, well, when in Rome - Georgia, that is...
  • The Jesus thing

    01/07/2004 4:18:10 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 27 replies · 172+ views
    wnd ^ | January 07, 2004 | Ann Coulter
    When they were fund-raising, the Democratic candidates for president all claimed to be Jewish. Now that they are headed for Super Tuesday down South, they've become Jesus freaks. Listening to Democrats talk about Jesus is a little like listening to them on national security: They don't seem terribly comfortable with either subject. To ease Democrats into the Jesus thing, the Democratic Leadership Council is holding briefings for Democratic candidates teaching them how to talk about religion. The participants were warned that millions of Americans worship a supreme being whose name is not Bill Clinton. As has been widely reported, the...
  • THIS BABY WON'T CRAWL: HOWARD DEAN'S CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS

    01/07/2004 9:24:02 AM PST · by Apolitical · 14 replies · 157+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | by Denis Schulz
    " The Christian Right has been very articulate, but they have been exclusive and very judgmental of anyone who doesn't agree with them. People may want to label us the Christian Left. But what we really are about is mainstream issues and truth, and if that makes us left, then that shines even more light on the need for a shift in our society." With those fine words, the Rev. Albert M. Pennybacker launched the Clergy Leadership Network (CLN), the religious left's answer to Falwell, Robertson, and company. Pennybacker is closest to God in the organization's order of battle. He's...
  • Dr. Dean talks religion

    01/06/2004 8:23:25 PM PST · by Dubya · 30 replies · 52+ views
    BP NEWS ^ | Jan 6, 2004 | R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Democrat front-runner Howard Dean is talking a lot about Christianity and religion these days. Or at least he's talking about something he thinks is Christianity. He says he will have to talk this way to reach southerners. He had better hope they're not listening closely. Dr. Dean has been telling the press and the public that he now intends to talk about his faith. The announcement caught the media off-balance as Dean announced that he would now claim a Christian identity and mention Jesus on the campaign trail. As one might expect, there is a good deal more...
  • A Goal for Dean: Push a Multi-Faith Theme

    01/06/2004 8:09:08 AM PST · by presidio9 · 3 replies · 83+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | January 6, 2004 | Marie Cocco (aka "Cukoo")
    Howard Dean intends to start talking about his personal faith. The revelation, made to a few reporters aboard the Democratic presidential candidate's campaign plane during a holiday-season trip to Iowa, inspires contradictory and uncomfortable responses. Please, don't. And bring it on. Don't, because we have, already, too much religion in our politics. And it is hard to see how the resurgence of religion as a matter of public discourse - and, under President George W. Bush, as a foundation of public policy - has made our nation or our politics more tolerant of anyone but Christians and, in particular, conservative...
  • Dean Narrowing His Separation of Church and Stump

    01/05/2004 4:54:55 AM PST · by billorites · 10 replies · 84+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 3, 2004 | JODI WILGOREN
    STORM LAKE, Iowa, Jan. 3 — Little by little, the Lord is seeping into Howard Dean's presidential campaign. In South Carolina the other day, an invocation preceded the political speeches, and David Mack, a state legislator, closed the rally with "God bless you and keep you." In Iowa last weekend, Dr. Dean referred to the New Testament. On Friday in New Hampshire, he invoked a Muslim phrase, "inshallah," God willing, to make a point about Americans believing they control their destiny. "I'm still learning a lot about faith and the South and how important it is," Dr. Dean, the former...
  • Dems Get Religion

    01/05/2004 4:13:59 AM PST · by kattracks · 15 replies · 204+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 1/05/04 | Don Feder
    A funny thing happened to the Democrats on their way to the 2004 presidential election: They got religion. But their conversion – conveniently timed, politically motivated – is unlikely to impress evangelical Christians.Like a death-row inmate finding Jesus while petitioning for a stay of execution, the Democrats have discovered the power of faith – faith that they can convince Southerners that voting Democratic is compatible with that old-time religion.In an interview with the editors of The Boston Globe (not coincidentally, published on Christmas day), former Vermont Governor Howard Dean said he expects to invoke Jesus often and early, as he campaigns...
  • Safire: Job and Dean

    01/04/2004 8:01:57 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 53 replies · 240+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 01/05/04 | William Safire
    WASHINGTON — "Who is this that darkeneth knowledge by words without counsel?" So thundered God in the Hebrew Bible to his servant Job. That upright and blameless man had dared to challenge the Lord's unfairness in stripping him of his wealth and killing his children. Last week, some five or six millennia later, "words without counsel" by Howard Dean were heard about the most controversial book in all theology. As he heads into what H. L. Mencken called the "Bible Belt," the candidate moved to plug an apparent hole in his résumé about an interest in religion. After hearing Dean's...
  • 'I'm Feeling Like Job' (Dean on the heat of battle, Osama bin Laden—and Jesus)

    01/04/2004 10:18:19 AM PST · by Maria S · 23 replies · 109+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Jan. 12 issue | Staff
    <p>It's rough at the top, or so insurgent turned front runner Howard Dean is finding out. Dean addressed the incoming fire, his latest thoughts on Osama bin Laden and his favorite Biblical passages in a conversation with NEWSWEEK's Howard Fineman last week.</p>
  • Howard Dean's favorite New Testament Book: Job

    01/04/2004 9:51:01 AM PST · by leftcoaster · 54 replies · 522+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/4/2004 | JODI WILGOREN
    Asked his favorite New Testament book, Dr. Dean named Job, adding: "But I don't like the way it ends." "Some would argue, you know, in some of the books of the New Testament, the ending of the Book of Job is different," he said. "I think, if I'm not mistaken, there's one book where there's a more optimistic ending, which we believe was tacked on later." Job, the Old Testament story of a righteous man who suffers hardships as a test of his faith, ends with the Lord restoring his fortunes and the protagonist living to be "an old man,...
  • Dean Admits Jesus is Son of God in MSNBC Interview: "I', Feeling Like Job"

    01/04/2004 8:00:16 AM PST · by nwrep · 54 replies · 159+ views
    MSNBC ^ | January 4, 2004 | Howard Fineman
    Fineman: If the military would get Osama bin Laden in its sights, do you think that they should kill him on sight?I think that is not my call. I'm not going to get into that. ....... Fineman:Do you see Jesus Christ as the son of God and believe in him as the route to salvation and eternal life? I certainly see him as the son of God. I think whether I'm saved or not is not gonna be up to me.
  • Dean Wrestles with Religion on Campaign Trail

    01/04/2004 4:13:31 AM PST · by kattracks · 21 replies · 100+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/04/04 | Patricia Wilson
    STORM LAKE, Iowa (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean, a New Englander reluctant to discuss religion on the campaign trail, is finding his voice in time for next month's critical contest in South Carolina where faith is an integral part of life and politics. "Americans have a healthy respect for God," he told a pancake breakfast in western Iowa on Saturday, hours after a lengthy theological conversation with reporters aboard his campaign plane. "I think that I am gradually getting more comfortable with talking about religion in a way that I did not talk about it before," the former...
  • Dean has a strange way of showing his belief in Jesus

    01/03/2004 9:20:41 PM PST · by nwrep · 31 replies · 140+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Jan 4, 2004 | Cal Thomas
    Democrats have been trying hard in recent years to squeeze God into their politics, perceiving that Republicans have an edge on invoking the Creator to bless their policies. Democrats worry they suffer from a "God gap." Bill Clinton and Al Gore, with their Southern Baptist backgrounds, were fluent in the language of religion, though not always in its personal application. Who can forget Easter Sunday 1996, when President Clinton emerged from church flashing a Bible for the cameras and later returning to the White House, where Monica Lewinsky got down on her knees to perform an act that did not...
  • Howard Dean: Job Was My Favorite Disciple, Jesus Was A Registered Democrat

    01/03/2004 7:58:01 PM PST · by 11th Earl of Mar · 40 replies · 210+ views
    "God told me that Jesus was a registered Democrat and that I will beat George Bush in a blowout next year." more to follow...
  • Dean Now Willing to Discuss His Faith; Cites Gospels as Major Influences in Life

    01/03/2004 7:49:06 PM PST · by nwrep · 60 replies · 243+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2003 | Jim VandeHei
    STORM LAKE, Iowa, Jan. 3 -- Howard Dean, after practicing a quiet Christianity throughout his political career, said he is talking more about his faith because the presidential race has awakened him to the importance of religious expression, especially to southerners. "I am not used to wearing religion on my sleeve and being open about it," the former Vermont governor told reporters aboard his campaign plane late Friday night. "I am gradually getting more comfortable to talk about religion in ways I did not talk about it before." Dean said frequent trips to South Carolina, where evangelical Christianity flourishes often...
  • Dean Narrowing Separation of Church and Stump; Invokes Muslim Phrases; Claims Biblical Knowledge

    01/03/2004 6:23:24 PM PST · by nwrep · 203 replies · 846+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 4, 2004 | JODI WILGOREN
    STORM LAKE, Iowa, Jan. 3 — Little by little, the Lord is seeping into Howard Dean's presidential campaign. In South Carolina the other day, an invocation preceded the political speeches, and David Mack, a state legislator, closed the rally with "God bless you and keep you." In Iowa last weekend, Dr. Dean referred to the New Testament. On Friday in New Hampshire, he invoked a Muslim phrase, "inshallah," God willing, to make a point about Americans believing they control their destiny. "I'm still learning a lot about faith and the South and how important it is," Dr. Dean, the former...
  • Jesus is a Democrat, claims Dean as he woos Bush faithful

    01/03/2004 3:06:13 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 269 replies · 784+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 01/04/04 | Julius Coman
    In a striking shift in strategy on the stump, Democratic presidential candidates are attempting to enlist God on their side to counter President George W Bush's overwhelming popularity among religious voters.   Howard Dean addresses a New Hampshire meeting Howard Dean, the Democratic frontrunner, is the latest to try the tactic. Despite previously sticking to his pledge to keep "God and guns" out of politics, he all but recruited Jesus Christ as a liberal Democrat in an interview over the Christmas period.For his part, Gen Wesley Clark has begun speaking in church halls throughout the South and has hired a...
  • What a Friend We Have in Jesus

    01/02/2004 6:33:41 AM PST · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 129+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, January 2, 2004
    <p>It's not exactly on-the-road-to-Damascus stuff. It's not even the epiphany he experienced over a disputed bike path that ultimately led him to leave the Episcopal Church for the Congregationalists. But on the road to the South Carolina primaries Howard Dean suddenly invoked the J-word.</p>
  • Dr. Dean Has Found Jesus!

    12/31/2003 8:52:11 AM PST · by ranair34 · 29 replies · 182+ views
    BushCountry.org ^ | 12/31/03 | Barbara J. Stock
    Dr. Dean And The Hypocritical OathBy Barbara J. Stock (bio) Other Articles by Barbara J. Stock Back to News / Home PageDr. Dean has found Jesus. Alleluia and Praise the Lord. He discovered him hitchhiking on some back road somewhere around the Mason-Dixon Line. After declaring that he wasn’t going to talk about “God, guns and gays” down south, his handlers once again grabbed him by his nose hairs and told him “ixnay on God stuff”.” I expect Dr. Dean will go to a black church, state he’s on a “mission from God”, don some sunglasses and Sdo some...
  • Dean's pleadings

    12/31/2003 1:07:40 AM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 104+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/31/03 | Cal Thomas
    Democrats have been trying hard in recent years to squeeze God into their politics, perceiving that Republicans have an edge on invoking the Creator to bless their policies. Democrats worry they suffer from a "God gap."     Bill Clinton and Al Gore, with their Southern Baptist backgrounds, were fluent in the language of religion, though not always in its personal application. Who can forget Easter Sunday 1996, when President Clinton emerged from church flashing a Bible for the cameras and later returning to the White House, where Monica Lewinsky got down on her knees to perform an act that did not...
  • Howard Dean 'finds' Jesus

    12/30/2003 6:11:48 AM PST · by rhema · 106 replies · 248+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 12/30/03 | Cal Thomas
    Democrats have been trying hard in recent years to squeeze G-d into their politics, perceiving that Republicans have an edge on invoking the Creator to bless their policies. Democrats worry they suffer from a "G-d gap." Bill Clinton and Al Gore, with their Southern Baptist backgrounds, were fluent in the language of religion, though not always in its personal application. Who can forget Easter Sunday 1996, when President Clinton emerged from church flashing a Bible for the cameras and later returning to the White House, where Monica Lewinsky got down on her knees to perform an act that did not...