I heard Al Gore speak at a luncheon today and the tickets cost (an inconvenient truth) $35. But it was money well-spent.
Archive for January, 2008
One Sunday morning in Georgia. Two churches. I have to make a tough choice. Should I go to Jimmy Carter’s Sunday School class in Plains? Or should I worship with Mike Huckabee in Woodstock? What do you all think? Which would you do?
Mitt Romney supporters used to warn that a vote for Mike Huckabee was [cue the scary music] a vote for Rudy Giuliani. It wasn’t true of course — not in Iowa or New Hampshire or Michigan or South Carolina or Florida. Now they’re warning that a vote for Mike Huckabee is a vote for [cue the theme from Jaws] John McCain.
ATLANTA — The most famous Democratic Baptist politicians in the United States have flocked to Georgia the week before the state’s primary elections to talk about faith and public policy with thousands of fellow Baptists. (more…)
Candidates Release Fundraising Details
By The Associated Press – 16 minutes ago
I’m in Atlanta at the New Baptist Covenant event. One floor down, Hillary Clinton was speaking to African American Baptists. One floor up, President Jimmy Carter was politely and good-naturedly fending off questions about the 2008 presidential campaign.
The 71-year-old Michigan woman, a former Sunday School teacher, had been told she was no longer welcome at Allen Baptist Church, but showed up anyway. She was handcuffed and taken away.Click here for more.
TAMPA, Fla. – Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says he did nothing improper by holding a political fundraiser in a Texas televangelist’s church sanctuary last week.
CBS News says it will air a story tonight about “a top televangelist living in the lap of luxury — all tax free.”
I’ll post more details when I have them.
Plate passed for Huckabee at ministry site
Copeland allowed fundraiser where preachers had gathered
By Frank Lockwood
(c) 2008 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. — A televangelist under investigation by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee turned a national ministers’ gathering last week into a fundraising opportunity for Mike Huckabee, reportedly helping to raise thousands of dollars for the cash-strapped presidential candidate.
Huckabee fundraiser held at Texas ministry headquarters
Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee attended two church services in Orlando and one in Pensacola Sunday — and made a “virtual appearance” at a fourth service, speaking via telephone, in Jacksonville. In between, he suggested that the press is placing too much emphasis on the role of evangelicals in his campaign. He pointed to the enthusiastic reception he received at a “Fair Tax” rally in Jacksonville. Hundreds of supporters flocked to the event, chanting “I like Mike” and “Huck-a-bee.”
Gordon B. Hinckley, the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Sunday evening in Salt Lake. He was 97 years old. For extensive coverage of his life and legacy, here are some key resources.
Maybe Rudy Giuliani would like to reconsider that Pat Robertson endorsement… In a Beliefnet survey, only 19.6 percent say they have a favorable impression of the TV evangelist/GOP activist. The survey paints a more complex view of born-again Christians than is typically provided by the mainstream media.