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I can’t ever imagine any of the pastors in any of the churches I have attended in any of the four states I have lived to put on a skit about a Presidential candidate wiping away tears, clearly mocking her. Isn’t there supposed to be separation of church and state? I thought churches get the tax exemptions they do if they keep politics away from the pulpit. So what exactly is going on in Barack Obama’s church? Or as I now should say, former church. Is this kind of talk happening at other churches and I just don’t know it?

It is a no-brainer, a no-brainer that Obama had better expect question after question about what he heard when he sat in the pews at his former church. He never heard any comments similar to the ones making the rounds on YouTube now?

IPGOTV Thanks for the kind comments and emails you’ve given me after my first shot at moderating a debate. I moderated the two man contest Friday at Iowa Public Television studios between George Eichhorn and Christopher Reed. No, I still don’t know why Steve Rathje opted not to take part. Although, Eichhorn and Reed had a few ideas. And, yes, this event, sponsored by the Polk County Republicans did run at the same time as the Republican Party of Iowa’s Lincoln Dinner. Two Republican events for supporters at the same time. One county party event. One state party event. Polk Co. Chair Ted Sporer and State Chair Stew Iverson–can you feel the love tonight?

And, no, for the record, I didn’t run 5 miles before the debate. The lights were really that hot. I kept trying to subtly wipe away what felt like buckets of sweat pouring down my face. It was foreshadowing for Dam to Dam the next day. I ran 2:07:13. Not the sub-2 hour race I wanted. And our softball team just fell to 0-3 for the season. Not quite the athletic week of champions.


  • Anonymous

    Pastors preach. That is their job. Politicians talk about politics. That is their job. Pastors and politics don’t belong. And I don’t want to see it in my church.

  • Anonymous

    This guy is unbelievable. Revered Wright is bad enough. What kind of church is this anyway? How could Obama have never heard any of this crap before? And I like Obama.

  • Anonymous

    I go to the largest Catholic church in the Des Moines diocese (St. Marys of Nazareth). I was disgusted when my priest started telling people to vote for Bush in 04. And just today we said a prayer to the Lord for the nominating contests (although they did include the Democratic one in our prayer).

  • Anonymous

    I am not sure if any of you all have ever been to a black church, but this is all very common. As for tax exemption status… Trinity Church has not endorsed a candidate… the pastors can do whatever they want tho…

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