Quoting Scripture

Kerry visited a church Sunday and quoted scripture.

‘What does it profit my brother if someone says he has faith, but does not have works,'” Kerry continued. “When we look at what is happening in America today, ‘Where are the works?’ For it is also written, ‘The doers of the word are no hearers only.

Bush was upset Kerry quoted scripture:

Bush campaign spokesman Steve Schmidt said Kerry’s comment “was beyond the bounds of acceptable discourse and a sad exploitation of Scripture for a political attack.”

So I guess this means that Bush never quotes scripture for political reasons? (Insert laughter here.)

This wasn’t difficult to find at all…

The current Bush frequently quotes Scripture and invokes prayer. He quoted the biblical prophet Isaiah in his State of the Union speech last month. (2/7/2003 Gannett News Service)

And lets not forget that Dubya Declared June 10, 2000 as “Jesus Day” in the State of Texas. Now, lets also remember the election was in November 2000. Does anyone at all believe that his proclamation as Governor of Texas was not political in any way?

0 thoughts on “Quoting Scripture

  1. rev_matt

    Actually, I think it’s more along the lines of the logic of calling ‘shotgun’ when headed to the car. Bush regularly uses religious imagery and leans heavily on his faith in faith (to be fair, he seems genuine in his religious pronouncements). I think he simply believes that since he ‘called it’ first then he’s the only one allowed to manipulate religion for political gain.