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Louisiana GOP Governor Bobby Jindal’s exorcism

This is NOT good for the GOP.

Everything the media tried to pin on Sarah Palin, [Bobby] Jindal actually did: he promoted and signed a creationism bill (with help from the Discovery Institute), he took part in an amateur exorcism and claimed it cured a woman of cancer, and possibly worst of all, he pals around with people on the extreme edges of fundamentalist Christianity, and at least one person who has associated with outright neo-Nazis.

The details are here.

Flap had the creationism worry earlier today re: Mark Sanford, Tim Pawlenty, and Bobby Jindal.

And, to think, Flap was worried about Sarah Palin and her equivocation on creationism in the schools. Hell, Sarah looks pretty good compared to the others.

And, Jindal?

He will be eaten alive in a national campaign.

Next……


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8 Responses to “Bobby Jindal, Exorcism, Creationism and the GOP”
  1. Rick Jimmink says:

    Really? He hung out with fundamentalist Christians, did he? Believes the Bible literally, does he? Got elected governor of Louisiana, did he? Well he obviously must be a nut and we should burn him at the stake post haste.

    What party did you say you belonged to?

  2. Flap says:

    I am a Republican and have been for over 30 years as you would know if you did any research.

    I won’t be voting for Bobby Jindal for President.

    Sarah Palin is OK. But, Jindal – no way.

  3. Rick Jimmink says:

    Sorry, I didn’t know you were important enough to research. Thought you were just a nobody like me.

    Regarding your length as a Republican/Conservative, I have you on seniority at 37 years.

    Regarding your being a Christian, (per my recent research), doesn’t seem likely. If you believe in evolution then you are saying the Bible is not true, at least that part. If that is the case, then you are free to make whatever you would of the rest of it and end up with a big fat nothing.

    You don’t appear to be what you say you are. Too bad. The billing was pretty good.

  4. Flap says:

    Ok, I warned you on the other thread about the name calling.

    Now, you are insulting me.

    Many Christians believe in evolution of some fashion. Ever hear of Theistic Evolution? Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theistic_evolution

    This view is accepted (or at least not rejected) by major Christian churches, including Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church and some mainline Protestant denominations; some Jewish denominations; and other religious groups that lack a literalist stance concerning some holy scriptures. Various biblical literalists have accepted or noted openness to this stance, including theologian B.B. Warfield and evangelist Billy Graham….

    Many Christian denominations support or accept theistic evolution. For example, on 12 February 2006, the 197th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth was commemorated by “Evolution Sunday” where the message that followers of Christ do not have to choose between biblical stories of creation and evolution was taught in classes and sermons at many Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Presbyterian, Unitarian, Congregationalist, United Church of Christ, Baptist and community churches.[10]

    Additionally, the National Council of Churches USA has issued a teaching resource to “assist people of faith who experience no conflict between science and their faith and who embrace science as one way of appreciating the beauty and complexity of God’s creation.” This resource cites the Episcopal Church, according to whom the stories of creation in Genesis “should not be understood as historical and scientific accounts of origins but as proclamations of basic theological truths about creation.”[11]

    It is amazing that even though you do not know who I am (Google is your friend), you make some pretty grand insulting pronouncements and reach personal judgmental conclusions.

    Mighty Christian of you??

  5. Not being a creationist, I do know that most Americans at the very least are tolerant of creationism, if not outright true believers.

    79% of Americans think that “creationism” should be taught alongside
    evolution in public schools; only 20% thought evolution should be taught
    without mentioning creationism.
    –“Survey Finds Support Is Strong for Teaching 2 Origin Theories,” James
    Glanz, The New York Times, Mar. 11, 2000.

    Sarah Palin is OK. But, Jindal – no way.
    Jindal only won in Louisiana due to something called Katrina.

  6. Flap says:

    Michael,

    Tolerance in the public schools is comparing apples to oranges.

    Do you really think that creationism will be a positive for a Presidential candidate?

    Doubtful….

  7. Do you really think that creationism will be a positive for a Presidential candidate?
    No, I do not.

    However, if I were campaign manager of one of his opponents, I would not waste money on attack ads criticizing Governor Jindal for his support of creationism. Not enough voters are anti-creationist.

  8. Flap says:

    Jindal has some real problems with the perception that he is a religious weirdo with the creationism, plus exorcism, plus Christian neo-nazis.

    It is the entire package here.

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