Louisiana GOP Governor Bobby Jindal and the Exorcism Story
Jim Geraghty wonders if it is important today of all days to remember Republican Governor Bobby Jindal’s experience with an exorcism, dating back to 1994.
Since Jindal is being touted as the anti-Obama and the great GOP 2012 Hope in delivering tonight’s GOP response to President Obama’s faux State of the Union Speech, it is.
David Brody has more about Jindal’s story about demons and spiritual warfare.
Republican Bobby Jindal has a big moment tonight. The national response he gives to President Obamaâ€™s speech tonight could be the launching pad for a 2012 presidential run.
If the Louisiana Governor runs for President in 2012, heâ€™ll have a lot going for him. Fiscal conservatives love him, social conservatives love him and he would literally be a fresh face for the GOP. Not your typical GOP politician if you know what I mean. Plus, he has the intellectual heft to go up against President Obama. But thereâ€™s one incident from his past that may scare some folks.
In 1994 when Jindal was in his early 20â€™s he wrote an article entitled, â€œBeating a Demon: Physical Dimensions of Spiritual Warfare.â€ In it he describes being present for what many would refer to as a spiritual exorcism. It involved his best friend at the time â€œSusan.â€ It is a truly captivating read full of talk of demons, screaming, praying, crosses, peace, etc. In many ways the whole experience left Jindal with more questions than answers but you can bet that if Jindal runs this topic will come up big time.
The Brody File has read the entire article but had to pay $1.50. To do the same, click here. However, The Brody File has provided a major excerpt of it below. This is in Jindalâ€™s own words and it is essential reading.
Iâ€™m sure some will read this and afterwards try to label Jindal as someone with strange religious views. But in typical Jindal fashion, he dissects the situation intellectually. He experienced something that clearly had a major impact in his life. Now if he does run for President, this incident will be under the microscope and heâ€™ll be put on the couch by the mainstream media.
Read the piece and reflect.
Then, the Exit Question: Can Jindal transcend some pretty strange and scary religious practices to run for the Presidency?
Technorati Tags: Bobby Jindal
An exorcism. What a scandal!
What is next? A vice presidential nominee known to eat crackers once a week and pretending that the cracker is the actual flesh of the Son of God?
bobby jindal is a scary dude. he actually said…”The strength of America is not found in our government. It is found in the compassionate hearts and enterprising spirit of our citizens.
Americans strength has always been found in the our government….. now this man, an anarchist, is telling us to steer away from government and rely on the individuals to pave our streets, provide health care, insure domestic and international traquility. This guy is a nut case. Good luck Louisiana ……
Lets let Blackwater take care of our nuclear weapons…. after all they are compassionate and enterprising.
Who is going to shoot unarmed black men like Sean Bell, Patrick Dorismond, and Amadou Diallo, other than government?
Who is going to intern people on the basis of ethnic heritage, other than government?