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Jesus for President?

I have to admit, I kinda dig this idea…  Too late for this year, but maybe 2012???

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Church launching Jesus for president campaign

Jesus Christ’s epic Sermon on the Mount, with its calls for peacemaking, helping the poor and working for justice, could well be compared to a modern political campaign speech in front of the multitudes in a modern stadium.

Now a Gilbert church is launching a Jesus for President campaign and will conduct a two-month effort starting in August – parallel to the U.S. presidential campaign – that emphasizes a familiar issue in the 2008 campaign: change.

“Advocating for Change Since 33 A.D.” is the secondary theme of the campaign that Pastor Mark Connelly is launching this weekend at Superstition Springs Community Church at 4450 E. Elliot Road.

Members will be asked to put “Jesus for President” signs in their yards and wear buttons with the same appeal. And like all candidates, it will be promoted by a Web site, http://www.anewplatform.com/.

“In the midst of political chaos and social inequality, Jesus ran a platform where people did not just lobby for change; they became change,” say the organizers of the campaign, which will be launched Aug. 9 and conclude Oct. 5.

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Read the entire article HERE

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  1. August 4, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Makes good sense to me. God did warn us that we could have earthly kings if we insisted, yet He was glad to continue to rule if we let Him. He even warned us how it would go under earthly rulers. 1 Samuel 8:10-20. Good post. Bryan

  2. August 4, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Even if Jesus was elected, He still might not be constitutionally eligible. You must be a US citizen (either born on US soil, or naturalized).

  3. fiercegrace
    August 4, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Naturalized citizens aren’t eligible for the presidency either – only native born citizens.

  4. John Mack
    August 4, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Isn’t this a copy cat of the Jesus For President book?

  5. fiercegrace
    August 4, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Don’t know for sure – haven’t read Claiborne’s book – but I would guess it probably is influenced by it.

  6. August 6, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Yes, you must be born here. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Israel approximately 1776 years before there were American citizens so He is not eligible to be president. We could amend the constitution to allow Dieties to become president however.

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