Friday, September 19, 2008

Obama Camapign to Start Faith Tour


Starting next week and continuing for a month, the Obama campaign will be sponsoring a faith tour through battleground states. Stops are expected in Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Florida, New Mexico, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Pepperdine University professor Doug Kmiec, and former Indiana Congressman Tim Roemer (both pro-life Catholics) will be among the speakers. Issues will include healthcare, poverty, stewardship of God's Creation and reducing the numbers of abortions.

While Palin has been a boost to the McCain campaign with white, middle aged and older Evangelical Protestants, she has been a dud as far as Catholics, observant Jews and minority Evangelicals. The Obama campaign also has made inroads with many younger Evangelicals.

The faith tour will bring the campaign's message to people of faith and give them a chance to hear about the Obama-Biden campaign. It will seek out a broad and inclusionary audience, unlike the McCain-Palin campaign which rarely ventures outside the politically safe white Evangelical Protestant community and limits Catholic outreach to white conservatives.

The outreach to people of faith does not stop with this tour. Two independent groups have put out fantastic videos. Here are the links:


Matthew 25 Network with former Congressman Tony Hall:



Catholics United:


13 comments:

Rustler45 said...

Now look here folks. Here's what they want to push on our children and grandchildren. They will use the excuse that they are protecting them from molestation by strangers when in fact they are mentally raped by their teachers.

Now schools introduce a sex guide for your six-year-olds
By Laura Clark
Last updated at 8:16 AM on 18th September 2008

The fpa is producing 50,000 copies of the pamphlet and will promote them in primary schools

The first sex education pamphlet for six-year-olds is being marketed to primary schools to encourage teachers to start sex lessons earlier.

The comic, from the former Family Planning Association, includes illustrations of a naked girl and boy and invites youngsters to label the genitals.

The group, now called the fpa, is producing 50,000 copies of Let's Grow with Nisha and Joe in an initial print run and promoting it to schools across the UK.

The fpa insisted the 12-page comic, designed for use in school and at home by six and seven-year-olds, was a 'gentle introduction'.

But angry parents condemned it as 'too much too young' and warned against robbing children of their innocence.

Margaret Morrissey, of the lobby group Parents Outloud, said she would have gone 'ballistic' had her own children brought a copy home.

She said: 'Giving children explicit names for body parts at this age seems clinical.

'We are feeding them this information when they still should be playing with dolls and toy cars.

At that age, children are unlikely to have the ability to ask the right questions.

'We have got to be so careful that we are educating, not confusing or putting fear into their minds.'

Rustler45 said...

"While Palin has been a boost to the McCain campaign with white, middle aged and older Evangelical Protestants, she has been a dud as far as Catholics, observant Jews and minority Evangelicals."

Somebody please ring the Bllsht bell.

Thank you.

archangel said...

I sure wish that the press would seek out more of Sara's pastors comments as the media did for Obama's Rev. The Holy Rollers, now called Assembly of God, believes all JEWS are going to hell because they have not accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior.

Now there is something for the Jews to get excited about! I am sure the Jewish community will rally around Palin with a church philosophy like that. And don’t forget the war in Iraq, and Afghanistan is GODS WAR,from Sara's pastor and from her mouth, but don’t tell the Muslims as they think God is on their side.

As the GREAT real maverick republican Chuck Hagel said, "She doesn't have any foreign policy credentials," Hagel said in an interview. "You get a passport for the first time in your life last year? I mean, I don't know what you can say. You can't say anything." In defending her own foreign policy experience, Palin has said that Alaska’s proximity to Russia gives her international expertise. Hagel, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called that notion “insulting to the American people.”

I am tired of the FALSE prophets of the Republican Party. They have said for years that they will overturn Roe V Wade and have done nothing except accept the cash from party’s religious core. "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them.

By the way the FRUITS of the republican pary are ready and can be viewed in the stock market and banking sector as I write. The finachel market is in ruins so the republican party, which is in power,( BUSH ) nationalises businesses yet the republican party denies national health care, SCHIP, etc...( A PRO-LIFE ISUUE) yet nationalise big business. It would seem to me the Republicans have their priorites in the wrong place.

It seems that “the Bllsht bell.” Is ringing and it is tolling for the Republicans!

Rustler45 said...

ARCHANGEL SAID: "I am tired of the FALSE prophets of the Republican Party."

RUSTLER LAUGHS: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA

AND I SUPPOSE THE MARXISTS FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ARE THE TRUE PROPHETS???

GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!

William said...

"I am sure the Jewish community will rally around Palin with a church philosophy like that."

The scary part is that the Jews aligned with the Israel lobby in America absolutely glee over their church philosophy. Because they know that despite that church's belief the Jews "aren't saved," the same church believes Israel is central to the battle of Armageddon and the rapture. The Israel lobby knows that the church philosophy not only anticipates Armageddon, but have gotten it into their heads that it is their job to help bring it about.

The Israel lobby does not care whether the Pentecostals and fundies think they're not saved. They're happy so long as they can leverage those nut-cases' eschatological theology to promote their foreign policy agenda.

Go ahead, elect someone to be Vice-president of the United States who believes she has a theological mandate to bring about a final battle in the Middle East.

CatholicsForDemocracy said...

Oops. That last post was by me, via a different Google account.

archangel said...

Rustler,

You can take the CAPS off, you don't have to yell ALL the time.

archangel said...

The Republicans are nationalizing business and you call the Democrats Marxists!

ROTFLMAO!

Sean1 said...

ROTFLMAO!

which stands for "Ruster's Over To Falling in Love with MAO!"

Marie-Elsie said...

That is so true archangel. Who are the socialists now? We all are thanks to Bush and Co

Marie-Elsie said...

Since we have taken upon ourselves to socialize the losses of Wall Street, I demand that Education and Health Care be socialized as well.

Rustler45 said...

SEAN IGNORANTLY SAID: "The Republicans are nationalizing business and you call the Democrats Marxists!"

Hey dummy! The Democrats being
Marxists does not mutually exclude the Republicans being the same.

Being dragged from the Republican pile of dung into the Democrat sewer isn't a rescue.

CatholicsForDemocracy said...

"The Democrats being
Marxists does not mutually exclude the Republicans being the same."

The difference being that the Democrats were never Marxist, despite the rhetorical effort, on the part of conservatives, to apply that label.

To be fair, I agree that it is probably not, "Marxism" that bailed out Wall Street. It was fascism.

Either way, the people are screwed, whether for benefit of a Marxist State or the benefit of a financial elite.