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America For Jesus 2012: Christian Conservatives Hope To Spark Religious Revival With 40 Days Of Prayer

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President Obama is going to have some stiff competition this November. Not only will he have to contend with GOP candidate Mitt Romney but the president will also have to beat out Jesus Christ himself. A Christian Conservative group has started the “America For Jesus 2012″ campaign with the hopes of sparking a religious revival in America.

According to the Star Tribune, the people behind America For Jesus 2012 believe that many of the country’s problems have been caused by moral depravity.

The website reads:

“America is in a state of emergency evidenced by the symptoms of widespread moral depravity and economic meltdown … Education, government, and man’s wisdom cannot solve this problem.”

A prayer assembly will be held this weekend at the Independence Mall. Pat Robertson, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, and several preachers from around the country will be speaking this weekend.

ABC reports America For Jesus 2012 is nonpartisan. The group does, however, hope to influence whoever is in office next year to be mindful of Christian values.

John Blanchard, the executive pastor of Rock Church International in Virginia and national coordinator for the event, said:

“We are praying that God would touch America. We’re not Democrats and Republicans. We’re Christians.”

The prayer event may bill itself as nonpartisan but several of the speakers have been outwardly against President Obama due to his stance on gay marriage.

The America For Jesus 2012 Rally is asking people to pray for 40 days for the country to turn toward god. The 40 days of prayer will end on the day of the election.

What do you think of the prayer rally? Does America need to eliminate its sins to move forward?

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821 Responses to “America For Jesus 2012: Christian Conservatives Hope To Spark Religious Revival With 40 Days Of Prayer”

  1. Sharon Amundsen

    When I do at least I know I'll be in a much better place and not have to deal with ignorance like this. You don't know me. Don't lump all Christians in with these hate mongers.

  2. Anonymous

    I'm all for this rally, and as a Christian, I believe in prayer. I also don't support gay marriage, because marriage is a religious institution. I'm still voting for President Obama, because neither Romney nor the GOP platform represents the issues that are important to me. Unlike what many Christians may think, neither party is a "Christian" party, which is why I'm registered as an Independent. I don't agree with every issue that the Democratic Party defends/promotes, but I'm on board with many more issues on the Democratic side than the GOP side. I'm also not going to go so far as to tell other Christians they are wrong for supporting the party they believe in, as many have done to me, because I believe that's a form of judging, and I won't take part in it. A persons ethics, morals, etc. cannot be legislated, and I'm steadfast in my faith, just as my late grandmother was and she supported the Democratic party all her life. Somewhere underneath all of this, there's a layer of folks who refuse to believe President Obama is a Christian, although many Christians won't come out and say it. I take the man at his word, but at the end of the day, I don't have to worry about his ultimate destiny, only my own, so I refuse to judge this man and his relationship with Christ. I also don't believe in Mormonism, but I'm not going to judge Mitt Romney either, because we are clearly warned about doing so.

  3. Mark Espinosa

    I hate bible thumpers. We have a separation of church and state for a reason….

  4. Nancy Tippins Lemasters

    The reason that we have a separation of church and state is to make sure people can worship the way they like and goverment can't interfer! Not the other way around! Read your history book!!

  5. Silvia Planchett

    There is no god, no tooth fairy, no Leprechauns and no life after death but you still have these knuckle draggers praying and praising the non-existent "lord"!

  6. Connie Holden

    There is surely a hell for people like you L.scott Draper if you don't ask for forgiveness!

  7. Billy Wopple

    I find it more sad than ironic that most people who saw "America For Jesus 2012" instantly thought about how that particular religion is fake, how you hate it, and even that you want them to die. But yet, we try to be equal…. How can you be equal if you just criticize Christianity. You know… America was founded on Christian, CHRISTIAN MORALS AND CHRISTIAN BELIEFS, NO NOT MORMON'S, NOT JEHOVAWITNESS, the real CHRISTIANITY. Just because you don't believe it, doesn't give you the right to speak out for everyone. We used to be able to express god and Jesus back then, now all of a sudden it's the end of the world. America has been depleting in their moral values. NOT JUST CHRISTIAN ONES, THE COMMON SENSE ONES! Like being courteous, not being so selfish and greedy, ignoring the things inside you. It's a tough world no doubt, but why hate? If something isn't real you have no purpose to say anything. What your looking for is inside you.

  8. Anonymous

    you can prey and cross your fingers… but if you really want change, vote for Ron Paul.

  9. Billy Wopple

    You make a strong case, but you also are supposed to help. It's supposed to be part of you. All your decisions don't come from you but from God.

  10. Dave Price

    Nancy Tippins Lemasters I think religion needs to stay out of politics……period. People need to vote wisely for good representation, but that means representing all equaly and fairly, not just those of the chosen religion either. I am a believer, but I believe we all have choices in life and that is the true judgement of who we are, not forcing others into what we think they should do or what the bible says. That isn't the way to heaven………

  11. Douglas Parfait

    Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. -Seneca the Younger.

  12. LM Jones

    Gotta love separation of chuch and state – protects both sides from each other.

  13. LM Jones

    Gotta love separation of chuch and state – protects both sides from each other.

  14. Anonymous

    Beverly Heard-Warsop Unfortunately, this is the kind of comment that turns so many people off about Christianity. Do you feel the same way about all religions except yours, or is it just Muslims? Did you know 99%+ of Muslims are not involved in, nor do they condone hate and violence? I'm a Christian as well, but I refuse to judge others, and I'm not judging you. I'm just pointing out the facts that you may not know. The terrorists are called extremists for a reason.

  15. Linny Gutierrez

    What is it about America…. this country…that makes Christians think Jesus/God would approve of the way things are handled here…or the way we live…or think or pray or whatever? What makes them think the politics/religions of a country(any country) on a tiny miniscule plane/ speck of dust in an infintie universe has anything to do with the true scheme of things. Putting Jesus into politics…I think is despicable, and has nothing to do with His teachings.

  16. Martin Bellone

    I am a bible thumper and a registered voter and guess who is not going to get my vote! FYI There is no such thing as seperation of church and state anywhere in the Constitution! Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Congress will not establish a state religion and are expressly forbidin to make laws that PRHIBIT ME FROM THE FREEDOM TO EXERCISE MY RELIGION!!!!!!!

  17. Justin Case

    Oh yeah. I had one of so called bible trumpeters at my door just this week. and I do not love you in god's name you bunch of hypocrites.

  18. Steven Andrew Morgenthaler

    LScott Draper, i will have the bbq going strong in hell when we get there. Nevermind, hell is on earth with these evil christians. Truly the worst plague the world has ever seen. These bastards need to keep their corrupt ideals to themselves. Such rotten filth pushing their insanity into politics, I have no problem with folks believing in cosmic vampires but leave me the hell out of it!

  19. Martin Bellone

    Scott; guess what else the Constitution give me as a Christian? The right to keep and bear arms! You fell froggy leap and I will introduce you to Smith and Wesson. I will never be and aggressor but I will defend my family and property from any and all that want to do me harm!

  20. Justin Case

    Sharon Amundsen You will probably be in hell for spreading hate. I don't lump all christian in as hate mongers. Only 98 % of you.

  21. Dave Price

    exercise it all you want as long as you don't tread on my rights or beliefs……or interfer with my quality of life. I am live and let live. I have a problem with thumpers when they decide what is right for others due to their religious beliefs and lobby for it to be law.

  22. Magda du Toit

    Oh and by the way, could American (Christians also) please stop using the Lord's name in vain, like in every sentence? I've lived there for 8 years and I am still shocked to watch movies an TV programs where the Lord's.
    name is nothing but just another word. Go and check out the Ten Commandments, America!

  23. Terry Adley

    Dave, I agree with you in a way, however the country was founded on the believe in God not buda, mohammed, or any other God except Jesus Christ so whoever we elect should be a person that loves and believes in Jesus Christ. And I'm not saying Obama or Romney is not a christian

  24. Anonymous

    Wake up America and all non-Christians! If you can't see the demise and immorality of this nation, then you're just living in your own little world. Maybe you do see all the immorality, but think your own god (or Satan… or "mother nature") will eventually make things "all right." Maybe your life is so comfortable now and you don't care what happens to others – just yourself. Well there will be a day when your life (or afterlife) won't be so comfortable anymore, and you'll be BEGGING for help… and forgiveness. Well, I'm BEGGING YOU (all non-Christians) to give Jesus a try – a CHANCE – in your life right now. Just ask Him (from your heart) to come into your life and show you how you can BELIEVE.

  25. Martin Bellone

    Dave; When a majority of the people vote and place people into local, state and federal government, and those legeslators refelct the will of the people then the laws will reflect that. I personaly feel that Homosexuality is wrong as well as gay marriage but yet that has been shoved down my throat. So if you take that stance then be fair and stop treading on my beliefs!

  26. Martin Bellone

    Dave; When a majority of the people vote and place people into local, state and federal government, and those legeslators refelct the will of the people then the laws will reflect that. I personaly feel that Homosexuality is wrong as well as gay marriage but yet that has been shoved down my throat. So if you take that stance then be fair and stop treading on my beliefs!

  27. Benjamin Bishop

    I agree, keep religion out of this nation. What a HORRIBLE and TERRIBLE place the USA would be if everyone followed the 10 Commandments! No killing, no cheating on spouses, no theft, less profanity, kids honoring their mother and father, etc. Who in their right mind would want to live in a place like that? (BTW: this is sarcasm for those who don't recognize it) Jesus is my Lord and Savior—we have freedom of speech for a reason!

  28. Benjamin Bishop

    I agree, keep religion out of this nation. What a HORRIBLE and TERRIBLE place the USA would be if everyone followed the 10 Commandments! No killing, no cheating on spouses, no theft, less profanity, kids honoring their mother and father, etc. Who in their right mind would want to live in a place like that? (BTW: this is sarcasm for those who don't recognize it) Jesus is my Lord and Savior—we have freedom of speech for a reason!

  29. Benjamin Bishop

    I agree, keep religion out of this nation. What a HORRIBLE and TERRIBLE place the USA would be if everyone followed the 10 Commandments! No killing, no cheating on spouses, no theft, less profanity, kids honoring their mother and father, etc. Who in their right mind would want to live in a place like that? (BTW: this is sarcasm for those who don't recognize it) Jesus is my Lord and Savior—we have freedom of speech for a reason!

  30. Benjamin Bishop

    I agree, keep religion out of this nation. What a HORRIBLE and TERRIBLE place the USA would be if everyone followed the 10 Commandments! No killing, no cheating on spouses, no theft, less profanity, kids honoring their mother and father, etc. Who in their right mind would want to live in a place like that? (BTW: this is sarcasm for those who don't recognize it) Jesus is my Lord and Savior—we have freedom of speech for a reason!

  31. Terry Adley

    Steven I see you didn't pay any attention in your Catholic school, and I still love everyone. By the way I have been thumped a few times pretty hard, Love you brother in Christ.

  32. Judy Rae Jackson

    Please, the religious wrong has been shoving their bible thumping down EVERYONE'S throats for years. People knocking on my door, mailing me flyers, stuffing flyers on my car, on my door & in my mailbox. Mesages on my phone, booklets at work, enough is enough. Thump your bible in YOUR home or place of worship. Keep it OUT of my life. The Taliban is HERE in the USA, you know them as the religous right, although they are about as wrong as a group can get.

  33. Anonymous

    That's what's so ironic. The problem is, people don't believe Obama, especially other Christians. To that, I just say WOW. I actually had a guy tell me he supports the GOP platform because it better represents his "moral and ethical values." The same guy also told me he believes Romney is going to hell if he doesn't turn away from Mormonism. I don't even know what to think about that.

  34. Judy Rae Jackson

    The problem is many christians don't follow the 10 commandments or most of the bible. They cherry pick the verses & stories that fit into whatever their particular cult decides to follow. Hypocrites, every one of them.

  35. Dave Thrush

    How tolerant…I'm sure you're a liberal so called "Progressive" Hypocrite…

  36. Magda du Toit

    Oh and by the way could Americans please stop using the Lord's name in EVERY single sentence? I have lived there for 8 years and are now safely home, but I still cringe when I watch TN. Go and check out the Ten Commandments,
    Americans!

  37. Dave Thrush

    If we have separation of Church and state then perhaps you can get your presidents HHS Mandate OFF my sons College forcing them to bow to Obamacares anti Christian doctrines…

  38. Mike Thorne

    So many of your comments make it sound as if you believe that God is an American!

  39. Diego Rosenberg

    Christians (NOT Christianity) are the scourge of America. They are apt to twist God's word to rationalize hatred against others that don't fit their narrow view of the world. Additionally, we are not a theocracy, so religion has no place in how one should vote, i.e. you don't have to like gay marriage but a true American will support freedom for all citizens; if you spend your energy fighting gay marriage, you apparently hate America, the Constitution, and American values. My parents didn't come to America so people can be discriminated against just because they want to stick it where the sun don't shine.

  40. Benjamin Bishop

    This is true…only perfect person to walk the face of the Earth was Jesus Christ. I don't believe you will ever meet a Christian that claims to be perfect. So you've have met every Christian (to know every one of them is a hypocrite)? I don't think you classify a whole group of people based on what "many christians" do. Does that mean if someone named Judy murdered someone I should say that "all Judys" are murderers?

  41. Sue Burnside

    Neither the Republican party nor the Democrat party — nor Independents or Greens — are "Christian". Nor should any of them be in a DEMOCRACY where an elected official is hired to represent ALL PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS (including Athiests–it's a Belief, too).

    No party has a corner on God, Jesus, Allah, Yahweh, Mohammed. All parties are PEOPLE who are very different in thinking and behaving. This is OUR human species. Always has been. And as long as humans exist, always will be.

    A day of prayer is fine; just don't do it on public governmental grounds where non-christians have also paid "dues".

    I strongly believe in prayerful power, whether it's prayers of christians or buddhists or muslims or jews or hindu or indigenous peoples–any furverent praying, done for the good growth of ones spirit and for others spirits, is a wonderful thing to do.

    Any furverent praying done with negativity in the heart and soul for the destruction of another person/peoples, whether prayed by christians or not, is against basic concepts of ALL religions: concepts such as love one another, do unto others as you would want done to you, feed the poor, help those in need, pray without arrogance/showing off, share, give thanks to God (whomever you see as God) and LIVE your beliefs.

  42. Honer Rob

    Some how some way they have to maintain control over the sheep. If there was a Jesus and he was around today he sure would not be supporting the GOP.

  43. Anonymous

    Separation of church and state, yes, now and always. We don't need the American Taliban (Christians) dictating who we should worship, if we should worship or how we should live our lives. Stay out of politics!

  44. Theresa Green

    This is where alot of people misunderstand, it is not about religion, we don't force anything on anyone, we do however believe that what the bible says is the way to heaven.

  45. Adam Z McAlpin

    Are you serious? America is in a state of emergency and "Education, government, and man’s wisdom cannot solve this problem." WHAT? America is the 17th smartest country in the world. I live in MS which is the second dumbest state in the nation, the poorest, fattest, has the most teen pregnancies. Guess what-its also the most religious state as well and look how much that's helping. That is a completely asinine thing to say religious people. WTF?

  46. Kathleen A. Ceniti

    This is a good idea. Man cannot solve its own problems, they are too big, and the government is too corrupt. We need an intervention from God. Japan and China going at it, Iran ready to get nukes, nuts over there in North Korea, the american dollar losing its value. It is okay to get together and pray for our nation, hate us or not, it doea not really matter. You can seperate religion and state all you want, but you cannot take away a person's faith. If you do not like it, than stay away. The bible warns us that we are not to throw our pearls before swines anyhow. I will be praying!

  47. Allen Pierson

    So true Judy. It is also interesting to me just how the Bible in interperted by some. So many people can quote verses out of the book, but they fail miserbly when trying to understand what they quote!

  48. Ricky Rogers

    Having Christian principles is different from being a Christian.Most religions have similar principles and like a lot of Christians do not adhere to them. Mitt is not a Christian, his religion believes that Satin and Jesus are brothers and God lives on the planet Kolob. Many of these leaders have been fooled by Satin.

  49. Tony Muller

    Mark, We don hate you, God doesn't hate you either, His heart will be broken when you split hell wide open. I on the other hand will be oblivious. That Bible you express so much contempt for contains your only hope.

  50. Kenny Williams

    What part of "America is in no sense founded on the Christian religion" do these nutjobs not understand? This has never been, nor will it ever be, a "Christian nation," and they need to learn to accept that. Separation of church and state exists for a reason! "America For Jesus" my ass!

  51. Anonymous

    If you go and look up the winning lot numbers for the year 2008 in the state of Illinois… On the dates of Jan. 16, March 22, Oct 23, and on Nov.5… You will see they were 666… Three times before the election and then the day after… Do you think we were warned? Just two days after the third time it was 666 on Oct. 25… It was 911… In all of the articles where people were saying Obama being the Anti-Christ that I read this info was never in any of them… I looked it up after I saw on snopes about the day after the election… Yes we even got the good old 911 on Obama…

  52. Alice Brown

    You spelled God with a little g. We already have plenty turning to god with a little g. Let's hope we are turning to God with a capital G.

  53. Martin Bellone

    carl; sorry but you are completly wrong.

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
    or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
    or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
    or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
    or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

    I can practice my religion anywhere at anytime it is my right!

  54. Marvin Machleit

    Mark Espinosa: the reason you hate bible thumpers is because you have to justify your evil ways. the word exposes what you are and not what you think you are

  55. Stephen Hutchins

    Sue, have you considered that every one of the items you listed as "basic concepts of ALL religions" applies to Christianity, but not necessarily to other religions? The concept of "do unto others as you would want done to you" comes directly from Jesus, not from Islam, Buddhism, or any other religion. "Pray without arrogance/showing off" comes directly from Jesus as well, and he was telling this to a group of Jewish people. Similarly, the command to "love one another" comes from the Bible and is repeated by Jesus and His disciples. It is not a pillar of Islam, nor did any Hindu god demand it.

    In addition, your entire post appears to be advocating the separation of church and state. That is yet another concept originated by Jesus Christ and His disciples ("Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and God what is God's"). It has absolutely no place in most religions around the world, primarily in Islam where Sharia Law is intended to replace civil law I fear you may have fallen victim to a common misconception of the modern Western world, which is that all religions are essentially the same and are either a positive influence on society or no worse than harmlessly benign.

    Perhaps you should consider the possibility that many of the concepts you hold dear actually come from Christ. If we are to advocate these concepts, we should honor the One who originated them, and we must reject the teachings of others that do not lead to such precepts.

  56. Jonathan Brooks

    The problem with believers voting for Obama, is Obama Care.

    If you are okay with the Obamacare mandate that, in 2013, all people in the United States get an RFID health care chip in their right hand or forehead, then you are not a Christian, as I understand the term.

    If you are okay with every Catholic, Protestant, or Pro-life believer in God being forced to pay taxes for easy and common abortions of any child in any trimester, for any reason, then I am unsure what faith you are following, but I do not recognize it.

    If you are willing to vote for Obama, when he has shown constant reverance for Islam, the Prophet, Islamic holidays and the Moslem Brotherhood, but unhidden contempt for the "bitter clingers, who hold on to their faith" and shows up in Christian Church only for fund raisers or photo-ops, then I do not understand your "faith".

  57. Davis Singh

    AMEN, AMEN, AMEN! JESUS LOVES US AND IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN AND TO LIVE IN THIS WORLD, without HIM is hell as our country as shown in the past and is now showing but JESUS is VERY MERCIFUL AND FULL OF GRACE AND WILL ANSWER OUR PRAYERS ACCORDING TO HIS WILL! BLESS YOU my brothers and sisters for believing in THE POWER OF PRAYER THROUGH JESUS NAME, AMEN.

  58. Joyce Hubble

    For those of you who don't believe Jesus belongs in politics OR you believe in the separation of church and state, read the following: "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." Matthew 6:33.
    What you don't realize is that God is first! In all things! That includes politics. If you don't believe me, read the book of Revelations and check out the End of the Story. Human history has nothing on this book! If we don't follow Him and choose our own path…….

  59. Tony Muller

    Then don't openly challenge it. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" and your refusal to acknowledge Gods existence does not change the fact that you will stand before Him one day and be judged by Him. You choose to be his enemy you will suffer the consequences for eternity.

  60. Anonymous

    Read the Epistle of James the Just (Jesus' younger brother) to see where the Creator stands on the rich and their greed. Neither Jesus nor the Ancient of Days would support 99.9 % of the political candidates out there.

  61. Anonymous

    Read the Epistle of James the Just (Jesus' younger brother) to see where the Creator stands on the rich and their greed. Neither Jesus nor the Ancient of Days would support 99.9 % of the political candidates out there.

  62. Jonathan Brooks

    We HAVE religion in politics at this time, and it is called Islam! At this time, the political Islamics have laid out a clear time table to move this country to Islamic Sharia law and control.

    The Islamic Brotherhood has agents in the lowest, middle, and highest levels of the federal government and military, and is moving into the judiciary.

    The drug lords in Mexico have joined their cartel to the Islamic cause, to gain politicak control of Chicago, and this unholy union of terrorists and cartel are establishing themselves iin other big cities, putting the police, judges and state officials at risk.

  63. Ida Muorie

    Great! WE need some Jesus in this campaign…God is the only one that can judge. There is 127 verses in the Bible that says this…Hopefully the Holy Spirit will rain down on this campaign and keep the vote stealers and negative campaigners at home. If they mean bad for someone, God will do a boomarang on them.

  64. Ida Muorie

    Great! WE need some Jesus in this campaign…God is the only one that can judge. There is 127 verses in the Bible that says this…Hopefully the Holy Spirit will rain down on this campaign and keep the vote stealers and negative campaigners at home. If they mean bad for someone, God will do a boomarang on them.

  65. Ida Muorie

    Great! WE need some Jesus in this campaign…God is the only one that can judge. There is 127 verses in the Bible that says this…Hopefully the Holy Spirit will rain down on this campaign and keep the vote stealers and negative campaigners at home. If they mean bad for someone, God will do a boomarang on them.

  66. Ida Muorie

    Great! WE need some Jesus in this campaign…God is the only one that can judge. There is 127 verses in the Bible that says this…Hopefully the Holy Spirit will rain down on this campaign and keep the vote stealers and negative campaigners at home. If they mean bad for someone, God will do a boomarang on them.

  67. Ida Muorie

    Great! WE need some Jesus in this campaign…God is the only one that can judge. There is 127 verses in the Bible that says this…Hopefully the Holy Spirit will rain down on this campaign and keep the vote stealers and negative campaigners at home. If they mean bad for someone, God will do a boomarang on them.

  68. Dave Price

    Practice all you want…..but majority vote doesn't equate to making it just or right. That can be mob mentality too…….and further more, if you aren't gay, none of the rights gays are asking for have anything to do with your personal life, so what is the beef? I don't tell you who to love or live with why are you worried about anyone else? That is none of your concern…..period. You think because you are christian you have the right to judge??? I don't remember that as Jesus's teaching. Believe what you want, pray what you want, but stay the heck out of my life and my rights………I am sick of people calling themselves any religion and then telling me what to do and what I am doing wrong. It doesn't affect you, butt out. If you get benefits for being married to who you love, I think others should have the same benefit for who they love. YOUR marriage doesn't affect me why would my marriage affect you? People need to get a life and stay the hell out of politics……..and Tony Muller, I beleive there is more than one way to heaven. How else would people that never heard of Jesus get there? I don't believe God would create a world of people and purposely exclude most of them because they had never heard of Jesus. That would be the ultimate cruel deed and as a parent I could never choose one child over another to give information on living eternal life. I am flattered that you all would worry about my soul, but I do believe that is between God and me, and I think he will judge me by how I lived and loved, not by who I spat on or judged because they lived differently than I. Screaming at the top of your lungs that you are a christian doesn't mean you are one……you have to live it and be it, not just claim the title and think you are golden.

  69. Dave Price

    Practice all you want…..but majority vote doesn't equate to making it just or right. That can be mob mentality too…….and further more, if you aren't gay, none of the rights gays are asking for have anything to do with your personal life, so what is the beef? I don't tell you who to love or live with why are you worried about anyone else? That is none of your concern…..period. You think because you are christian you have the right to judge??? I don't remember that as Jesus's teaching. Believe what you want, pray what you want, but stay the heck out of my life and my rights………I am sick of people calling themselves any religion and then telling me what to do and what I am doing wrong. It doesn't affect you, butt out. If you get benefits for being married to who you love, I think others should have the same benefit for who they love. YOUR marriage doesn't affect me why would my marriage affect you? People need to get a life and stay the hell out of politics……..and Tony Muller, I beleive there is more than one way to heaven. How else would people that never heard of Jesus get there? I don't believe God would create a world of people and purposely exclude most of them because they had never heard of Jesus. That would be the ultimate cruel deed and as a parent I could never choose one child over another to give information on living eternal life. I am flattered that you all would worry about my soul, but I do believe that is between God and me, and I think he will judge me by how I lived and loved, not by who I spat on or judged because they lived differently than I. Screaming at the top of your lungs that you are a christian doesn't mean you are one……you have to live it and be it, not just claim the title and think you are golden.

  70. Dave Price

    Practice all you want…..but majority vote doesn't equate to making it just or right. That can be mob mentality too…….and further more, if you aren't gay, none of the rights gays are asking for have anything to do with your personal life, so what is the beef? I don't tell you who to love or live with why are you worried about anyone else? That is none of your concern…..period. You think because you are christian you have the right to judge??? I don't remember that as Jesus's teaching. Believe what you want, pray what you want, but stay the heck out of my life and my rights………I am sick of people calling themselves any religion and then telling me what to do and what I am doing wrong. It doesn't affect you, butt out. If you get benefits for being married to who you love, I think others should have the same benefit for who they love. YOUR marriage doesn't affect me why would my marriage affect you? People need to get a life and stay the hell out of politics……..and Tony Muller, I beleive there is more than one way to heaven. How else would people that never heard of Jesus get there? I don't believe God would create a world of people and purposely exclude most of them because they had never heard of Jesus. That would be the ultimate cruel deed and as a parent I could never choose one child over another to give information on living eternal life. I am flattered that you all would worry about my soul, but I do believe that is between God and me, and I think he will judge me by how I lived and loved, not by who I spat on or judged because they lived differently than I. Screaming at the top of your lungs that you are a christian doesn't mean you are one……you have to live it and be it, not just claim the title and think you are golden.

  71. Dave Price

    Practice all you want…..but majority vote doesn't equate to making it just or right. That can be mob mentality too…….and further more, if you aren't gay, none of the rights gays are asking for have anything to do with your personal life, so what is the beef? I don't tell you who to love or live with why are you worried about anyone else? That is none of your concern…..period. You think because you are christian you have the right to judge??? I don't remember that as Jesus's teaching. Believe what you want, pray what you want, but stay the heck out of my life and my rights………I am sick of people calling themselves any religion and then telling me what to do and what I am doing wrong. It doesn't affect you, butt out. If you get benefits for being married to who you love, I think others should have the same benefit for who they love. YOUR marriage doesn't affect me why would my marriage affect you? People need to get a life and stay the hell out of politics……..and Tony Muller, I beleive there is more than one way to heaven. How else would people that never heard of Jesus get there? I don't believe God would create a world of people and purposely exclude most of them because they had never heard of Jesus. That would be the ultimate cruel deed and as a parent I could never choose one child over another to give information on living eternal life. I am flattered that you all would worry about my soul, but I do believe that is between God and me, and I think he will judge me by how I lived and loved, not by who I spat on or judged because they lived differently than I. Screaming at the top of your lungs that you are a christian doesn't mean you are one……you have to live it and be it, not just claim the title and think you are golden.

  72. Dave Price

    Practice all you want…..but majority vote doesn't equate to making it just or right. That can be mob mentality too…….and further more, if you aren't gay, none of the rights gays are asking for have anything to do with your personal life, so what is the beef? I don't tell you who to love or live with why are you worried about anyone else? That is none of your concern…..period. You think because you are christian you have the right to judge??? I don't remember that as Jesus's teaching. Believe what you want, pray what you want, but stay the heck out of my life and my rights………I am sick of people calling themselves any religion and then telling me what to do and what I am doing wrong. It doesn't affect you, butt out. If you get benefits for being married to who you love, I think others should have the same benefit for who they love. YOUR marriage doesn't affect me why would my marriage affect you? People need to get a life and stay the hell out of politics……..and Tony Muller, I beleive there is more than one way to heaven. How else would people that never heard of Jesus get there? I don't believe God would create a world of people and purposely exclude most of them because they had never heard of Jesus. That would be the ultimate cruel deed and as a parent I could never choose one child over another to give information on living eternal life. I am flattered that you all would worry about my soul, but I do believe that is between God and me, and I think he will judge me by how I lived and loved, not by who I spat on or judged because they lived differently than I. Screaming at the top of your lungs that you are a christian doesn't mean you are one……you have to live it and be it, not just claim the title and think you are golden.

  73. Kurt Smith

    Kind of ironic they want to try and solve crisis by praying and using religion. Many of this planets woe's come from religion itself. If anything, we need to finally open our eyes to the logical truth that there is no magical being out there watching us spiral into a shit hole. People need to start believing in themselves more and unite, stop relying on some mythical creature to solve all the problems, we created these problems, we can fix them.

  74. Dave Thrush

    All of you folks quick to cite "Separation of church and state" including some church people don't even see what's happening right before your eyes…The Sebellius HHS mandate has crossed the constitutionallline "prohibiting the free exercise thereof" half of the constitution. My own son's college as well as hundreds of other Catholic and Evangelical Colleges have had to resort to lawsuits simply because their freedom of religion is being denied. The draconian HHS mandate is FORCING these Colleges and hospitals which serve a large portion of the poor to bow to the Govts. will. WAKE UP!

  75. Gerrit Elzinga

    This is all just laughable, but the bottom-line is:

    God and Jesus both could care less about America. Situations are far worse in third-world countries, and they have received little to no attention from the ol' almighty himself. Why are we so "special?"

    Answer: We're not, but we like to think we are.

  76. Gerrit Elzinga

    This is all just laughable, but the bottom-line is:

    God and Jesus both could care less about America. Situations are far worse in third-world countries, and they have received little to no attention from the ol' almighty himself. Why are we so "special?"

    Answer: We're not, but we like to think we are.

  77. Gerrit Elzinga

    This is all just laughable, but the bottom-line is:

    God and Jesus both could care less about America. Situations are far worse in third-world countries, and they have received little to no attention from the ol' almighty himself. Why are we so "special?"

    Answer: We're not, but we like to think we are.

  78. Judy Rae Jackson

    Martin Bellone , practice on MY front porch or in my yard & it is MY right to kick your ass OFF my private property. Your right doesn't get to infringe on anyone else's rights.

  79. Judy Rae Jackson

    Martin Bellone , practice on MY front porch or in my yard & it is MY right to kick your ass OFF my private property. Your right doesn't get to infringe on anyone else's rights.

  80. Judy Rae Jackson

    Martin Bellone , practice on MY front porch or in my yard & it is MY right to kick your ass OFF my private property. Your right doesn't get to infringe on anyone else's rights.

  81. Dave Thrush

    All of you folks quick to cite "Separation of church and state" including some church people don't even see what's happening right before your eyes…The Sebellius HHS mandate has crossed the constitutionallline "prohibiting the free exercise thereof" half of the constitution. My own son's college as well as hundreds of other Catholic and Evangelical Colleges have had to resort to lawsuits simply because their freedom of religion is being denied. The draconian HHS mandate is FORCING these Colleges and hospitals which serve a large portion of the poor to bow to the Govts. will. WAKE UP!

  82. Dave Thrush

    All of you folks quick to cite "Separation of church and state" including some church people don't even see what's happening right before your eyes…The Sebellius HHS mandate has crossed the constitutionallline "prohibiting the free exercise thereof" half of the constitution. My own son's college as well as hundreds of other Catholic and Evangelical Colleges have had to resort to lawsuits simply because their freedom of religion is being denied. The draconian HHS mandate is FORCING these Colleges and hospitals which serve a large portion of the poor to bow to the Govts. will. WAKE UP!

  83. Dave Thrush

    All of you folks quick to cite "Separation of church and state" including some church people don't even see what's happening right before your eyes…The Sebellius HHS mandate has crossed the constitutionallline "prohibiting the free exercise thereof" half of the constitution. My own son's college as well as hundreds of other Catholic and Evangelical Colleges have had to resort to lawsuits simply because their freedom of religion is being denied. The draconian HHS mandate is FORCING these Colleges and hospitals which serve a large portion of the poor to bow to the Govts. will. WAKE UP!

  84. Jonathan Brooks

    Sorry, too late. I already had a near death experience, and met the angel od death, and saw the other side.

    What did I find there? The voice of Jesus.

    No Darwin, no eternal nothing, but just the Son of God. He healed me of the fever killing me, and sent me back.

    If you are atheist, and cannot wait to be free of God, and his son and his kids, sorry, too bad, so sad, sucks to be you.

  85. Jonathan Brooks

    Sorry, too late. I already had a near death experience, and met the angel od death, and saw the other side.

    What did I find there? The voice of Jesus.

    No Darwin, no eternal nothing, but just the Son of God. He healed me of the fever killing me, and sent me back.

    If you are atheist, and cannot wait to be free of God, and his son and his kids, sorry, too bad, so sad, sucks to be you.

  86. Jonathan Brooks

    Sorry, too late. I already had a near death experience, and met the angel od death, and saw the other side.

    What did I find there? The voice of Jesus.

    No Darwin, no eternal nothing, but just the Son of God. He healed me of the fever killing me, and sent me back.

    If you are atheist, and cannot wait to be free of God, and his son and his kids, sorry, too bad, so sad, sucks to be you.

  87. Jonathan Brooks

    Sorry, too late. I already had a near death experience, and met the angel od death, and saw the other side.

    What did I find there? The voice of Jesus.

    No Darwin, no eternal nothing, but just the Son of God. He healed me of the fever killing me, and sent me back.

    If you are atheist, and cannot wait to be free of God, and his son and his kids, sorry, too bad, so sad, sucks to be you.

  88. Jonathan Brooks

    Sorry, too late. I already had a near death experience, and met the angel od death, and saw the other side.

    What did I find there? The voice of Jesus.

    No Darwin, no eternal nothing, but just the Son of God. He healed me of the fever killing me, and sent me back.

    If you are atheist, and cannot wait to be free of God, and his son and his kids, sorry, too bad, so sad, sucks to be you.

  89. Mary Kay Terrell

    I think America has gotten away from the foundations that formed this great nation.

  90. Mary Kay Terrell

    I think America has gotten away from the foundations that formed this great nation.

  91. Mary Kay Terrell

    I think America has gotten away from the foundations that formed this great nation.

  92. Mary Kay Terrell

    I think America has gotten away from the foundations that formed this great nation.

  93. Mary Kay Terrell

    I think America has gotten away from the foundations that formed this great nation.

  94. Mary Kay Terrell

    I think America has gotten away from the foundations that formed this great nation.

  95. Mary Kay Terrell

    I think America has gotten away from the foundations that formed this great nation.

  96. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  97. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  98. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  99. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  100. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  101. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  102. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  103. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  104. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  105. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  106. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  107. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  108. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  109. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  110. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  111. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  112. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  113. Martin Bellone

    Dave where do you get all the hate from, nobody on this psot has said anything about all the hate spewed rehtoric that you are giving. I am not telling you what to do. What I am telling you about historical politics. did you ever wonder why certain places are alcohol free? because majority vote wins for the most part. Did you ever wonder why gay mariage is being advanced in the country even though a majority of people are against it? It cuts both ways. With the exception of some very confused people that call themselves christians the body of Christ will be and is very tolerant of other points of view, and I have found that those that call themselves atheiest or agnostic are far more judgemental than Christians.

    As for getting a life and staying out of politics sorry I will be forever envolved because this country is losing its moral compass and lawlessness is taking over. I will not be able to stop it because it is a forgone conclusion supported by the Bible that men will turn completley evil and destroy themselves. The question is when it is all said an done what side will you be on. And you are right the Bble states

    "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:11-13

  114. Rich Brazzel

    @Marvin Machleit – wow, good call! of course he has to chastise Christians. He has to do so in order to pretend that he doesn't know being a pickle smoker is unnatural, immoral and and just plain NASTY.

  115. Rich Brazzel

    @Marvin Machleit – wow, good call! of course he has to chastise Christians. He has to do so in order to pretend that he doesn't know being a pickle smoker is unnatural, immoral and and just plain NASTY.

  116. Rich Brazzel

    @Marvin Machleit – wow, good call! of course he has to chastise Christians. He has to do so in order to pretend that he doesn't know being a pickle smoker is unnatural, immoral and and just plain NASTY.

  117. Rich Brazzel

    @Marvin Machleit – wow, good call! of course he has to chastise Christians. He has to do so in order to pretend that he doesn't know being a pickle smoker is unnatural, immoral and and just plain NASTY.

  118. Rich Brazzel

    @Marvin Machleit – wow, good call! of course he has to chastise Christians. He has to do so in order to pretend that he doesn't know being a pickle smoker is unnatural, immoral and and just plain NASTY.

  119. Rich Brazzel

    @Marvin Machleit – wow, good call! of course he has to chastise Christians. He has to do so in order to pretend that he doesn't know being a pickle smoker is unnatural, immoral and and just plain NASTY.

  120. Rich Brazzel

    @Marvin Machleit – wow, good call! of course he has to chastise Christians. He has to do so in order to pretend that he doesn't know being a pickle smoker is unnatural, immoral and and just plain NASTY.

  121. Rich Brazzel

    @Marvin Machleit – wow, good call! of course he has to chastise Christians. He has to do so in order to pretend that he doesn't know being a pickle smoker is unnatural, immoral and and just plain NASTY.

  122. Rich Brazzel

    @Marvin Machleit – wow, good call! of course he has to chastise Christians. He has to do so in order to pretend that he doesn't know being a pickle smoker is unnatural, immoral and and just plain NASTY.

  123. Rich Brazzel

    @Marvin Machleit – wow, good call! of course he has to chastise Christians. He has to do so in order to pretend that he doesn't know being a pickle smoker is unnatural, immoral and and just plain NASTY.

  124. Bob Davis

    If the Fools for jesus would stop praying and maybe feed people or house people, the country would be a lot better. There are no bigger fools than the god-believers — an what's more pathetic is that they have no clue.

  125. Brian Ashby

    Since one of them is real and the other make believe, I think Obama will be OK. BTW Bible thumpers, if there really is a God, and he really does hate gays, let him sort it out. He is a big boy, he doesn't need you guys to stick up for him.

  126. Pablo A. Rajczyk

    I'll be every one of the deluded doucheholes who attend this thing $1 each that their prayers will elicit exactly zero results. Not one sick person will get healthy because of it, not one hungry person will be fed, not one dead person will rise from the grave, not one made up messiah will descend from the sky. I would also bet that some televangelist types will fatten their bank accounts. Like they say, give a man a fish you feed him for a day, give him a massive congregation and you'll feed him for life.

  127. Lawrence Mintz

    How do you know this? Did you ever meet Jesus or had a phone conversation with him or witnessed his walking on water? I can understand why you don't teach science.

  128. Pablo A. Rajczyk

    Religion should be like a gym membership. Exercise alone, or with a group of other who want to be there, but leave the rest of us alone. Got it?

  129. Lawrence Mintz

    Well he is not my savior nor is he the savior to million of hard working spiritual people and he belongs in your church not in my face nor in my government. Your view is just like
    Islam extremists with different names and mythologies.

  130. Lawrence Mintz

    Well he is not my savior nor is he the savior to million of hard working spiritual people and he belongs in your church not in my face nor in my government. Your view is just like
    Islam extremists with different names and mythologies.

  131. Lawrence Mintz

    Well he is not my savior nor is he the savior to million of hard working spiritual people and he belongs in your church not in my face nor in my government. Your view is just like
    Islam extremists with different names and mythologies.

  132. Lawrence Mintz

    Well he is not my savior nor is he the savior to million of hard working spiritual people and he belongs in your church not in my face nor in my government. Your view is just like
    Islam extremists with different names and mythologies.

  133. Lawrence Mintz

    Well he is not my savior nor is he the savior to million of hard working spiritual people and he belongs in your church not in my face nor in my government. Your view is just like
    Islam extremists with different names and mythologies.

  134. Lawrence Mintz

    Well he is not my savior nor is he the savior to million of hard working spiritual people and he belongs in your church not in my face nor in my government. Your view is just like
    Islam extremists with different names and mythologies.

  135. Lawrence Mintz

    Well he is not my savior nor is he the savior to million of hard working spiritual people and he belongs in your church not in my face nor in my government. Your view is just like
    Islam extremists with different names and mythologies.

  136. Lawrence Mintz

    Well he is not my savior nor is he the savior to million of hard working spiritual people and he belongs in your church not in my face nor in my government. Your view is just like
    Islam extremists with different names and mythologies.

  137. Martin Bellone

    Judy; 1, I will never come to your home uninvited, but I can stand on the street corner all day long that is my right. 2. Just how have Christians infringed on your rights? Abortion is legal, homosexuality is legal, obesity is legal, idolitry is legal, drunkeness is legal, fornication is legal, greed is legal what have Christians done to stop any of this (all of which are considered sins that will keep one from Heaven).

  138. Brian Ashby

    Nancy Tippins Lemasters – Religion is like a penis. Its fine to have one. Its fine to be proud of it. But please dont whip it out in public and start waving it around. And PLEASE dont try to shove it down childrens troats!

  139. Michelle Miller Starling

    Obviously, you have no clue about what you speak. If you think Christians are the scorge then Christianity (to you) is the scorge. God's word is clear on homosexuality (if you'd bother read it). If you want to disagree with God's word, you can. He's not fearful of anyone who chooses ignorance over truth. But just because you choose to not believe does not make you wise or on the right path. It just means you choose to believe that which is NOT true. Christianity is explained in HIS word and it does not support gay marriage. The founders were believers if you's study real history you'd know that too.

  140. Anonymous

    I pray with all that is within me that every lazy, and messed up so called Christian that voted against the Bible in 2008 will now vote the Bible (God's Word) not color, race or selfish interests, but be right as in righteous to vote what our Father in Heaven would want us to vote. You see how perverted our society is now, how rebellious it is now, how may babies have been slaughtered by them that promote this bad behavior. Repent and vote against the lawlessness running this country. If you are a child of God, then prove it this year in November or do not call yourself a Christian!

  141. Heath Searles

    Tony…you don't know that. And I see at as rather Un-Christian to throw out what you think god will do to other's. Is that your place to state?

  142. Martin Bellone

    Lawrence: I am an American Citizen, I have spent my life defending the Constitution and my right to practice freedom of religion and I will thump anywhere God says for me to thump as long as I am not breaking the law. If He tells me to go to Iran consider me gone.

  143. Anonymous

    Judy Rae Jackson – Look to Yeshua as your standard. He is Lord and God. He is the only perfect Man and our only example. About His followers, The Lord Yeshua says "You will know them by their fruit" Not every one that says "Lord Lord" belongs to Him. It would be wise to learn to discern before judging every "christian" as hypocrites. You probably haven't met a real disciple of Christ if all you've seen are hypocrites. Yeshua spoke of "false" followers. America is filled with them. And there are no divisions of 'christianity' according to Christ. You are either with Him or against Him. All those denominations and divisions are not of Him. Those who are with Him agree with His words and follow Him. It's not about attending a 'church'. The church according to Christ is whoever has repented of their sins and chosen to follow Him as Lord. (Perfection is an attribute of God alone so don't judge Yeshua based on man's failure to represent Him accurately. No one is called to follow 'christianity' but follow Christ.) And those who do follow Him will have the fruit of His Spirit (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Gentleness and Self Control)

  144. Richard Aptekar

    Religion has NO place in government, especially at election time. On the other hand, if alive today, Jesus would support 99.99% of the population of the U.S. He would not be an elitist, not a greedy vulture capitalist. He would be a man of all the people. And he would give away his earthly possessions, if any.

  145. Gerrit Elzinga

    I'm not asking anyone to answer for it — yes, it was wrong, and it's done now. But how exactly did God bless this nation ever? Christianity arose from the eastern hemisphere of the world, atheists broke away from England to form the United States of America, slaughtering the people already here to do so; only to create a nation that less than 250 years later is failing more and more each day? It's never been run right, to be honest.

  146. Kenny Williams

    @Marvin, the "other man" in the picture with me is called an actor and a sixth-degree black belt I recently met at a convention in my hometown. Enough said.

    @Rich, I'm not "chastising" anyone. I'm simply expressing my own opinion in a manner that I choose to. It's this little thing called "Freedom of Speech."

  147. Kenny Williams

    @Justin, my definition of normal is everybody being allowed to live their lives the way they want without interference from people who have absolutely no business trying to tell someone that their way of living is wrong and forcing their beliefs on them.

  148. Anonymous

    Dave Price, God doesn't say we ought to 'keep religion out of politics'. Religion is a way of thinking, living aka worship. Every one is religious. As believers we are commanded to pray for our leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-2), the lift our voices for the oppressed and judge with righteous judgment.(Proverbs 31:9) Our voice via our vote is a way to practically live out our obedience to God's word because we are confident in God's way being perfect and the standard to which all will be held accountable. God never separated following Him from any thing within the Scriptures. And SOMEONE's values have to win out in politics. If it's not God's way (which is best for all and a tutor to lead the unsaved to Christ) it will be man's way which we all know leads to death.

  149. JD Straw

    chelseamray, Benjamin Bishop, Shane Lefforge, I agree with you three people.

    Here is a thought for today: Truth is Still Truth, Whether You Believe it Or Not, so for all the scoffers, ridiculers, scorning unbelievers in the world, of a surety, the day is coming when all will know the real truth. It will be to late, however, by that time.

  150. JD Straw

    chelseamray, Benjamin Bishop, Shane Lefforge, I agree with you three people.

    Here is a thought for today: Truth is Still Truth, Whether You Believe it Or Not, so for all the scoffers, ridiculers, scorning unbelievers in the world, of a surety, the day is coming when all will know the real truth. It will be to late, however, by that time.

  151. Nancee Faithful ForeverPatriot

    It's obvious that Jesus isn't your "savior", Lawrence, sadly. CLEARLY, you do not understand quite a few things INCLUDING that our nation was FOUNDED on Judeo-Christian Principles. I'm sure you also do not understand the First Amendment, and the part of it referred to as the "Establishment Clause". "Separation of Church and State" does NOT appear in our Constitution, which MANY fought and died to have, including my ancestors. BUT? Go ahead, bury your head in the sand. There's NO comparison to "its lame" extremists. That alone reveals your IQ.

  152. Lucas Myers

    The bible says you will know them by their fruit. Just because someone says they're a christian doesn't make them one. Obama supports many things that go against scripture.

  153. Anonymous

    Judy Rae Jackson people who claim Jesus Christ as their Savior don't become perfect. We're all hypocrites at different times in our lives. But those who claim Christ as their Lord and Savior are eternally saved though His blood and won't receive the punishment of eternal damnation for being a hypocrite. Those who don't will. Everyone is guilty! But Christians are saved for eternity.

  154. Ken Smith

    One thing about history repeating itself is that there have not only been 4 Great Awakenings, but also the 'Jesus Movement" back in the late 60's and early 70's. With each time one of these events occur, there seems to be some major economic crisis this nation is facing. There is predictions of another movement on the horizon and perhaps we, those of us who believe need focus our attention back to Christianity. It boggles the mind that publicly many get reprimanded for speaking the word, but do they still not use the bible to swear upon in courts, or when taking oath for office? What has become of this nation where it is okay to worship Buddha, Allah, or any other God but not the true God? Because of non believers we no longer trust in God when paying for goods; it is no longer one nation under God but now under so many different Gods, our very children are confused. The kids don't even recite the Pledge of Allegiance anymore do they?

  155. Nick VanderLaan

    Also, those who aren't Christian can value their neighbors and believe that there is a higher power who will save them if they value and love others while working to make the world a better place. You don't have to believe in the Bible to be a good person. Shocking, I know.

  156. Nick VanderLaan

    Also, those who aren't Christian can value their neighbors and believe that there is a higher power who will save them if they value and love others while working to make the world a better place. You don't have to believe in the Bible to be a good person. Shocking, I know.

  157. Nick VanderLaan

    Also, those who aren't Christian can value their neighbors and believe that there is a higher power who will save them if they value and love others while working to make the world a better place. You don't have to believe in the Bible to be a good person. Shocking, I know.

  158. Nick VanderLaan

    Also, those who aren't Christian can value their neighbors and believe that there is a higher power who will save them if they value and love others while working to make the world a better place. You don't have to believe in the Bible to be a good person. Shocking, I know.

  159. Nick VanderLaan

    Also, those who aren't Christian can value their neighbors and believe that there is a higher power who will save them if they value and love others while working to make the world a better place. You don't have to believe in the Bible to be a good person. Shocking, I know.

  160. George J. Yuhas

    Read the Bible, Heath. The book of Revelation describes the judgements by God on the earth and individuals. Those that don't know Jesus Christ will be cast into the lake of fire.

  161. Jim Mcsweeney

    For only $49.95, Jesus will love you too! Lets wake up to the charlatons. Fom what Ive read of Jesus, He much much more tolerant, but I guess there's no money in that. Better to feed the fear.
    Separation of church and state, now and always. We don't need the American Taliban dictating who we should worship, if we should worship or how we should live our lives.

  162. Steve Bailey

    It's amazing that in the 21st century, religion still plays such a major role, whether it's in school textbook decisions in Texas or rioting in Cairo. Religion is nothing more nor less than belief in the supernatural. Let's govern ourselves in accordance with the natural world that we actually live in, not the supernatural world that preachers talk about.

  163. Steve Bailey

    It's amazing that in the 21st century, religion still plays such a major role, whether it's in school textbook decisions in Texas or rioting in Cairo. Religion is nothing more nor less than belief in the supernatural. Let's govern ourselves in accordance with the natural world that we actually live in, not the supernatural world that preachers talk about.

  164. Jerrod Brown

    It is sad, that people don't become Christians because they judge every move of people who claim Christ and find fault in some of their ways. You don't really become a Christian until you fully understand what Jesus did. It's about Jesus, not us. He was the perfect and Holy sacrifice for our sins. Look to Him! Your Christian friends can't save you…He can!

  165. Nancee Faithful ForeverPatriot

    Gerritt…WHERE THE HECK do you get your information/history?? STOP believing the propaganda the COMMIES are feeding you!! NOBODY liked Slavery…George Washington ultimately FREED his!! How many people HAD Slaves in the South? Proportionately? not that many!! And the 3/5th law was to PREVENT the South from having OVER representation in Congress (House) so that they couldn't keep PUSHING for Slavery!! Get your head out of the sand and LOOK at all the GREAT PEOPLE who fought for freedom, including MY Ancestors in EVERY SINGLE WAR we've ever had!! OH…and the Founding Fathers? with the possible exception of Ben Franklin? WERE Christians!

  166. Anonymous

    Gerrit Elzinga Where did you get your facts from about "atheists broke away form England to form the United States of America"? Everywhere I have read, they were religious people who broke away. Look at the founding fathers writings as well as our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Funny thing is that America is currently more successful than a great majority of the other nations out there. That is why the UN wants to create a tax in order to tax America and give the money to other failing countries.

  167. Anonymous

    Gerrit Elzinga Where did you get your facts from about "atheists broke away form England to form the United States of America"? Everywhere I have read, they were religious people who broke away. Look at the founding fathers writings as well as our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Funny thing is that America is currently more successful than a great majority of the other nations out there. That is why the UN wants to create a tax in order to tax America and give the money to other failing countries.

  168. Anonymous

    Gerrit Elzinga Where did you get your facts from about "atheists broke away form England to form the United States of America"? Everywhere I have read, they were religious people who broke away. Look at the founding fathers writings as well as our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Funny thing is that America is currently more successful than a great majority of the other nations out there. That is why the UN wants to create a tax in order to tax America and give the money to other failing countries.

  169. Anonymous

    Gerrit Elzinga Where did you get your facts from about "atheists broke away form England to form the United States of America"? Everywhere I have read, they were religious people who broke away. Look at the founding fathers writings as well as our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Funny thing is that America is currently more successful than a great majority of the other nations out there. That is why the UN wants to create a tax in order to tax America and give the money to other failing countries.

  170. Anonymous

    Gerrit Elzinga Where did you get your facts from about "atheists broke away form England to form the United States of America"? Everywhere I have read, they were religious people who broke away. Look at the founding fathers writings as well as our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Funny thing is that America is currently more successful than a great majority of the other nations out there. That is why the UN wants to create a tax in order to tax America and give the money to other failing countries.

  171. Anonymous

    Gerrit Elzinga Where did you get your facts from about "atheists broke away form England to form the United States of America"? Everywhere I have read, they were religious people who broke away. Look at the founding fathers writings as well as our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Funny thing is that America is currently more successful than a great majority of the other nations out there. That is why the UN wants to create a tax in order to tax America and give the money to other failing countries.

  172. Anonymous

    Gerrit Elzinga Where did you get your facts from about "atheists broke away form England to form the United States of America"? Everywhere I have read, they were religious people who broke away. Look at the founding fathers writings as well as our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Funny thing is that America is currently more successful than a great majority of the other nations out there. That is why the UN wants to create a tax in order to tax America and give the money to other failing countries.

  173. Anonymous

    Gerrit Elzinga Where did you get your facts from about "atheists broke away form England to form the United States of America"? Everywhere I have read, they were religious people who broke away. Look at the founding fathers writings as well as our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Funny thing is that America is currently more successful than a great majority of the other nations out there. That is why the UN wants to create a tax in order to tax America and give the money to other failing countries.

  174. Anonymous

    Gerrit Elzinga Where did you get your facts from about "atheists broke away form England to form the United States of America"? Everywhere I have read, they were religious people who broke away. Look at the founding fathers writings as well as our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Funny thing is that America is currently more successful than a great majority of the other nations out there. That is why the UN wants to create a tax in order to tax America and give the money to other failing countries.

  175. Anonymous

    Gerrit Elzinga Where did you get your facts from about "atheists broke away form England to form the United States of America"? Everywhere I have read, they were religious people who broke away. Look at the founding fathers writings as well as our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Funny thing is that America is currently more successful than a great majority of the other nations out there. That is why the UN wants to create a tax in order to tax America and give the money to other failing countries.

  176. Anonymous

    Gerrit Elzinga Where did you get your facts from about "atheists broke away form England to form the United States of America"? Everywhere I have read, they were religious people who broke away. Look at the founding fathers writings as well as our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Funny thing is that America is currently more successful than a great majority of the other nations out there. That is why the UN wants to create a tax in order to tax America and give the money to other failing countries.

  177. Anonymous

    IF you subscribe to christian values , then you can't vote for ether MITT OR DIMWITT. vote for one of two christians running for president-Ron Paul OR Gary Johnson.That means you vote as if JESUS is looking over your shoulder and you listening to every thing he commands to you!

  178. Anonymous

    IF you subscribe to christian values , then you can't vote for ether MITT OR DIMWITT. vote for one of two christians running for president-Ron Paul OR Gary Johnson.That means you vote as if JESUS is looking over your shoulder and you listening to every thing he commands to you!

  179. Anonymous

    IF you subscribe to christian values , then you can't vote for ether MITT OR DIMWITT. vote for one of two christians running for president-Ron Paul OR Gary Johnson.That means you vote as if JESUS is looking over your shoulder and you listening to every thing he commands to you!

  180. Anonymous

    Sorry, but what "Separation of Church and State" are you talking about? Where is this government edict at? There is not. Separation of Church and State is not in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, or Amendments. It was only mentioned in a letter by Thomas Jefferson. The letter has no legal bindings on todays Constitution or Freedoms.

  181. Anonymous

    Sorry, but what "Separation of Church and State" are you talking about? Where is this government edict at? There is not. Separation of Church and State is not in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, or Amendments. It was only mentioned in a letter by Thomas Jefferson. The letter has no legal bindings on todays Constitution or Freedoms.

  182. Anonymous

    Sorry, but what "Separation of Church and State" are you talking about? Where is this government edict at? There is not. Separation of Church and State is not in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, or Amendments. It was only mentioned in a letter by Thomas Jefferson. The letter has no legal bindings on todays Constitution or Freedoms.

  183. Dick Scott

    Lawrence Mintz He is your savior, you just don't know it yet. Your last words should be " Forgive me I have sinned" Not my job to change you just to tell you, the rest is up to you and God.

  184. Melissa Wooley Sims

    Excuse me! but if it were not for us Christians…a very small percentage of people would be helping those less fortunate!

  185. Melissa Wooley Sims

    Excuse me! but if it were not for us Christians…a very small percentage of people would be helping those less fortunate!

  186. Melissa Wooley Sims

    Excuse me! but if it were not for us Christians…a very small percentage of people would be helping those less fortunate!

  187. Melissa Wooley Sims

    Excuse me! but if it were not for us Christians…a very small percentage of people would be helping those less fortunate!

  188. Melissa Wooley Sims

    Excuse me! but if it were not for us Christians…a very small percentage of people would be helping those less fortunate!

  189. Melissa Wooley Sims

    Excuse me! but if it were not for us Christians…a very small percentage of people would be helping those less fortunate!

  190. Melissa Wooley Sims

    Excuse me! but if it were not for us Christians…a very small percentage of people would be helping those less fortunate!

  191. Lawrence Mintz

    I am not telling you not to practice your religion. I think it's wonderful that you do and believe so heartily about you relationship with your savior. But once again, he is not my savior and I have no interest in hearing about Christianity from people I vote for nor do I want to be governed by Christian scriptures. I am quite happy with the constitution.

  192. Michael Lecoq

    jesus died for our sins giving everybody a free will to do wrong or to do right by the words of christ ,with him an only him to judge all people with love, all people pushing hate for what ever reasons is not the workings of christ so guess whos work you are doing ??jesus christ is a god of love

  193. Alexandra Cullen

    Judy, you need some help. Please get it for your own sake. To compare the "Taliban"…a group that rapes, murders, pillages at random…to the RIGHT in this nation? Wow…put down the pipe, stop drinking the KOOL AID and TURN OFF PMS-LSD!!

  194. Alexandra Cullen

    Judy, you need some help. Please get it for your own sake. To compare the "Taliban"…a group that rapes, murders, pillages at random…to the RIGHT in this nation? Wow…put down the pipe, stop drinking the KOOL AID and TURN OFF PMS-LSD!!

  195. Melanie Wise

    This comment is for those who believe in God's Word. Psalm 33:12 states, "Blessed in the nation whose God is the Lord," and Proverbs 14:34 states, "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people." If we want God to continue to bless and protect our country, we must heed His words and principles. He is loving, but He's also just.

  196. Melanie Wise

    This comment is for those who believe in God's Word. Psalm 33:12 states, "Blessed in the nation whose God is the Lord," and Proverbs 14:34 states, "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people." If we want God to continue to bless and protect our country, we must heed His words and principles. He is loving, but He's also just.

  197. Anonymous

    Maybe you need to Seek the Book of the Lord and read….if you think, that a Godly Nation can quietly murder 25% of it's unborn children…and then expect to be blessed by their Creator….them you might also believe it would look very nice…to have "stupid" tattoed on your forehead. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

  198. Anonymous

    Maybe you need to Seek the Book of the Lord and read….if you think, that a Godly Nation can quietly murder 25% of it's unborn children…and then expect to be blessed by their Creator….them you might also believe it would look very nice…to have "stupid" tattoed on your forehead. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

  199. Lawrence Mintz

    An excellent post. Though I am not Christian I look at live in a similar manner. And the fact that whether Obama is Christian or Romney is a Mormon should be irrelevant in the political arena. To me what one believes is not what is important but the way one acts is. Acts of kindness and compassion are not only a Christian ideal. It is the main ideal of all religions. The problems is is that most people worry about what they believe instead of what they do.

  200. Tabbie Brown

    Judy Rae Jackson Since you do not know each and every Christian that is too much of a blanket stereotyping statement. So if you don't care to believe in God or accept Jesus as your savior that is your business. Yet how a persons personal relationship with God is is not. Please don't use your blanket statements to condemn the whole of Christianity, when many have died for the cause of Christ. Many do follow the commandments, yet also know that we are justified by faith, not the law.
    No one is forcing anyone to believe in the Lord, He gives you the free will to believe or not. What you do with what He did for humanity is up to you and you get to live for eternity with the choice you make.

  201. Tabbie Brown

    carl_ynp how about a personal relationship with Jesus. Thats not religion. That is relationship just like you would have with any one. Talk with Him, have Him in your life, spend time with Him.

  202. Lawrence Mintz

    Just curious about how many hungry people you have fed or how many sick elderly folks you have helped this week. All i hear from you is about your rights your religion what you have to put up with without a hint of caring about your neighbor.

  203. Melanie Wise

    This comment is for those who believe in God's Word. Psalm 33:12 states, "Blessed in the nation whose God is the Lord," and Proverbs 14:34 states, "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people." If we want God to continue to bless and protect our country, we must heed His words and principles. God is loving, but He's also just.

  204. Retro Remixes

    It's pathetic that some people have nothing better to do than continue to try to force their religion on other people. Or to assume that it is some sort of magical cure for all of mankind's ills. And of course the two main speakers are disgusting bigots.

  205. Retro Remixes

    It's pathetic that some people have nothing better to do than continue to try to force their religion on other people. Or to assume that it is some sort of magical cure for all of mankind's ills. And of course the two main speakers are disgusting bigots.

  206. Retro Remixes

    It's pathetic that some people have nothing better to do than continue to try to force their religion on other people. Or to assume that it is some sort of magical cure for all of mankind's ills. And of course the two main speakers are disgusting bigots.

  207. Retro Remixes

    It's pathetic that some people have nothing better to do than continue to try to force their religion on other people. Or to assume that it is some sort of magical cure for all of mankind's ills. And of course the two main speakers are disgusting bigots.

  208. Retro Remixes

    It's pathetic that some people have nothing better to do than continue to try to force their religion on other people. Or to assume that it is some sort of magical cure for all of mankind's ills. And of course the two main speakers are disgusting bigots.

  209. Josie N. Reece

    Judy Rae Jackson – I just want to say no one can keep the 10 commandments, the Lord gave us these for a guide line for our lives, if you break one you break them all, but the first two, commandment #1 says – I am the Lord thy God thou shalt have no other gods before me, the #2 commandment is Love thy neighbor as thyself. If we can honor these two important ones, the rest shall hang in the balance. The world is so confused with religion, it is not about religion that the Lord Jesus shared with us, it is by faith, and mercy and grace. Jesus went to calvary for our sins, past, present, and future. He only asks us to receive Him as Lord of our lives, receive Him as your Saviour and Lord, and it begins on our knees. Read the Gospel of John chapter 3. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

  210. Josie N. Reece

    Judy Rae Jackson – I just want to say no one can keep the 10 commandments, the Lord gave us these for a guide line for our lives, if you break one you break them all, but the first two, commandment #1 says – I am the Lord thy God thou shalt have no other gods before me, the #2 commandment is Love thy neighbor as thyself. If we can honor these two important ones, the rest shall hang in the balance. The world is so confused with religion, it is not about religion that the Lord Jesus shared with us, it is by faith, and mercy and grace. Jesus went to calvary for our sins, past, present, and future. He only asks us to receive Him as Lord of our lives, receive Him as your Saviour and Lord, and it begins on our knees. Read the Gospel of John chapter 3. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

  211. Josie N. Reece

    Judy Rae Jackson – I just want to say no one can keep the 10 commandments, the Lord gave us these for a guide line for our lives, if you break one you break them all, but the first two, commandment #1 says – I am the Lord thy God thou shalt have no other gods before me, the #2 commandment is Love thy neighbor as thyself. If we can honor these two important ones, the rest shall hang in the balance. The world is so confused with religion, it is not about religion that the Lord Jesus shared with us, it is by faith, and mercy and grace. Jesus went to calvary for our sins, past, present, and future. He only asks us to receive Him as Lord of our lives, receive Him as your Saviour and Lord, and it begins on our knees. Read the Gospel of John chapter 3. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

  212. Josie N. Reece

    Judy Rae Jackson – I just want to say no one can keep the 10 commandments, the Lord gave us these for a guide line for our lives, if you break one you break them all, but the first two, commandment #1 says – I am the Lord thy God thou shalt have no other gods before me, the #2 commandment is Love thy neighbor as thyself. If we can honor these two important ones, the rest shall hang in the balance. The world is so confused with religion, it is not about religion that the Lord Jesus shared with us, it is by faith, and mercy and grace. Jesus went to calvary for our sins, past, present, and future. He only asks us to receive Him as Lord of our lives, receive Him as your Saviour and Lord, and it begins on our knees. Read the Gospel of John chapter 3. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

  213. Josie N. Reece

    Judy Rae Jackson – I just want to say no one can keep the 10 commandments, the Lord gave us these for a guide line for our lives, if you break one you break them all, but the first two, commandment #1 says – I am the Lord thy God thou shalt have no other gods before me, the #2 commandment is Love thy neighbor as thyself. If we can honor these two important ones, the rest shall hang in the balance. The world is so confused with religion, it is not about religion that the Lord Jesus shared with us, it is by faith, and mercy and grace. Jesus went to calvary for our sins, past, present, and future. He only asks us to receive Him as Lord of our lives, receive Him as your Saviour and Lord, and it begins on our knees. Read the Gospel of John chapter 3. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

  214. Josie N. Reece

    Judy Rae Jackson – I just want to say no one can keep the 10 commandments, the Lord gave us these for a guide line for our lives, if you break one you break them all, but the first two, commandment #1 says – I am the Lord thy God thou shalt have no other gods before me, the #2 commandment is Love thy neighbor as thyself. If we can honor these two important ones, the rest shall hang in the balance. The world is so confused with religion, it is not about religion that the Lord Jesus shared with us, it is by faith, and mercy and grace. Jesus went to calvary for our sins, past, present, and future. He only asks us to receive Him as Lord of our lives, receive Him as your Saviour and Lord, and it begins on our knees. Read the Gospel of John chapter 3. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

  215. Josie N. Reece

    Judy Rae Jackson – I just want to say no one can keep the 10 commandments, the Lord gave us these for a guide line for our lives, if you break one you break them all, but the first two, commandment #1 says – I am the Lord thy God thou shalt have no other gods before me, the #2 commandment is Love thy neighbor as thyself. If we can honor these two important ones, the rest shall hang in the balance. The world is so confused with religion, it is not about religion that the Lord Jesus shared with us, it is by faith, and mercy and grace. Jesus went to calvary for our sins, past, present, and future. He only asks us to receive Him as Lord of our lives, receive Him as your Saviour and Lord, and it begins on our knees. Read the Gospel of John chapter 3. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

  216. Josie N. Reece

    Judy Rae Jackson – I just want to say no one can keep the 10 commandments, the Lord gave us these for a guide line for our lives, if you break one you break them all, but the first two, commandment #1 says – I am the Lord thy God thou shalt have no other gods before me, the #2 commandment is Love thy neighbor as thyself. If we can honor these two important ones, the rest shall hang in the balance. The world is so confused with religion, it is not about religion that the Lord Jesus shared with us, it is by faith, and mercy and grace. Jesus went to calvary for our sins, past, present, and future. He only asks us to receive Him as Lord of our lives, receive Him as your Saviour and Lord, and it begins on our knees. Read the Gospel of John chapter 3. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

  217. Anonymous

    Show me a civilization or society that flourished but didn't believe in someone higher than themselves and government, then America is in fact better off without Christ. And I refuse to follow new teachings of a Hanskinifreubalchang.

  218. Josie N. Reece

    Dave Price – oh my you say you are a believer, well the devil believes too and he trembles. A true believer of the Lord Jesus Christ belongs in every phase of our government and our lives. Just like Martin Bellone says read the constitution, and the separation of church and state was put in there for us Christians, not for the unbelievers to twist it and put it where it does not belong. wake up America – Jesus is coming soon.

  219. Josie N. Reece

    Dave Price – oh my you say you are a believer, well the devil believes too and he trembles. A true believer of the Lord Jesus Christ belongs in every phase of our government and our lives. Just like Martin Bellone says read the constitution, and the separation of church and state was put in there for us Christians, not for the unbelievers to twist it and put it where it does not belong. wake up America – Jesus is coming soon.

  220. Josie N. Reece

    Dave Price – oh my you say you are a believer, well the devil believes too and he trembles. A true believer of the Lord Jesus Christ belongs in every phase of our government and our lives. Just like Martin Bellone says read the constitution, and the separation of church and state was put in there for us Christians, not for the unbelievers to twist it and put it where it does not belong. wake up America – Jesus is coming soon.

  221. Josie N. Reece

    Dave Price – oh my you say you are a believer, well the devil believes too and he trembles. A true believer of the Lord Jesus Christ belongs in every phase of our government and our lives. Just like Martin Bellone says read the constitution, and the separation of church and state was put in there for us Christians, not for the unbelievers to twist it and put it where it does not belong. wake up America – Jesus is coming soon.

  222. Josie N. Reece

    Dave Price – oh my you say you are a believer, well the devil believes too and he trembles. A true believer of the Lord Jesus Christ belongs in every phase of our government and our lives. Just like Martin Bellone says read the constitution, and the separation of church and state was put in there for us Christians, not for the unbelievers to twist it and put it where it does not belong. wake up America – Jesus is coming soon.

  223. Josie N. Reece

    Dave Price – oh my you say you are a believer, well the devil believes too and he trembles. A true believer of the Lord Jesus Christ belongs in every phase of our government and our lives. Just like Martin Bellone says read the constitution, and the separation of church and state was put in there for us Christians, not for the unbelievers to twist it and put it where it does not belong. wake up America – Jesus is coming soon.

  224. Josie N. Reece

    Dave Price – oh my you say you are a believer, well the devil believes too and he trembles. A true believer of the Lord Jesus Christ belongs in every phase of our government and our lives. Just like Martin Bellone says read the constitution, and the separation of church and state was put in there for us Christians, not for the unbelievers to twist it and put it where it does not belong. wake up America – Jesus is coming soon.

  225. Josie N. Reece

    Dave Price – oh my you say you are a believer, well the devil believes too and he trembles. A true believer of the Lord Jesus Christ belongs in every phase of our government and our lives. Just like Martin Bellone says read the constitution, and the separation of church and state was put in there for us Christians, not for the unbelievers to twist it and put it where it does not belong. wake up America – Jesus is coming soon.

  226. Josie N. Reece

    the sad thing is that neither one is really a blood bought born again believer, Jesus says we shall know them by the fruits that they bear. there are question marks on both parties. I am thinking about writing in Jesus and vote for Him. He is the only one who can save America.

  227. Josie N. Reece

    the sad thing is that neither one is really a blood bought born again believer, Jesus says we shall know them by the fruits that they bear. there are question marks on both parties. I am thinking about writing in Jesus and vote for Him. He is the only one who can save America.

  228. Josie N. Reece

    Kenny Williams – what in the world is normal???? this world is corrupt and sin runs rampant in our world. You see it every where. Do you have blinders on.? read 2 Timothy chapter 3 – this is where america is morally and spiritually impoverished.

  229. Josie N. Reece

    Kenny Williams – what in the world is normal???? this world is corrupt and sin runs rampant in our world. You see it every where. Do you have blinders on.? read 2 Timothy chapter 3 – this is where america is morally and spiritually impoverished.

  230. Josie N. Reece

    Kenny Williams – what in the world is normal???? this world is corrupt and sin runs rampant in our world. You see it every where. Do you have blinders on.? read 2 Timothy chapter 3 – this is where america is morally and spiritually impoverished.

  231. Josie N. Reece

    Kenny Williams – what in the world is normal???? this world is corrupt and sin runs rampant in our world. You see it every where. Do you have blinders on.? read 2 Timothy chapter 3 – this is where america is morally and spiritually impoverished.

  232. Josie N. Reece

    Kenny Williams – what in the world is normal???? this world is corrupt and sin runs rampant in our world. You see it every where. Do you have blinders on.? read 2 Timothy chapter 3 – this is where america is morally and spiritually impoverished.

  233. Anonymous

    scottj.green –Hello!!! The founding fathers were DEISTS!! That is a far cry from the Christianity that you know of. Come on, everyone, educate yourselves before you try to attack others.

  234. Anonymous

    scottj.green –Hello!!! The founding fathers were DEISTS!! That is a far cry from the Christianity that you know of. Come on, everyone, educate yourselves before you try to attack others.

  235. Anonymous

    scottj.green –Hello!!! The founding fathers were DEISTS!! That is a far cry from the Christianity that you know of. Come on, everyone, educate yourselves before you try to attack others.

  236. Anonymous

    scottj.green –Hello!!! The founding fathers were DEISTS!! That is a far cry from the Christianity that you know of. Come on, everyone, educate yourselves before you try to attack others.

  237. Anonymous

    scottj.green –Hello!!! The founding fathers were DEISTS!! That is a far cry from the Christianity that you know of. Come on, everyone, educate yourselves before you try to attack others.

  238. Josie N. Reece

    chrisp63 – Romans 8:28 says, and we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Not man's purpose.

  239. Anonymous

    Nancee Faithful ForeverPatriot — I don't know what nonsense you've been fed, either, Nancee. The way you throw around the word Commie indicates to me that you have no clue what Communism really is. Considering we have only just barely touched on Socialism here in this country (and Socialism is NOT the same as Communism, folks), you have some explaining to do about how Democrats are Communists. Go educate yourself before you tell others to do so. They were NOT CHRISTIANS. People, for crying out loud. They DOUBTED. They were DEISTS. Say what you will, but don't shoot off crap that isn't true. Check your history books…the ones that were not written in the 1950's. Come on, Nancee, get real!!!!

  240. Anonymous

    Pat McDonald — oh, he's unhappy because he disagrees with you. That makes sense. Next!!!

  241. Anonymous

    I want you all to get something straight–go look up Deist and then compare it to Christian. Then you can begin to try to 'educate' the rest of us about how Christian the Founding Fathers were.

  242. Anonymous

    Cannot believe the level of ignorance that I see from some of you on here. I have to go and refresh my retinas after the nonsense I've just seen on here.

  243. Connie Espinosa

    2 Chronicles 7:14 — If my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

  244. Connie Espinosa

    2 Chronicles 7:14 — If my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

  245. Josie N. Reece

    sue, this is called humanistic thinking. This is not the mind set of Jesus. The Bible is God's roadmap for man. For you to understand it, you must be born again. Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour and the rest will come. John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he have his only begotten Son that whosoever believes on Him shall not perish but shall have everlasting life. Again I will say true religion undefiled belongs in every facet of our lives and world. Have a blessed day.

  246. Josie N. Reece

    Diego, the fool has said in his heart there is no god. We will be praying for you.

  247. Josie N. Reece

    Diego, the fool has said in his heart there is no god. We will be praying for you.

  248. Josie N. Reece

    Diego, the fool has said in his heart there is no god. We will be praying for you.

  249. George Joseph Hall

    The King James version of the New testament was completed in 1611 by 8 members of the Church of England.
    There were (still are) no original texts to translate.

    The Oldest Manuscripts we have were written down hundreds of years after the last apostle died.

    There are over 8,000 of these old manuscripts, with no two alike.

    The King James translators used none of these, anyway.

    Instead, they edited previous translations to create a version their king and parliament would approve.

    So, 21st century Christians believe the “Word of God” is a book edited in the 17th century from 16th century translations of 8,000 contradictory copies of 4th century scrolls that claim to be copies of lost letters written in the 1st century.

    That's not faith that's insanity

  250. George Joseph Hall

    The King James version of the New testament was completed in 1611 by 8 members of the Church of England.
    There were (still are) no original texts to translate.

    The Oldest Manuscripts we have were written down hundreds of years after the last apostle died.

    There are over 8,000 of these old manuscripts, with no two alike.

    The King James translators used none of these, anyway.

    Instead, they edited previous translations to create a version their king and parliament would approve.

    So, 21st century Christians believe the “Word of God” is a book edited in the 17th century from 16th century translations of 8,000 contradictory copies of 4th century scrolls that claim to be copies of lost letters written in the 1st century.

    That's not faith that's insanity.

  251. Dennis Knight

    the main reason this country is going to hell is a falling away from the moral principles that God gives us….This nation is running away from God and into the arms of the Dark side….Our movies and tv shows use gods name in vain..against one of the 10 commandments…while bleeping out other words that they deem offensive…not teaching moral values in school and treating Jesus Christs name like it's garbage…The Bible has predicted this and what is to come..Our nation needs to wake up…Money..Sex..Greed violence and an all around disrespect for God is what we have become….if the world would learn to live as the teachings of Jesus Christ would have us live..the world would be a paradise…No hungry..No child left uncared for..The elderly would be revered and taken care of as they should be..No wars…The creatures of the world that God blessed us with would be respected and preserved…..Nice thought….But mankind has chosen thier path..doesn't look good…God help us all.

  252. Henry R Roop

    If obammyis elected again, the muslim devils will have the comunist obammy make all other religions illegal, and have all christians and churches burned. You still want to vote for that POS?

  253. Dennis Knight

    Not all Christians are hypocrits..some actualy do follow the teachings of Christ…Remember..Jesus said himself..""many will come in my name""..and to beware of whose using his name…

  254. Dennis Knight

    Not all of the founding fathers were athiest or agnostics..but a lot of them were….America has been the big lie right from the start…..as soon as the europeans started killing the native americans and stealing thier land..God left the building and satan came in.

  255. Judy Rae Jackson

    Michelle Miller Starling, the bible is also clear on what people should eat. There are dietary laws in the same book that people use to justify their hatred of homosexuality. Let me guess, THOSE laws are only for Jews, right. Cherry picking the bible, the great christian past time.

  256. Lawrence Mintz

    How very Christian of you Nancee. You must be one of the part time Christians that forget about compassion and loving thy neighbor the minute someone has a different viewpoint about the role religion should play in politics. If you were so sure of your belief in the teachings of Christ you would act most Christian and wouldn't have such a need to spew about it.

  257. Anonymous

    Oh c'mon Bishop – it isn't about being perfect – it's about how many so-called Christians are prejudiced, some of your 'preachers' are caught with drugs or prostitutes or embezzling or (sometimes) all 3. I think there's a lot of UN-acceptance and hate on your side. I should know – I saw what happened to my brother long ago when he went over to your side.

  258. Freddie McKenna

    Separation of church and state, now and forever. This is a multicultural nation, and a multi-religious one. Some of us are not religious at all. You're saved, good for you, please don't worry about the rest of us.

  259. Lawrence Mintz

    It not Christianity that I have a problem with it's Christians. They are so unlike Christ.

  260. Judy Rae Jackson

    Alexandra Cullen, the religious wrong in this country are not that different from the Taliban. The laws that they are enacting through their takeover of the GOP ARE designed to put women back in the kitchen, barefoot & pregnant & with no rights. Christianity has a history that is as bloody & violent as any other religion ever invented & bloodier than some.Read the true stories of what good christian Christopher Columbus & his crews did when the "discovered" the new world. Rape, murder, torture & every other crime HAVE been practiced by christians, all in the name of god. Thanks, but no thanks.

  261. Anonymous

    Most 'Christains' have never even read the bible. And I mean most. What Christians know about the bible is what the preachers want them to know…which is not much.

  262. Anonymous

    Valee, you sound like someone who thinks god picks sides. That god so blessed us to drive SUVs, get our nails done twice a month, two plasma TVs in every home….while millions go without clean water to drink. Your god sounds evil.

  263. Anonymous

    Judy Rae Jackson, to lump all Christians into the category of hypocrite, would be like lumping all people named Jackson into some bad category. There are hypocrites in every walk of life and faith. If you haven't been a hypocrite even once in your life, then feel free to judge. But if you look closely at yourself, I'm sure you could find some area of hypocrisy. Should we then conclude that all people named Judy Jackson are hypocrites? To even conclude that ALL people of any kind of persuasion are ALL hypocrites or ALL anything else, shows a lack of critical thinking skills on your part. There isn't much in life that is THAT generalizable. You need to get over your personal hatred of Christians and free your mind.

  264. Beatrice Rewis

    Way to Go- we don't care what your party is- we care where you will spend eternity. We need to have a spritual awaekning to God like no other.

  265. Anonymous

    Your comment says more about you than it does about any Christian. Hate is a very strong word, and usually only the extremely narrow minded use it.

  266. Anonymous

    carl_ynp, that's your job. If you don't want religion, by all means avoid it. But don't expect someone else to keep it out of your life. You are in control of where you put your time and attention. Live and let live.

  267. Diego Rosenberg

    Josie N. Reece, thanks for proving my point – have a blessed weekend!

  268. Anonymous

    Kenny Williams, thank you for sharing your personal self management plan with all of us.

  269. Anonymous

    Kenny Williams, thank you for sharing your personal self management plan with all of us.

  270. Anonymous

    Kenny Williams, thank you for sharing your personal self management plan with all of us.

  271. Anonymous

    Kenny Williams, thank you for sharing your personal self management plan with all of us.

  272. Anonymous

    Kenny Williams, thank you for sharing your personal self management plan with all of us.

  273. Anonymous

    Kenny Williams, thank you for sharing your personal self management plan with all of us.

  274. Anonymous

    Kenny Williams, thank you for sharing your personal self management plan with all of us.

  275. Anonymous

    Kenny Williams, thank you for sharing your personal self management plan with all of us.

  276. Anonymous

    Kenny Williams, thank you for sharing your personal self management plan with all of us.

  277. Anonymous

    Kenny Williams, thank you for sharing your personal self management plan with all of us.

  278. Anonymous

    Kenny Williams, thank you for sharing your personal self management plan with all of us.

  279. Anonymous

    Kenny Williams, thank you for sharing your personal self management plan with all of us.

  280. Anonymous

    Kenny Williams, thank you for sharing your personal self management plan with all of us.

  281. Anonymous

    Josie, you sound completely brain washed. Why does a road map for man include stoning (killing) people for the most ridiculous of offenses? Why doesn't the ten commandment include rape? I could keep going…..You should really study up on how the bible came to be.

  282. Anonymous

    Josie, you sound completely brain washed. Why does a road map for man include stoning (killing) people for the most ridiculous of offenses? Why doesn't the ten commandment include rape? I could keep going…..You should really study up on how the bible came to be.

  283. Anonymous

    Josie, you sound completely brain washed. Why does a road map for man include stoning (killing) people for the most ridiculous of offenses? Why doesn't the ten commandment include rape? I could keep going…..You should really study up on how the bible came to be.

  284. Anonymous

    Josie, you sound completely brain washed. Why does a road map for man include stoning (killing) people for the most ridiculous of offenses? Why doesn't the ten commandment include rape? I could keep going…..You should really study up on how the bible came to be.

  285. Anonymous

    Josie, you sound completely brain washed. Why does a road map for man include stoning (killing) people for the most ridiculous of offenses? Why doesn't the ten commandment include rape? I could keep going…..You should really study up on how the bible came to be.

  286. Anonymous

    Josie, you sound completely brain washed. Why does a road map for man include stoning (killing) people for the most ridiculous of offenses? Why doesn't the ten commandment include rape? I could keep going…..You should really study up on how the bible came to be.

  287. Anonymous

    Josie, you sound completely brain washed. Why does a road map for man include stoning (killing) people for the most ridiculous of offenses? Why doesn't the ten commandment include rape? I could keep going…..You should really study up on how the bible came to be.

  288. Anonymous

    Josie, you sound completely brain washed. Why does a road map for man include stoning (killing) people for the most ridiculous of offenses? Why doesn't the ten commandment include rape? I could keep going…..You should really study up on how the bible came to be.

  289. Anonymous

    Josie, you sound completely brain washed. Why does a road map for man include stoning (killing) people for the most ridiculous of offenses? Why doesn't the ten commandment include rape? I could keep going…..You should really study up on how the bible came to be.

  290. Anonymous

    Josie, you sound completely brain washed. Why does a road map for man include stoning (killing) people for the most ridiculous of offenses? Why doesn't the ten commandment include rape? I could keep going…..You should really study up on how the bible came to be.

  291. Anonymous

    Josie, you sound completely brain washed. Why does a road map for man include stoning (killing) people for the most ridiculous of offenses? Why doesn't the ten commandment include rape? I could keep going…..You should really study up on how the bible came to be.

  292. Anonymous

    Josie, you sound completely brain washed. Why does a road map for man include stoning (killing) people for the most ridiculous of offenses? Why doesn't the ten commandment include rape? I could keep going…..You should really study up on how the bible came to be.

  293. Anonymous

    Josie, you sound completely brain washed. Why does a road map for man include stoning (killing) people for the most ridiculous of offenses? Why doesn't the ten commandment include rape? I could keep going…..You should really study up on how the bible came to be.

  294. Diego Rosenberg

    Michelle Miller Starling, you clearly are a false Christian. I suggest if your bible is telling you to hate, you should find another bible.

  295. Diego Rosenberg

    Michelle Miller Starling, you clearly are a false Christian. I suggest if your bible is telling you to hate, you should find another bible.

  296. Diego Rosenberg

    Michelle Miller Starling, you clearly are a false Christian. I suggest if your bible is telling you to hate, you should find another bible.

  297. Diego Rosenberg

    Michelle Miller Starling, you clearly are a false Christian. I suggest if your bible is telling you to hate, you should find another bible.

  298. Diego Rosenberg

    Michelle Miller Starling, you clearly are a false Christian. I suggest if your bible is telling you to hate, you should find another bible.

  299. Diego Rosenberg

    Michelle Miller Starling, you clearly are a false Christian. I suggest if your bible is telling you to hate, you should find another bible.

  300. Diego Rosenberg

    Michelle Miller Starling, you clearly are a false Christian. I suggest if your bible is telling you to hate, you should find another bible.

  301. Diego Rosenberg

    Benjamin, there's more perfect people than Jesus. How did you become so misinformed?

  302. Benjamin Bishop

    Loving thy neighbor means you care enough to pray for them and try to indtroduce them to Jesus. It does not refer to letting them do as they please and ignoring their sins. I'm glad I don't teach Science as well. I would have a hard time explaining how there was this Bang and then all the creatures came this one organism and how humans are related to cockroaches. I love the fact that it's called the Big Bang "Theory" and the "Theory" of Evolution. You never hear anyone say the "Theory" of Adam and Eve or the Big God "Theory".

  303. Amanda McCauley

    Heath Searles … Romans 14:11 "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God" Psalms 135:14 "For the LORD will judge His people And will have compassion on His servants" He will judge us ALL for what we have done reguardless of if you believe in Him or not.

  304. Craig Musselman

    um..all these blasphemous christians know that matthew 6:6 etc specifically states prayer must only be done "at home, alone, in the closet" right? and further, that since he should know your wants and needs only "the official lords prayer" (our father who art in heaven,…etc) is the ONLY ONE ALLOWED! right? none of the "freestyle prayin" the blasphemers seem to go about spouting….like at say A HUGE RALLY. True christians would fight tooth and nail to stop this event…but nobody but atheists actually read the source material right? sorry your religion is so inconveniently specific and its whorshippers are so inconveniently ignorant about it.

  305. Marner Campbell Benjamin

    Yes time to repent totally—and lift up Jesus (Yeshua) Time to worship GOD and not man! Time to be not ashamed and be more than conquerors! Time to keep the commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus! Rev: 14:12

  306. John Smith

    Gerrit Elzinga, Throughout history, God blesses His people. There can be some in the near vicinity that clearly do not deserve this blessing, but yet still benefit from a Holy God's blessing. He causes the rain to fall on the good and the evil.

  307. Craig Musselman

    5 ¶And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the ahypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

    6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy acloset, and when thou hast bshut thy door, cpray to thy Father which is in dsecret; and thy Father which eseeth in secret shall freward thee openly.

  308. Anonymous

    What a bunch of superstitious idiots. They are the reason the is country and the world is effed up. They are mentally ill. They believe all this nonsense about a divine being who raped and impregnated her a married woman to give her a son that he allows to be crucified is a sure sign that these people should not be allowed to vote or even walk the streets. I wish their "god" would just take them already.

  309. Anonymous

    What a bunch of superstitious idiots. They are the reason the is country and the world is effed up. They are mentally ill. They believe all this nonsense about a divine being who raped and impregnated her a married woman to give her a son that he allows to be crucified is a sure sign that these people should not be allowed to vote or even walk the streets. I wish their "god" would just take them already.

  310. Joel Ortega

    Adam, being religious is totally different than being Christian. Being a religious state does not mean that it is a Christian state. And even if it was the most Christian state, it doesn't mean that it would be a perfect state either. Being a Christian does not equal being perfect, it means having faith in the One who is perfect and the One who is the answer and the solution to all our human needs and problems. What he decides to fix or let happen is up to Him.. we just trust and have faith that everything that he allows to happen is for a greater purpose and reason. God bless you man.

  311. Joel Ortega

    Adam, being religious is totally different than being Christian. Being a religious state does not mean that it is a Christian state. And even if it was the most Christian state, it doesn't mean that it would be a perfect state either. Being a Christian does not equal being perfect, it means having faith in the One who is perfect and the One who is the answer and the solution to all our human needs and problems. What he decides to fix or let happen is up to Him.. we just trust and have faith that everything that he allows to happen is for a greater purpose and reason. God bless you man.

  312. Joel Ortega

    Adam, being religious is totally different than being Christian. Being a religious state does not mean that it is a Christian state. And even if it was the most Christian state, it doesn't mean that it would be a perfect state either. Being a Christian does not equal being perfect, it means having faith in the One who is perfect and the One who is the answer and the solution to all our human needs and problems. What he decides to fix or let happen is up to Him.. we just trust and have faith that everything that he allows to happen is for a greater purpose and reason. God bless you man.

  313. Joel Ortega

    Adam, being religious is totally different than being Christian. Being a religious state does not mean that it is a Christian state. And even if it was the most Christian state, it doesn't mean that it would be a perfect state either. Being a Christian does not equal being perfect, it means having faith in the One who is perfect and the One who is the answer and the solution to all our human needs and problems. What he decides to fix or let happen is up to Him.. we just trust and have faith that everything that he allows to happen is for a greater purpose and reason. God bless you man.

  314. Joel Ortega

    Adam, being religious is totally different than being Christian. Being a religious state does not mean that it is a Christian state. And even if it was the most Christian state, it doesn't mean that it would be a perfect state either. Being a Christian does not equal being perfect, it means having faith in the One who is perfect and the One who is the answer and the solution to all our human needs and problems. What he decides to fix or let happen is up to Him.. we just trust and have faith that everything that he allows to happen is for a greater purpose and reason. God bless you man.

  315. Joel Ortega

    Adam, being religious is totally different than being Christian. Being a religious state does not mean that it is a Christian state. And even if it was the most Christian state, it doesn't mean that it would be a perfect state either. Being a Christian does not equal being perfect, it means having faith in the One who is perfect and the One who is the answer and the solution to all our human needs and problems. What he decides to fix or let happen is up to Him.. we just trust and have faith that everything that he allows to happen is for a greater purpose and reason. God bless you man.

  316. Joel Ortega

    Adam, being religious is totally different than being Christian. Being a religious state does not mean that it is a Christian state. And even if it was the most Christian state, it doesn't mean that it would be a perfect state either. Being a Christian does not equal being perfect, it means having faith in the One who is perfect and the One who is the answer and the solution to all our human needs and problems. What he decides to fix or let happen is up to Him.. we just trust and have faith that everything that he allows to happen is for a greater purpose and reason. God bless you man.

  317. Joel Ortega

    Adam, being religious is totally different than being Christian. Being a religious state does not mean that it is a Christian state. And even if it was the most Christian state, it doesn't mean that it would be a perfect state either. Being a Christian does not equal being perfect, it means having faith in the One who is perfect and the One who is the answer and the solution to all our human needs and problems. What he decides to fix or let happen is up to Him.. we just trust and have faith that everything that he allows to happen is for a greater purpose and reason. God bless you man.

  318. Joel Ortega

    Adam, being religious is totally different than being Christian. Being a religious state does not mean that it is a Christian state. And even if it was the most Christian state, it doesn't mean that it would be a perfect state either. Being a Christian does not equal being perfect, it means having faith in the One who is perfect and the One who is the answer and the solution to all our human needs and problems. What he decides to fix or let happen is up to Him.. we just trust and have faith that everything that he allows to happen is for a greater purpose and reason. God bless you man.

  319. Joel Ortega

    Adam, being religious is totally different than being Christian. Being a religious state does not mean that it is a Christian state. And even if it was the most Christian state, it doesn't mean that it would be a perfect state either. Being a Christian does not equal being perfect, it means having faith in the One who is perfect and the One who is the answer and the solution to all our human needs and problems. What he decides to fix or let happen is up to Him.. we just trust and have faith that everything that he allows to happen is for a greater purpose and reason. God bless you man.

  320. Joel Ortega

    Adam, being religious is totally different than being Christian. Being a religious state does not mean that it is a Christian state. And even if it was the most Christian state, it doesn't mean that it would be a perfect state either. Being a Christian does not equal being perfect, it means having faith in the One who is perfect and the One who is the answer and the solution to all our human needs and problems. What he decides to fix or let happen is up to Him.. we just trust and have faith that everything that he allows to happen is for a greater purpose and reason. God bless you man.

  321. Ryan Murphy

    I'm still asking why conservatives call themselves Christians, or vice versa. Everything Jesus taught was socialist. You know, feed the poor, heal the sick. Also, give Caesar what is Caesar's, which is a story about not complaining about taxes. In fact, there is not much of anything in the Christian part of the Bible, the New testament, that falls in line with conservatives. They are all about the old testament, which is the Jewish part of the Bible, ironic considering how many of them are anti-Semitic.

    Christians are hypocrites one and all.

  322. Ryan Murphy

    I'm still asking why conservatives call themselves Christians, or vice versa. Everything Jesus taught was socialist. You know, feed the poor, heal the sick. Also, give Caesar what is Caesar's, which is a story about not complaining about taxes. In fact, there is not much of anything in the Christian part of the Bible, the New testament, that falls in line with conservatives. They are all about the old testament, which is the Jewish part of the Bible, ironic considering how many of them are anti-Semitic.

    Christians are hypocrites one and all.

  323. Ryan Murphy

    I'm still asking why conservatives call themselves Christians, or vice versa. Everything Jesus taught was socialist. You know, feed the poor, heal the sick. Also, give Caesar what is Caesar's, which is a story about not complaining about taxes. In fact, there is not much of anything in the Christian part of the Bible, the New testament, that falls in line with conservatives. They are all about the old testament, which is the Jewish part of the Bible, ironic considering how many of them are anti-Semitic.

    Christians are hypocrites one and all.

  324. Ryan Murphy

    I'm still asking why conservatives call themselves Christians, or vice versa. Everything Jesus taught was socialist. You know, feed the poor, heal the sick. Also, give Caesar what is Caesar's, which is a story about not complaining about taxes. In fact, there is not much of anything in the Christian part of the Bible, the New testament, that falls in line with conservatives. They are all about the old testament, which is the Jewish part of the Bible, ironic considering how many of them are anti-Semitic.

    Christians are hypocrites one and all.

  325. Ryan Murphy

    I'm still asking why conservatives call themselves Christians, or vice versa. Everything Jesus taught was socialist. You know, feed the poor, heal the sick. Also, give Caesar what is Caesar's, which is a story about not complaining about taxes. In fact, there is not much of anything in the Christian part of the Bible, the New testament, that falls in line with conservatives. They are all about the old testament, which is the Jewish part of the Bible, ironic considering how many of them are anti-Semitic.

    Christians are hypocrites one and all.

  326. Ryan Murphy

    I'm still asking why conservatives call themselves Christians, or vice versa. Everything Jesus taught was socialist. You know, feed the poor, heal the sick. Also, give Caesar what is Caesar's, which is a story about not complaining about taxes. In fact, there is not much of anything in the Christian part of the Bible, the New testament, that falls in line with conservatives. They are all about the old testament, which is the Jewish part of the Bible, ironic considering how many of them are anti-Semitic.

    Christians are hypocrites one and all.

  327. Scott Whitney

    The smart American will vote against Obama and Romney this election wich means Obama will win because Americans have become stupid an uneducated both Mitt Romney and Obama want to change America in rotten ways Obama is a terrorist sympathizer and Romney has openly said he hates poor people and wants to attack Americans wallets either way America is going to have alot of problems if either Obama or Romney gets into office.

  328. Scott Whitney

    The smart American will vote against Obama and Romney this election wich means Obama will win because Americans have become stupid an uneducated both Mitt Romney and Obama want to change America in rotten ways Obama is a terrorist sympathizer and Romney has openly said he hates poor people and wants to attack Americans wallets either way America is going to have alot of problems if either Obama or Romney gets into office.

  329. Scott Whitney

    The smart American will vote against Obama and Romney this election wich means Obama will win because Americans have become stupid an uneducated both Mitt Romney and Obama want to change America in rotten ways Obama is a terrorist sympathizer and Romney has openly said he hates poor people and wants to attack Americans wallets either way America is going to have alot of problems if either Obama or Romney gets into office.

  330. Scott Whitney

    The smart American will vote against Obama and Romney this election wich means Obama will win because Americans have become stupid an uneducated both Mitt Romney and Obama want to change America in rotten ways Obama is a terrorist sympathizer and Romney has openly said he hates poor people and wants to attack Americans wallets either way America is going to have alot of problems if either Obama or Romney gets into office.

  331. Scott Whitney

    The smart American will vote against Obama and Romney this election wich means Obama will win because Americans have become stupid an uneducated both Mitt Romney and Obama want to change America in rotten ways Obama is a terrorist sympathizer and Romney has openly said he hates poor people and wants to attack Americans wallets either way America is going to have alot of problems if either Obama or Romney gets into office.

  332. Scott Whitney

    The smart American will vote against Obama and Romney this election wich means Obama will win because Americans have become stupid an uneducated both Mitt Romney and Obama want to change America in rotten ways Obama is a terrorist sympathizer and Romney has openly said he hates poor people and wants to attack Americans wallets either way America is going to have alot of problems if either Obama or Romney gets into office.

  333. Chris Sidmore

    It's crazy how someone can say they love God and want to see positive things like Bishop mentioned, and people react with such anger. However, there are suicides, public shootings, outrageous bullying in our schools, people all over the world starving to death and no one really tends to get worked up about it. To me as a Christian it just shows that there is spiritual warfare and it's true that the enemy hates the name of the Lord. How else can this realistically be explained?

  334. Ryan Murphy

    Marriage is a legal contract, and always has been. There are no less than 8 types of marriage in the bible, and none of them fall in line with what you people think of when you say "the sanctity of marriage".

  335. Alexandra Cullen

    @ALL HATERS Here: I'm truly sad for you. You can call people "bicycle seat sniffers", call the Founding Fathers "deists" (they weren't) or worse. BUT? In the end, it's you who loses. Carry on with your hate. One day, you will account for it. I always LOVE how posts/articles like this one brings out the true wingnuts.

  336. Alexandra Cullen

    Judy…really, dear. Put down the CRACK pipe. You are buying into the BIGGEST HOAX on the planet. I feel sorry for you. You aren't hurting ME at all. Just yourself especially if you believe all of that propaganda.

  337. Alexandra Cullen

    Lawrence Mintz ….. poor Lawrence. Going to go kicking and screaming straight to Judgement Day.

  338. Susan Marcus

    Tony you are correct the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. The beginning of God's wisdom comes with accurate knowledge. Accurate knowledges tells me a God of wisdom, would excercise his power with justice and with love. This also assure me a god who claims to be wise, powerful, just and a God of love would not cause his enemy to suffer the consequences of their error for an eternity.

  339. Alexandra Cullen

    Kenny Williams … oh yeah, Kenny. That's working out REALLY WELL FOR THE UNBORN, isn't it?? @_@

  340. David Huntsinger

    I'm just confused at all the people who say "Don't shove your religion down my throat." This article is about praying. I haven't seen anything that says they'll be out trying to convert people. Are people really so uncomfortable with Christianity that they can't even see praying in public without feeling like their rights are being trampled on? If it was a guy standing on the street with a mega phone shouting "Repent or you're all going to hell." then I could see why they'd be angry, but… it's just praying, them talking to God. Isn't the separation of church and state supposed to protect that?

  341. Susan Marcus

    While you are praying for God to bless our nation would you ask him to give the people in Etheopia a break today they could use a fishing pole or two.

  342. Connie Redfield

    It has always bothered me when a politician hides behind religion and GOD. There are many many issues I do not agree with in both parties……but why do Evangelicals/Religious People think they are without sin. No one is PERFECT……that is why we (I) believe in the Lord……and I pray to him. Why do these so called pious people think that they are without sin when there is such racism, bigotry, and lies being thrown into the political scene. I am thoroughly disgusted with all these NASTY INSENSITIVE HITLER TYPE COMMENTS. Remember Hitler was the Master of Propaganda…..and the more he preached his venom…..the more people believed what he preached. And look what happened!!!!! EVERYONE WILL MEET HIS MAKER SOME DAY AND GOD IS THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL PASS JUDGEMENT!! No one ellse. In this campaign the only that talks is MONEY……WHAT WOULD JESUS SAY????? AMEN!!!!

  343. Connie Redfield

    It has always bothered me when a politician hides behind religion and GOD. There are many many issues I do not agree with in both parties……but why do Evangelicals/Religious People think they are without sin. No one is PERFECT……that is why we (I) believe in the Lord……and I pray to him. Why do these so called pious people think that they are without sin when there is such racism, bigotry, and lies being thrown into the political scene. I am thoroughly disgusted with all these NASTY INSENSITIVE HITLER TYPE COMMENTS. Remember Hitler was the Master of Propaganda…..and the more he preached his venom…..the more people believed what he preached. And look what happened!!!!! EVERYONE WILL MEET HIS MAKER SOME DAY AND GOD IS THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL PASS JUDGEMENT!! No one ellse. In this campaign the only that talks is MONEY……WHAT WOULD JESUS SAY????? AMEN!!!!

  344. Mike Bulin

    Most important to this conversation, I think, is the whole reason we are free to worship (or not) as we see fit…..not all American's are Christians. In order to be truly free in this country, we (yes, I am Christian) must not impose our value system on the Government. The Constitution says the word "God". To you and I that means one thing…..to others it may mean something different. When we become a society governed by the Word, we become just like those that are our political enemies. Legally, homosexuals should have the same rights as everyone else. Some may find this morally objectionalbe, but it is not for us to judge.

  345. Mike Bulin

    Most important to this conversation, I think, is the whole reason we are free to worship (or not) as we see fit…..not all American's are Christians. In order to be truly free in this country, we (yes, I am Christian) must not impose our value system on the Government. The Constitution says the word "God". To you and I that means one thing…..to others it may mean something different. When we become a society governed by the Word, we become just like those that are our political enemies. Legally, homosexuals should have the same rights as everyone else. Some may find this morally objectionalbe, but it is not for us to judge.

  346. Lawrence Mintz

    Alexandra I have already been judged a child of god by powers beyond your skewed understanding of enlightenment. I am in excellent standing with the real true creator of the universe the all powerful compassionate king who judges people by their actions and not by their trivial belief systems. So worry about yourself because you are a condemned believer not a true believer in ultimate expression of the path to perfection. All you need is love and an apple and I'm not talking of about a Mac.

  347. Anonymous

    Nope. This violates the nation's 1st Amendment. Freedom of religion. NEXT!

  348. Anonymous

    Gerrit Elzinga The problem is that man is a FALLEN man, INFLUENCED by SIN. Every person on this planet is guilty of this SIN. It is not just one type of sin….it is ALL TYPES of sin. Slavery happened in Egypt and it was wrong. Slavery happened here in America and it is STILL wrong. The issue is MAN"S HEART. The only way that ANY of this will change is that there is a CHANGE OF HEART and ONLY JESUS CHRIST can make that possible by each of use accepting HIM as LORD and SAVIOR and asking HIM to COME INTO OUR HEARTS and be OUR PERSONAL LORD and SAVIOR. One person at a time will make a change in the WORLD.

    And please don't for one second think that "Christians" are perfect. The reason we are still HERE on this planet is to WALK OUT and LEARN how to actually become "CHRIST LIKE" = CHRISTIAN. Notice that when JESUS was done with HIS MISSION, he was Crucified and left this world. The same goes for us. The difference is that we are given a choice as to where we want to spend our ETERNITY. THE CHOICE IS TOTALLY YOURS. No one is going to MAKE you go to HEAVEN or HELL. Deuteronomy 30:15 & 16 (Common English Bible) : Look here! Today I’ve set before you life and what’s good versus death and what’s wrong. 16 If you obey the Lord your God’s commandments that[a] I’m commanding you right now by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments, his regulations, and his case laws, then you will live and thrive, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

    No one is making you choose anything and GOD being who HE IS, will allow you to make your own decisions. Now, whether they are right or not is on you. Don't go blaming GOD for your EVIL. It takes a lifetime to learn to walk UPRIGHT before GOD, hence the reason you are here on EARTH. Get it right and at the end of your life's journey your reward is HEAVEN. Don't get it right and the end is DEATH and HELL. The decision is yours.

  349. Anonymous

    Gerrit Elzinga The problem is that man is a FALLEN man, INFLUENCED by SIN. Every person on this planet is guilty of this SIN. It is not just one type of sin….it is ALL TYPES of sin. Slavery happened in Egypt and it was wrong. Slavery happened here in America and it is STILL wrong. The issue is MAN"S HEART. The only way that ANY of this will change is that there is a CHANGE OF HEART and ONLY JESUS CHRIST can make that possible by each of use accepting HIM as LORD and SAVIOR and asking HIM to COME INTO OUR HEARTS and be OUR PERSONAL LORD and SAVIOR. One person at a time will make a change in the WORLD.

    And please don't for one second think that "Christians" are perfect. The reason we are still HERE on this planet is to WALK OUT and LEARN how to actually become "CHRIST LIKE" = CHRISTIAN. Notice that when JESUS was done with HIS MISSION, he was Crucified and left this world. The same goes for us. The difference is that we are given a choice as to where we want to spend our ETERNITY. THE CHOICE IS TOTALLY YOURS. No one is going to MAKE you go to HEAVEN or HELL. Deuteronomy 30:15 & 16 (Common English Bible) : Look here! Today I’ve set before you life and what’s good versus death and what’s wrong. 16 If you obey the Lord your God’s commandments that[a] I’m commanding you right now by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments, his regulations, and his case laws, then you will live and thrive, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

    No one is making you choose anything and GOD being who HE IS, will allow you to make your own decisions. Now, whether they are right or not is on you. Don't go blaming GOD for your EVIL. It takes a lifetime to learn to walk UPRIGHT before GOD, hence the reason you are here on EARTH. Get it right and at the end of your life's journey your reward is HEAVEN. Don't get it right and the end is DEATH and HELL. The decision is yours.

  350. Josie N. Reece

    randykrus, if anyone sounds brain washed it is you. Until you become a born-again believer, and accept Christ as your personal saviour you will not understand the Bible. It is not for the carnal minded. You are a very humanistic and carnal minded person. I will be praying for your salvation.

  351. Anonymous

    sorry about the last post!!!!

    I'm saddened that many of you have certainly have bought in to it hook, line, and sinker… That to "know" that I'll be Begging for forgiveness is a bit presumptuous. And for Rich and Marvin, I trust that you"ll forgive yourselves for being so judgmental and attacking people you don't know.

  352. Anonymous

    Josie, you are absolutely correct the fool has spoken and that fool is in your mirror.

  353. Joe Bialobreski

    Wow, I didn't pick up any hate fromGerrit, just a couple of real good questions. And the one I would love to have someone answer is when did God bless America?

  354. Josie N. Reece

    freddie Mckenna, now that is a pretty ignorant statement. Jesus told us in his word to go and preach the gospel and share it with all the world. It is not about religion. It is about whether you will receive Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. We do pray for the lost, and dying and perishing. This is a commandment of the Lord Jesus. John 14:6 says – Jesus says, For I am the way, the truth and the light, no one comes to the Father except by me. He is the only way. Accept Him today, for today is the day of salvation.

  355. Josie N. Reece

    Rodrigo Juan Vargas, I hate to burst your bubble, but neither one of them is in reality a truly born again believer of Jesus Christ, they have their religion, and that is all. They can be morally good and upright, but it does not send them to heaven. Only Jesus Saves. Read John chapter 3.

  356. Josie N. Reece

    yes Magda du toit, they use the Lord's name in vain. One day Jesus will be here and take his ppl home. the unbelievers and unholy ppl will be left behind.

  357. Katherine Pullen

    Heath Searles – Ecclesiastes 12:14 – "For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil." The solemn and enduring truth: we are fully accountable to God for our deeds. The Lord will evaluate each of us, believer and unbeliever alike, and will judge all our deeds, whether they are good or evil. We will not be justified on the judgment day if we have neglected or rejected God's grace.

  358. Vicki Mathews

    I think this is a wonderful thing, and wholeheartedly agree with what the author said! Those who do not wish to participate, simply don't. No one is saying you have to. This country needs every ounce of help it can get. <3

  359. Shannon Jackson-Summers

    Christians are sinners too. That is why we NEED Jesus Christ. HE is the only one to help us not sin. No one is perfect. Just because a Christian is human and messes up like the rest of the world does not mean we are hypocrites – it just means we are human. Beaing a Christian does not mean "I am perfect" or "I am better than everyone." It means "I am a sinner and I know I cannot go it alone. I know Jesus died for my sins and without Him I am nothing." So many people just do not understand this or the Bible. Separation of church and state ONLY means that the government cannot tell us who, what, where, how, when to worship and that the church cannot run the government. Talk about picking and choosing, people do the same thing with the constitution.

  360. Tara Wynn

    I <3 you Freddie McKenna. What I prefer from the religious is that they pray for me in silence & then leave my spiritual welfare to me & whatever deity is out there when the time avails itself. There are few, if any, people in the world who haven't been preached to ad nauseum about the major religions of the world.

  361. Rodrigo Juan Vargas

    Hi josie ! I have no bubble to burst …….. I happen to be a compassionate Athiest. President Obama came to christ later in his life. He says he has a personal relationship with christ and follows the teachings Jesus christ. The christ that christians say is the son of god, born from the virgin Mary and is part of the holy trinity. By definition that makes him a true christian. Mitt Romney believes that "his" christ is a flesh and blood man. Not born of a virgin and not the christ that true christians believe in. I never said "born again". But, by definition, Mitt Romney is NOT a christian.

  362. Rodrigo Juan Vargas

    Hi josie ! I have no bubble to burst …….. I happen to be a compassionate Athiest. President Obama came to christ later in his life. He says he has a personal relationship with christ and follows the teachings Jesus christ. The christ that christians say is the son of god, born from the virgin Mary and is part of the holy trinity. By definition that makes him a true christian. Mitt Romney believes that "his" christ is a flesh and blood man. Not born of a virgin and not the christ that true christians believe in. I never said "born again". But, by definition, Mitt Romney is NOT a christian.

  363. Rick Hunter

    Maybe Jesus will make an appearance at this gathering. And maybe this time he won't be invisible like he's been for the past 2,000 years. Let's all pray that Jesus makes himself visible. Jesus, please become visible. Jesus. Where are you?

  364. Ryan Delaney

    I do believe America is corrupt and immoral, but it is religion and religious leaders more responsible than anything else. Putting it 'in the hands of God' seems to often be more about putting responsibility and duty onto Him and avoiding it yourself. Praying is so much easier than working to actually solve the problem after all.

  365. Daniel Garcia

    Yeah what a perfect world it would be with holy sanctity ruling our government. Pray pray pray and maybe one day we can be just like our fellow muslim countries. I mean just look and how God ( or Allah in their language) blessed them with rich deposits of oil for being so faithful and obediant. Let's start a "Pray for Crude Oil" campaign, who's with me?!?! Amen!

  366. Anonymous

    Gerrit Elzinga aye how about the dollar bills that say "in god we trust" was that part wrong?? just trying to say that at some point america really did try to follow the bible and even based its laws according to it.

  367. Freddie McKenna

    Please do not pray for me. I am a secular person. I don't run around shoving agnosticism down anyone's throat. I think spirituality is a deeply personal matter and I can't relate to people who play my god is better than my god.

  368. Jamie Robinson

    The article sort of makes it seem like the "America for Jesus" campaign is directly involved in the election and want to kick Obama out. While it may be part of the reason, I believe the true goal of this is to pray to bring America back to a state of God-fearing and glorifying. Morality has now become relative in our country and everyone can "do what is right in his own eyes" not caring about God's law. They're main focus is prayer for the country, regardless of who is in office. While I agree with them in their mission, the world is getting more evil by the day and Jesus will be coming back soon. I don't think it's really possible to go back to a moral, God-fearing nation at this stage in the game, but God does answer prayer and while I don't think this is a wasted effort completely, God will use this event to somehow change the lives of some Americans. God still blesses this country even though many of us have turned away from Him.

  369. Jamie Robinson

    The article sort of makes it seem like the "America for Jesus" campaign is directly involved in the election and want to kick Obama out. While it may be part of the reason, I believe the true goal of this is to pray to bring America back to a state of God-fearing and glorifying. Morality has now become relative in our country and everyone can "do what is right in his own eyes" not caring about God's law. They're main focus is prayer for the country, regardless of who is in office. While I agree with them in their mission, the world is getting more evil by the day and Jesus will be coming back soon. I don't think it's really possible to go back to a moral, God-fearing nation at this stage in the game, but God does answer prayer and while I don't think this is a wasted effort completely, God will use this event to somehow change the lives of some Americans. God still blesses this country even though many of us have turned away from Him.

  370. Jamie Robinson

    The article sort of makes it seem like the "America for Jesus" campaign is directly involved in the election and want to kick Obama out. While it may be part of the reason, I believe the true goal of this is to pray to bring America back to a state of God-fearing and glorifying. Morality has now become relative in our country and everyone can "do what is right in his own eyes" not caring about God's law. They're main focus is prayer for the country, regardless of who is in office. While I agree with them in their mission, the world is getting more evil by the day and Jesus will be coming back soon. I don't think it's really possible to go back to a moral, God-fearing nation at this stage in the game, but God does answer prayer and while I don't think this is a wasted effort completely, God will use this event to somehow change the lives of some Americans. God still blesses this country even though many of us have turned away from Him.

  371. Jamie Robinson

    The article sort of makes it seem like the "America for Jesus" campaign is directly involved in the election and want to kick Obama out. While it may be part of the reason, I believe the true goal of this is to pray to bring America back to a state of God-fearing and glorifying. Morality has now become relative in our country and everyone can "do what is right in his own eyes" not caring about God's law. They're main focus is prayer for the country, regardless of who is in office. While I agree with them in their mission, the world is getting more evil by the day and Jesus will be coming back soon. I don't think it's really possible to go back to a moral, God-fearing nation at this stage in the game, but God does answer prayer and while I don't think this is a wasted effort completely, God will use this event to somehow change the lives of some Americans. God still blesses this country even though many of us have turned away from Him.

  372. Jamie Robinson

    The article sort of makes it seem like the "America for Jesus" campaign is directly involved in the election and want to kick Obama out. While it may be part of the reason, I believe the true goal of this is to pray to bring America back to a state of God-fearing and glorifying. Morality has now become relative in our country and everyone can "do what is right in his own eyes" not caring about God's law. They're main focus is prayer for the country, regardless of who is in office. While I agree with them in their mission, the world is getting more evil by the day and Jesus will be coming back soon. I don't think it's really possible to go back to a moral, God-fearing nation at this stage in the game, but God does answer prayer and while I don't think this is a wasted effort completely, God will use this event to somehow change the lives of some Americans. God still blesses this country even though many of us have turned away from Him.

  373. Jamie Robinson

    The article sort of makes it seem like the "America for Jesus" campaign is directly involved in the election and want to kick Obama out. While it may be part of the reason, I believe the true goal of this is to pray to bring America back to a state of God-fearing and glorifying. Morality has now become relative in our country and everyone can "do what is right in his own eyes" not caring about God's law. They're main focus is prayer for the country, regardless of who is in office. While I agree with them in their mission, the world is getting more evil by the day and Jesus will be coming back soon. I don't think it's really possible to go back to a moral, God-fearing nation at this stage in the game, but God does answer prayer and while I don't think this is a wasted effort completely, God will use this event to somehow change the lives of some Americans. God still blesses this country even though many of us have turned away from Him.

  374. Jamie Robinson

    The article sort of makes it seem like the "America for Jesus" campaign is directly involved in the election and want to kick Obama out. While it may be part of the reason, I believe the true goal of this is to pray to bring America back to a state of God-fearing and glorifying. Morality has now become relative in our country and everyone can "do what is right in his own eyes" not caring about God's law. They're main focus is prayer for the country, regardless of who is in office. While I agree with them in their mission, the world is getting more evil by the day and Jesus will be coming back soon. I don't think it's really possible to go back to a moral, God-fearing nation at this stage in the game, but God does answer prayer and while I don't think this is a wasted effort completely, God will use this event to somehow change the lives of some Americans. God still blesses this country even though many of us have turned away from Him.

  375. Jamie Robinson

    The article sort of makes it seem like the "America for Jesus" campaign is directly involved in the election and want to kick Obama out. While it may be part of the reason, I believe the true goal of this is to pray to bring America back to a state of God-fearing and glorifying. Morality has now become relative in our country and everyone can "do what is right in his own eyes" not caring about God's law. They're main focus is prayer for the country, regardless of who is in office. While I agree with them in their mission, the world is getting more evil by the day and Jesus will be coming back soon. I don't think it's really possible to go back to a moral, God-fearing nation at this stage in the game, but God does answer prayer and while I don't think this is a wasted effort completely, God will use this event to somehow change the lives of some Americans. God still blesses this country even though many of us have turned away from Him.

  376. Jamie Robinson

    The article sort of makes it seem like the "America for Jesus" campaign is directly involved in the election and want to kick Obama out. While it may be part of the reason, I believe the true goal of this is to pray to bring America back to a state of God-fearing and glorifying. Morality has now become relative in our country and everyone can "do what is right in his own eyes" not caring about God's law. They're main focus is prayer for the country, regardless of who is in office. While I agree with them in their mission, the world is getting more evil by the day and Jesus will be coming back soon. I don't think it's really possible to go back to a moral, God-fearing nation at this stage in the game, but God does answer prayer and while I don't think this is a wasted effort completely, God will use this event to somehow change the lives of some Americans. God still blesses this country even though many of us have turned away from Him.

  377. Jamie Robinson

    The article sort of makes it seem like the "America for Jesus" campaign is directly involved in the election and want to kick Obama out. While it may be part of the reason, I believe the true goal of this is to pray to bring America back to a state of God-fearing and glorifying. Morality has now become relative in our country and everyone can "do what is right in his own eyes" not caring about God's law. They're main focus is prayer for the country, regardless of who is in office. While I agree with them in their mission, the world is getting more evil by the day and Jesus will be coming back soon. I don't think it's really possible to go back to a moral, God-fearing nation at this stage in the game, but God does answer prayer and while I don't think this is a wasted effort completely, God will use this event to somehow change the lives of some Americans. God still blesses this country even though many of us have turned away from Him.

  378. Jamie Robinson

    The article sort of makes it seem like the "America for Jesus" campaign is directly involved in the election and want to kick Obama out. While it may be part of the reason, I believe the true goal of this is to pray to bring America back to a state of God-fearing and glorifying. Morality has now become relative in our country and everyone can "do what is right in his own eyes" not caring about God's law. They're main focus is prayer for the country, regardless of who is in office. While I agree with them in their mission, the world is getting more evil by the day and Jesus will be coming back soon. I don't think it's really possible to go back to a moral, God-fearing nation at this stage in the game, but God does answer prayer and while I don't think this is a wasted effort completely, God will use this event to somehow change the lives of some Americans. God still blesses this country even though many of us have turned away from Him.

  379. Freddie McKenna

    Keep praying, baby. Whatever floats your boat. Just leave me out of it. I don't try to force my beliefs, and that's BELIEF, not TRUTH, on you. Faith is a personal matter. Some of us are wired for it, some of us are not. I don't believe in a personal god and I never will. And I deserve political representation as much as you do. Which is why religion must remain separate from politics, as our founders intended.

  380. Anonymous

    The biggest foul I see here is SELF-righteousness disguised as righteousness. That is the conservative christian right's stock-in-trade, second only to hypocrisy. Unfortunately for them, their interpretation of depravity includes things that are not truly addressed in the bible, but could be interpreted any way these individuals wish to interpret them, based upon their own biases. People of transgender or gay are not here for these tiny, self-important excuses for human beings to judge.

    Real depravity is hatred, and these groups have a long history of that toward anyone different from them or daring to believe or not believe as do they!

  381. Steven Phan

    Churches are exempt from taxing only by using their funds to support the needy and community service. The Church is sort of like the Governmental support for the needy. No, we do not need to tax churches. Taxing churches would also not get this country out of debt. The government would most likely spend it on more failed plans.

  382. Jake Trevino

    but…. god's not real. he's a fictional charactor. I don't think it would be very smart to put all of the nations eggs in a fictional basket. use your head. wtf does the 10 commandments have to do with anything? it's common sense.

  383. Rosemarie Cullington

    I guess you are for socialism and communism because that's what Obama believes in. I can't see how you can call yourself a Christian and vote for Obama . Gay marriage is not in my bible!!!

  384. Steven Phan

    Judy Rae Jackson, if you're referring to the of Leviticus then here's some news. Leviticus was made for the Israelites and is only for Israelites. I'm not sure if it applies to today's Jews, but I do know that the laws about not eating crustaceans and not wearing different colored clothing only applied to them as they were set harsher rules because they needed to know they had to follow God's rule. However, the rule on Homosexuality was reinstated by Paul in the New Testament. I personally think that this law was set not as a hate, but that we needed to know that he controls all aspects of our lives and that we need to know he's in charge.

  385. Caston Countz

    I think 40 days of prayer is a wonderful idea, but the GOP might want to think twice since most of their policies go again the direct teachings of Jesus.

  386. Steven Phan

    Third-world countries are being aided through Christianity with missionaries, as God has already commanded us what to do. He isn't going to miraculously save everyone (which would be nice) because faith needs to come from the heart, soul, and mind. Not a "Seeing is believing" ordeal.

  387. Steven Phan

    Third-world countries are being aided through Christianity with missionaries, as God has already commanded us what to do. He isn't going to miraculously save everyone (which would be nice) because faith needs to come from the heart, soul, and mind. Not a "Seeing is believing" ordeal.

  388. Steven Phan

    Third-world countries are being aided through Christianity with missionaries, as God has already commanded us what to do. He isn't going to miraculously save everyone (which would be nice) because faith needs to come from the heart, soul, and mind. Not a "Seeing is believing" ordeal.

  389. Steven Phan

    God doesn't hate gays, his no homosexuality rule was simply a law to remind us to remember he is in control. He could've said other things, but anti-homosexuality was already a major cultural acceptance in the majority of the Earth at the time.

  390. Steven Phan

    God doesn't hate gays, his no homosexuality rule was simply a law to remind us to remember he is in control. He could've said other things, but anti-homosexuality was already a major cultural acceptance in the majority of the Earth at the time.

  391. Steven Phan

    God doesn't hate gays, his no homosexuality rule was simply a law to remind us to remember he is in control. He could've said other things, but anti-homosexuality was already a major cultural acceptance in the majority of the Earth at the time.

  392. Steven Phan

    God doesn't hate gays, his no homosexuality rule was simply a law to remind us to remember he is in control. He could've said other things, but anti-homosexuality was already a major cultural acceptance in the majority of the Earth at the time.

  393. Josie N. Reece

    Diego Rosenberg , you need to put your name in front of the scripture, I do believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. If you choose to be ignorant, so be it, also the same for dorsadr, When April 1 comes around please enjoy your day. Romans 1:16 says For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. You all have a wonderful week-end too.

  394. Anonymous

    Dear Friends,

    I am a member of no church. I do believe we need allow them the freedom to pray to God. Should we take this freedom away what freedom will go next? ( By the way, ever notice a Liberal is usually angry over something?) I added that as a little pun intended.

    While you all get angry and finger point lets just let freedom ring. Stop being stupid.
    Sincerely,
    Haxsaw

  395. Anonymous

    first of all…..I'm a Christian and a Democrat……there is no part of me that says I am doing good for Jesus by voting for Mitt Romney…..The horns on his head are more prominent than Obama's and I want to be with Jesus in Heaven….not the planet Coca-Kolub with some dude named Joe Smith

  396. Anonymous

    This is the Jesus that is going to return to Missouri at the end of days? Not the true one right?

  397. Nantz DaBiker

    My religion says gay marriage is ok. Laws that prohibit ME from the freedom to exercise MY religion are just as unconstitutional as laws that prohibit YOU from YOURS.

  398. Diego Rosenberg

    Steven Phan, I bet Paul thought the Earth was flat too?

    Stone-age thinking is the reason why we have Muslim extremists, and it's the same reason why we have judgmental Americans legislating their perceived morality. Keep God in your heart for a better America!

  399. Diego Rosenberg

    Josie N. Reece, you assume I have no faith. You are incorrect. You know what they say about assuming, right?

    Jews never needed Jesus before so why start now?

  400. Lawrence Mintz

    Ed to quote Gandhi “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

  401. Bryan English

    If scumbucket con artists like Pat Robertson are considered righteous "men of God" with a fast track to heaven, then I'll take the other place. The idea of spending eternity with Robertson and his ilk is not my idea of paradise.

  402. Bryan English

    If scumbucket con artists like Pat Robertson are considered righteous "men of God" with a fast track to heaven, then I'll take the other place. The idea of spending eternity with Robertson and his ilk is not my idea of paradise.

  403. Bryan English

    If scumbucket con artists like Pat Robertson are considered righteous "men of God" with a fast track to heaven, then I'll take the other place. The idea of spending eternity with Robertson and his ilk is not my idea of paradise.

  404. Bryan English

    If scumbucket con artists like Pat Robertson are considered righteous "men of God" with a fast track to heaven, then I'll take the other place. The idea of spending eternity with Robertson and his ilk is not my idea of paradise.

  405. Bryan English

    If scumbucket con artists like Pat Robertson are considered righteous "men of God" with a fast track to heaven, then I'll take the other place. The idea of spending eternity with Robertson and his ilk is not my idea of paradise.

  406. Bryan English

    If scumbucket con artists like Pat Robertson are considered righteous "men of God" with a fast track to heaven, then I'll take the other place. The idea of spending eternity with Robertson and his ilk is not my idea of paradise.

  407. Conley White

    Hi: I'm a sinner saved by grace. I have a wonderful life. eat once or twice a day, roof over my head. most importantly Peace, read.
    God"s Word

  408. Steven Phan

    Paul didn't decide that rule on his own, it was God's voice through him.

  409. Anonymous

    "Does America need to eliminate its sins to move forward?" YYYYEEEEESSSSS! Why do you think God is punishing America and withdrawing his blessing and protection that we enjoyed for as long as I can remember? Welcome to America, where the men act like women, the women act like men and everyone wants to kill their children. What do you think is happening? God is judging this nation and it won't be a pretty sight when it gets worse. Wake up and stop sticking needles into the toes of the 900 pound gorilla.

  410. Ricky Mk Smith

    hmm let me see Obama or Jesus which one.. I think the choice is obvious here Jesus of course how could they even compare Obama no anyone to Jesus he would win every time no one and I mean no one can beat our Lord Jesus no one not one. But I think the whole world needs to be saved but our lord Jesus Christ he's the only one who can save us all not Obama not Robney or however you say his name no one but Jesus only him we all need him rather your Christian or whatever your religion is religion dosnt save us Jesus does Jesus for American? He already has American he has the whole world the universe that's how awesome he is in every way I love Jesus Christ and always will!

  411. Anonymous

    Gerrit Elzinga Are you stupid? America was founded as a Christian nation. Ever heard of "in God we trust"? How about "one nation, under God"? Ring a bell?

  412. Anonymous

    Obviously Lawrence, Gandhi and yourself haven't read the Bible "for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God". Christians never pretended they weren't sinners. It's the Devil trying to convince man that he's without hope. Don't fall for it…

  413. Carter Yancey

    Plot twist: TAX the politicians and stop paying them so much and get this country out of debt!

  414. Darren Brown

    Exactly rollercoastin. Ben will claim Christianity, but vote for a man that doesn't believe that Jesus is Lord or who doesn't believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. How can someone claiming to be a Christian vote for someone who believes that God used to be like we are, and one day will be like He is now? Such a hypocrite.

  415. Anonymous

    Or maybe tax the tax cheats and companies that make billions yet pay no taxes. How about we stop giving billions to countries that hate us?

  416. Anonymous

    Or maybe tax the tax cheats and companies that make billions yet pay no taxes. How about we stop giving billions to countries that hate us?

  417. Anonymous

    Or maybe tax the tax cheats and companies that make billions yet pay no taxes. How about we stop giving billions to countries that hate us?

  418. Anonymous

    Or maybe tax the tax cheats and companies that make billions yet pay no taxes. How about we stop giving billions to countries that hate us?

  419. Anonymous

    Or maybe tax the tax cheats and companies that make billions yet pay no taxes. How about we stop giving billions to countries that hate us?

  420. Anonymous

    Or maybe tax the tax cheats and companies that make billions yet pay no taxes. How about we stop giving billions to countries that hate us?

  421. Andrea Goad

    That is what is known as a hasty generalization, folks…"hypocrites, every one of them"? Well, I think all Judy's of the world that I have ever met have been nasty, mean-spirited liars, so you must be one too, eh? So the problem is that "most" Christians don't follow the Bible or the 10 Commandments? That's the problem? I think the problem is that "most" people THINK they know what they don't really know…That God is the solution to our problems, and Jesus Christ is the only way by which we must be saved…period.

  422. Mike Olson

    Christ, Obama, and Romney have one thing in common. It's tough to belive in any of them.

  423. Lawrence Mintz

    Dick Scott you better get a new job because your telling me that is as valid as telling me vampires burn if hit by sunlight. I am a aerial surrealist and I believe in the truth and what you say to me is as far from the truth as was the idea that the Earth was flat. Sorry you can't sell me on your mythology. I have my own and it is much better.

  424. Darren Brown

    To all proclaiming christianity…can you in good conscious toward God, vote for a cultist? Will you vote for someone who believes that Joseph Smith is their redeemer, and that God was formerly a man, and one day followers of Joseph Smith will be Gods? If you can vote for someone like that, then you are a hypocrite, and you will answer to the true and living God one day.

  425. Marc Fuentes

    Michelle Miller Starling what does god's word say about wearing mixed fabrics? The only quote about homosexuality is in the Old Testament, something fundamentalist christians don't use…or are you saying that everything god says in the OT is true? You can't have it both ways. You can't pick and choose god's word to suit your own narrow minded, hateful, political agenda…so which is it, is the OT to be followed completely or not?

  426. Nick Derby

    There are many Christians out there who have heard what rory and wendy are talking about and will take their stand to give this nation the chance it needs to change us into what it needs to be, a nation for Christ.

  427. Anonymous

    We have a government of three branches — Christianity is not one of them.

  428. Darren Brown

    Lawrence, Gandhi was on to something. We are not to followed an imperfect man's example, but we are to follow a perfect Christ, in whom there was no fault to be found. Yes, there are many who refer to themselves as Christians, but are not. Follow Christ, He'll never mislead you.

  429. Nick Derby

    There are many Christians out there who have heard what they are talking about and will take their stand to give this nation the chance it needs to change us into what it needs to be, a nation for Christ.

  430. Diego Rosenberg

    Nick Derby , you are more than welcome to find a country to create your Nation of Christ, but it ain't gonna be the US of A.

    You can bet your savior on it.

  431. Anonymous

    Religion is not the problem. People pointing the finger at others is the problem. If all our politicians and all people would stop judging others and take a long honest look at themselves, then we could have harmony, tolerance and our nation could move forward. Yes, we all sin. Yes no one is perfect. And, no one can do a thing about anybody else but themselves. Capiche?

  432. William Lawrence Everett

    Steven Phan :

    Actually, churches are exempt for taxation as long as they stay out of politics. And from what I've seen the last coupe of election cycles, it's high time they started paying their fair share.

  433. William Lawrence Everett

    Steven Phan :

    Actually, churches are exempt for taxation as long as they stay out of politics. And from what I've seen the last coupe of election cycles, it's high time they started paying their fair share.

  434. William Lawrence Everett

    Steven Phan :

    Actually, churches are exempt for taxation as long as they stay out of politics. And from what I've seen the last coupe of election cycles, it's high time they started paying their fair share.

  435. William Lawrence Everett

    Steven Phan :

    Actually, churches are exempt for taxation as long as they stay out of politics. And from what I've seen the last coupe of election cycles, it's high time they started paying their fair share.

  436. Anonymous

    You insufferable Jeezlers are truly pathetic. If you think you are going to hold this nation hostage in the 21st Century with a long-dead Jewish ersatz messiah, you are more delusional than our Constitution will ever allow you to be. X-ian Taliban, like that's going to work. Ha! Fuhk Jesus and fuhk you. Time to kill ALL the imaginary gods of imbeciles.

  437. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  438. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  439. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  440. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  441. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  442. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  443. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  444. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  445. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  446. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  447. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  448. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  449. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  450. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  451. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  452. Ron Brown

    Gerrit Elzinga THATS TRU…BUT THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS….THIS NATION WAS KILLERS…THIEVES..RAPEIEST…WHATS HAPPENING IS BCUZ GOD HAS ALLOWED IT TO…..UNTIL EVERY BODY GETS ON SAME PAGE…..AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT… WILL FALL.

  453. Evan Hinsch

    I look down this entire list of comments and what do I see? People threatening others for not believing in their religion. This is the very reason I hate people that openly express your faith. It's all fine and dandy and God will save you, but if you don't believe in God, well this:

    "Wake up America and all non-Christians! If you can't see the demise and immorality of this nation, then you're just living in your own little world. Maybe you do see all the immorality, but think your own god (or Satan… or "mother nature") will eventually make things "all right." Maybe your life is so comfortable now and you don't care what happens to others – just yourself. Well there will be a day when your life (or afterlife) won't be so comfortable anymore, and you'll be BEGGING for help… and forgiveness. Well, I'm BEGGING YOU (all non-Christians) to give Jesus a try – a CHANCE – in your life right now. Just ask Him (from your heart) to come into your life and show you how you can BELIEVE."

    What an absolute embarrassment you people are of your religion. I'm an Atheist who believes being good for GOODNESS sake. I believe in only one life and that's why I cherish it. You idiots kill each other and have no idea that with every kill you destroy a whole universe. GOD BE DAMNED.

  454. Evan Hinsch

    I look down this entire list of comments and what do I see? People threatening others for not believing in their religion. This is the very reason I hate people that openly express your faith. It's all fine and dandy and God will save you, but if you don't believe in God, well this:

    "Wake up America and all non-Christians! If you can't see the demise and immorality of this nation, then you're just living in your own little world. Maybe you do see all the immorality, but think your own god (or Satan… or "mother nature") will eventually make things "all right." Maybe your life is so comfortable now and you don't care what happens to others – just yourself. Well there will be a day when your life (or afterlife) won't be so comfortable anymore, and you'll be BEGGING for help… and forgiveness. Well, I'm BEGGING YOU (all non-Christians) to give Jesus a try – a CHANCE – in your life right now. Just ask Him (from your heart) to come into your life and show you how you can BELIEVE."

    What an absolute embarrassment you people are of your religion. I'm an Atheist who believes being good for GOODNESS sake. I believe in only one life and that's why I cherish it. You idiots kill each other and have no idea that with every kill you destroy a whole universe. GOD BE DAMNED.

  455. Diego Rosenberg

    Martin Bellone, sorry, but what you suggest is a knee-slapper. Even the Pope doesn't believe that crap. No one can deny the Constitution is on my side.

    Folks, this is Protestants Running Wild. Like I said above, Christians – not Christianity – are the scourge of America.

  456. Lawrence Mintz

    You do not have an original thought in your entire repertoire. Every sentence you write is exactly like every one of those you consider the faithful. It antiquated stale thinking kind of clone like sheep following the pied piper. Other than proselytize what do you do that your consider Christian. I asked you before do you feed hungry homeless people, do you volunteer to help senior citizens get get to a doctors appointment. Do you tutor young people who a poor readers. Do you eat shellfish? It's a sin written in the bible. Do you drive or have you ever worked o Sunday?…. Two more sins. I might sin a lot more than you think.

  457. Anonymous

    Josie N. Reece

    Matthew 6:5-6 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men….when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret…."

    Telling someone that you will pray for them is you showing your vanity. Do it in private without making someone else feel uncomfortable if you must. It reads like I know better than you/I'm better than you. It is also you invoking your will over another. The exact opposite of this country's core principles.

  458. Anonymous

    Josie N. Reece

    Matthew 6:5-6 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men….when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret…."

    Telling someone that you will pray for them is you showing your vanity. Do it in private without making someone else feel uncomfortable if you must. It reads like I know better than you/I'm better than you. It is also you invoking your will over another. The exact opposite of this country's core principles.

  459. Anonymous

    Josie N. Reece

    Matthew 6:5-6 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men….when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret…."

    Telling someone that you will pray for them is you showing your vanity. Do it in private without making someone else feel uncomfortable if you must. It reads like I know better than you/I'm better than you. It is also you invoking your will over another. The exact opposite of this country's core principles.

  460. Anonymous

    Josie N. Reece

    Matthew 6:5-6 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men….when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret…."

    Telling someone that you will pray for them is you showing your vanity. Do it in private without making someone else feel uncomfortable if you must. It reads like I know better than you/I'm better than you. It is also you invoking your will over another. The exact opposite of this country's core principles.

  461. Anonymous

    Josie N. Reece

    Matthew 6:5-6 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men….when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret…."

    Telling someone that you will pray for them is you showing your vanity. Do it in private without making someone else feel uncomfortable if you must. It reads like I know better than you/I'm better than you. It is also you invoking your will over another. The exact opposite of this country's core principles.

  462. Anonymous

    Josie N. Reece

    Matthew 6:5-6 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men….when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret…."

    Telling someone that you will pray for them is you showing your vanity. Do it in private without making someone else feel uncomfortable if you must. It reads like I know better than you/I'm better than you. It is also you invoking your will over another. The exact opposite of this country's core principles.

  463. Sharon Kraft

    This nation has been blessed because of God and the Christians who try to do their best to do what they feel is right according to their beliefs. No one is perfect but if we all turn our back on God he will turn his back on us. We better wake up before it's to late.

  464. Nick Derby

    Diego How are we the scourge of America when all the good Christian people out there try their best to help people out of anything they are going through? We as Christians (and I mean the true for Christ Christians) do more for the good of humanity than anything else.

  465. Anonymous

    America was founded by God fearing men, who escaped oppression by the English. Yet here we are now oppressing one another 300+ years later.. WE ourselves are condemning our nation to ruins by proclaiming our own self righteousness against one another.. IN GOD WE TRUST is everywhere all over our great nation, This country was founded by God, rose to a super power by God, and we will continue to be a great nation because of God! Open your eyes people! The more we have taken God out of the equation, the greater our nation has fallen and failed.. You are all entitled to your own opinions, but John 8:32 clearly states, " You shall the know the truth, and the truth shall set you free!" So mock me and ridicule me if you will, but.. I'm also not trapped in a prison of hate.. for I know the truth and the truth has set me free.. I pray for those who hate Jesus, all I can say is that He loves you all, and I love you all because of Him, Christ Jesus the one who gave me the wisdom to share with you what I have just shared.
    Christ never promised a perfect life, but he did promise to weather all of lifes storms with you, only if you'd let Him.

  466. Eric Joseph Miletic

    I turn on my computer, and this is the headline I have to see? Please, America, keep your religion to yourself. I could not think of something more tedious. Wake me when it over.

  467. Anonymous

    FYI, true Christianity is not a religion, If you read The 4 gospels, IT CLEARLY STATES, THAT CHRIST CAME HERE TO DENOUNCE THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND POLITICAL LEADERS, HENCE SADDUCEES AND THE PHARISEES.. True Christianity is having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the One who died for everyones sins. Whether you believe it or not affects you and only you.

  468. Penny Kemmerer

    Those of you who feel that Christians are hypocrits because they don't follow the commandments, I have a few things to say. NO ONE person is totally sinless. What you should ask yourself is, 'Where will I spend eternity when this life is over?' Our goal, as Christians is to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. By personal relationship I mean, talking with Him daily, reading His word, getting to know HIM and what HE wants for our life, trusting HIM for ALL things (which doesn't mean you just sit on your thumbs all day and expect a hand out!). Trusting HIm, knowing that NOTHING comes our way that HE doesn't have a reason for. There is so much more to being a Christian than trying to follow the 10 commandments, sooo much more! The love of Jesus is by far the BEST way to live this life. Why not try it?

  469. Darrel Dodson

    I agree 100% with this article; in sure it can't hurt any. Our nation has gone astray for many years now so if we can get some of our elective officials to remember what this country was founded on we could be a better nation. God bless the USA and it's people.

  470. Susan Marcus

    Excuse me people. Under the Dog here. This is a recent post made by L. Scott Draper: "cupojoyespresso likes being fisted while she reads the bible!" I need to know. Are these the words of a person using their freedom of speech or are these the words of a person abusing their freedom of speech? Does L. Scott Drapers right to speak freely or to express himself give him the right to tell others that he fisted cupojoyespress while she was reading the bible. Should this not stay between them and their god?

  471. Anonymous

    this article makes sense. I grew up poor didn't have much of anything I am still poor but I am on my way of getting out of it, my strength is jesus christ I've hit what seems like the lowest point in my life and keep getting kicked back down I pray asking jesus for strength to keep getting up and making it up the steep hill if it wasn't for him I would have just stayed down and not tried but I feel him in my heart and soul I'm not perfect I don't pretend to be.

  472. Anonymous

    Does "America For Jesus 2012" know that Mit Romney is a Mormon? I would expect him to uphold Mormon values, not Christian values. Does this concern no other Christians out there?

  473. Cody ÇodeMath Mathis

    The ignorance abounds here……unfortunately many people's minds are clouded by a means of mass control parading under this "wonderful" thing called christianity. ORGANIZED Christianity(among other organized religion) is nothing but evil in disguise. I can only imagine the things people could achieve if they didn't follow these man made bastardized religions. Its appalling. Stop trying to fit into a category and find your own spirituality because when it comes down to it, you know just as much about what happens when you die as that preacher, or priest, or pope. Its ALL BASED ON PERSONAL OPINIONS and EVERYONE will have a different perception of what God is NO MATTER HOW MINISCULE.

    All you can do is be a good person, if you are a truly positive and good person you WILL be rewarded in some way after you pass. Just remember claiming a religion doesn't make you any better or anymore positive than someone who doesn't and pushing your religion on other people is a very RUDE and DISRESPECTFUL thing to do.

  474. Anonymous

    I think what atheists don't understand is that eventhough they don't believe in religion there are many muslims that do its called Islam. If they were smart they would find Jesus before radical muslims chop off their heads for not worshiping Allah.

  475. Don Cable

    Who Did Jesus Torture? What Assault Weapons did he and his deciples use to force people to listen to Him Speak? Article [I]13
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    Article XIV
    1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

  476. Vince Bankoski

    The two worst concepts ever developed by humankind…religion and nationalism…think about it….every war ever fought involved one or both of those concepts. Conflicts due to religious differences is like people fighting over who's' imaginary friend is the best!

  477. Don Cable

    I don't support the KKK-Nazi Confederacy that has sold itself out to the Anti-Christ owned Haliburton/Insurance Companies to force thier Self Rightious Religious Cult Bellief's into every Citizen's Life.

  478. Scott Balch

    II Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, who are called by my name. Will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways. Then I will hear them from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land." That says it all. Where is this country really. This scripture is so important now more than it ever was. Now is the time.

  479. Don Cable

    Which Religious Cult Will own the world, God and how many innocent people will die in the path of thier Self Rightous Paths?

  480. Don Cable

    Which Religious Cult Will own the world, God and how many innocent people will die in the path of thier Self Rightous Paths?

  481. David Jacob

    Pat Robertson has lost all credibility by bashing Muslims and embracing Romney who is a member of a cult. Mormons are not Christians. As the scriptures says of them "they have a form of Godliness but deny the power." They may be good people, but their religion is controlled by Salt Lake City. Mormons blindly follow the dictates of the leaders who declare themselves to be modern day prophets. Rick Perry is responsible for mandating young girls be vaccinated for HPV which not only put them at severe risk, but was later found out that the company responsible for the vaccine stood to make millions. So, he also does not show true Christian values. Consequently I will not be watching this bogus show put on by right-wing Christian hypocrites.

  482. David Jacob

    Pat Robertson has lost all credibility by bashing Muslims and embracing Romney who is a member of a cult. Mormons are not Christians. As the scriptures says of them "they have a form of Godliness but deny the power." They may be good people, but their religion is controlled by Salt Lake City. Mormons blindly follow the dictates of the leaders who declare themselves to be modern day prophets. Rick Perry is responsible for mandating young girls be vaccinated for HPV which not only put them at severe risk, but was later found out that the company responsible for the vaccine stood to make millions. So, he also does not show true Christian values. Consequently I will not be watching this bogus show put on by right-wing Christian hypocrites.

  483. Ej Neal

    I like how christians only post the laws and word of the bible that make sense. Why don't you all post some of those wacky versus..

  484. Brianna Hanzmann

    @Tara Wynn actually that statement is completely false about their being few if any people in the world who have heard the Gospel (well you just said "preached to about the major religions"). Their are over 4,000 unreached people groups in the world. I think you are referring to America. America is not the world. Anywho, I don't know what else to add to what you said. If you have any questions or just wanna talk about Jesus or anything, message me :) And Freddie, Christians spread the Gospel (although maybe it's not every believers intention) because of the love we have for the lost. I was desperately lost and in need of a Savior, and I thank God that He put people in my life to lead me to Him. Unfortunately, as much as I would hate to think of anyone going to hell, God clearly talks about it. He is a perfect Judge, and like any decent Judge, he punishes those who have broken the laws. HOWEVER, He is also a loving Father who will erase our debt. He has a scandelous love for us that we don't deserve. And because God has given me so much grace and love, I try to reach others and show them His love. Believe me, it is not fun being disliked and made fun of, I definitely wouldn't preach the Gospel to people if I didn't have love for them! So Im sorry if you just feel preached at, but try to understand that our intention (atleast should be) is love.

  485. Thomas Wang

    I have friends who are religious. I love them to death. But I myself have yet to see what good such a thing offers. I see how crazy the religious fanatics in the Middle East are. I see how the typical trend for Christians in THIS country is to be intolerant and condescending to those who don't immediately embrace their beliefs. In any religion, the practitioners automatically believe that Jesus or Allah or Buddha or whatever has indeed given their blessings to me, to everyone, and that this is a FACT, it is 100% true and not disputable at all. They offer zero proof, zero explanation besides it is what it is, have faith, and if you don't accept this you are an ungrateful dog and you will burn in hell for it.

    I don't think religion is completely bad, in and of itself. It grants strength in difficult times, and can unite people under a common cause. But I also believe that there needs to be a separation between what higher power you believe and how a country is governed. The simple fact is that while a lot of the people who live in this country are indeed Christian, there are also a lot of people who are not. And as a non-religious person, I must say to you all, who are constantly attempting to force your views and your beliefs down the throats of the rest of us, that your right to live the way you want, and your right to believe in what you believe DOES NOT override mine, or the other 50% of this country, and the moment you attempt to change that by influencing our government, you have crossed over the line that separate your rights from mine.

    If you believe in Jesus, that's good for you. If you think people should be allowed to be married to people they love regardless of gender, cool. If you think certain races and cultures are inherently better than others, then so be it. But you stay on your side of the fence. If it doesn't directly affect you, keep your mouth shut. That is the only way we'll have any order in a country that is tolerant of the intolerant.

  486. Neel Choudhary

    as long as I have the freedom to believe in logic, reason, and humanity I do not mind what other christians do.
    I respect those christians who actually practice what Jesus taught: feed the hungry, heal the sick, love thy neighbor.

    I even volunteer at a christian sponsored soup kitchen.

  487. Suzanne O'Brien

    Well if you want to judge by the giving away of earthly possessions, check to see which of the candidates gave more of their earthly possessions. So much for 'vulture capitalist'. Maybe you should check your facts before you make false accusations.

  488. Stephanie Morkovin

    That is about as arrogant as it gets! I know plenty of people, Christian and Non-Christian alike that give to others less fortunate from the bottom of their hearts! And please don't ever forget that there are many of us that believe in God, and a few of us that believe in Jesus too, we just choose not to follow "Secular Christianity."

  489. Charles Brown

    There is only one way to heaven and to GOD and it is through the grace of our LORD jesus accept him into you'r life and you will see heaven it's his promise to us.

  490. Nathanael James Wisecup

    If this nation is going to turn around, we must turn to God first. We cannot continue to re-elect the same senators, congressmen, and for that matter even presidents, and expect something to change. Despite what others say, our country was founded on Christian values, morals, and precepts. Our country was designed to run functionally as a Christian nation. Without them our country will fall. Before you go to the polls this November spend much time in prayer asking God who should be elected. In Jesus' name. Amen

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, again and again, then excepting different results. Change the entire country, vote out the old Congress and vote in new Congressmen who support our Christian values. Then we need to change, and start supporting one another like a community is suppose to do. It isn't up to the government to fix our problems, it is up to the people. Don't rely on the government to pull you out, work it out for yourselves, by trusting in God. May God bless each of you, who are willing to do this.

  491. Kirby Gannett

    Every religion has the same basic Rules, Do on to others as you want them to do on to you….. its Common sense.. JESUS BUDDHA ZEUS….. GOD IS LOVE….

  492. Steve Finley

    I agree, moral depravity and the downward spiral of culture into the toilet are a really big problem. Let's start with the principle that the love of money is the root of all evil, shall we? Let's go look at, for instance, media corporations making billions off trash movies, trash TV shows, mass-culture vulgarity, etc. Then let's talk about politicians using religion and Jesus to accomplish their purpose of piling up endless personal wealth and emptying out the middle class, fighting against workplace regulations and fair-pay laws that benefit the majority, etc. That'd be a good starting point.

  493. Anonymous

    America For Jesus 2012: Christian Conservatives Hope To Spark Religious Revival With 40 Days Of Prayer.
    Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/346813/america-for-jesus-2012-christian-conservatives-hope-to-spark-religious-revival-with-40-days-of-prayer/#7dldVGyAUWS8aqqa.99.

    WOW!

    We the People: Focus.
    Have you noticed that the Preamble of the Constitution of the United States starts with "We"?
    "We the People".
    and then "the People of the United States".

    "We the People of the United States".

    There is no mention of any group or society or privileged persons!

    It is We the People of the United States!

    The United States is not a:
    Republican Nation, Democrat Nation, Political Nation, Gendered Nation, Sexual Preference Nation, Race/Ethic Nation, Morals Nation, Christian Nation, Religious Nation, etc..

    The United States is a: We the People Nation.

    Another Note:
    Jesus Christ the Law of Life.
    Romans 8:2 For the law of the spirit of life in christ jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

    Jesus Christ when he was arrested, then had to carry the wooden cross and then nailed to the cross. Did not resist in flesh and spirit. He held onto the hope given to him by the Uncorruptible God. The man Jesus Christ was found faithful even unto death. Resurrected and went to Heaven ALIVE. Received the name above all names, became the Law of Life. Received authority to forgive sin and to author eternal salvation to beat death! YES! TO BEAT DEATH NOW!

    Jesus Christ is not a religion like the churches have made him. He is a man, an immortal eternal uncorruptible living High Priest of the Law of Life waiting for someone to ask him to author their eternal life now! To beat death!
    The sting of death is sin and the strength of sin is the law! Oht oh, the Christian Church is LOST!

  494. Audrey Auernheimer

    No matter your personal beliefs, how can you ignore the affects of government and it's regulations on your personal belief system? While our country was built on freedom of religion, it seems the only religion that is not popular at this time is Christianity. It's time for us to claim our rights as believers and citizens of the good old USA. Pray and vote.

  495. Anonymous

    The comments on this one story are what is severly wrong with this country. People are full of hate, selfish and do not care who they hurt. We need a whole lot more than just 40 days of prayer!

  496. David Snow

    how can there be scripture related to mormonism? It was founded in the mid 1800s. Isn't scripture the "word of God" passed on through two mmillenia?

  497. Ryan Moore

    why is it such a bad thing to believe u shouldnt kill shouldnt steal or anything else in the bible if everyone went by the bible there wouldnt be any crime or murders there would literally be peace the and if you read in revelation it tells you everything that is going on in the world today if it isnt true how would it know exactly what would happen in the future? i dont force my religion on anyone and im glad you have your own opinion but i have felt gods presence and i have seen miracles due to prayer and faith so i am a very strong believer and nothing will change that!

  498. Maria Jones

    OMG! I'm glad there are still Christians on this earth. Seems like being gay is the best thing ever! Even women (mothers) aren't protecting their kids. It's sad. A mother allowing harm, men wanting to have sex with kids and some mothers turn them (the kids) over. Though this is nothing new under the sun. It seems to be so much of it going on now! Let's say everyone on this earth was gay (would we have anymore kids?) a woman & a woman will not produce a child. Let's say we were all murderers uhhh no one would be on this earth. Well what if all of us were liars (who would you trust?) lol I wouldn't trust myself. Let's put it this way, none of us are perfect. Once we know what's right then we should start doing what's right. The wonderful HOLY SPIRIT will show us and let us know what is right/wrong. If we all communicated with GOD and would read about GOD and seek him. Then we become like him. He loves me still though I had a child out of wedlock. Will I go to hell for this most definitely not. I believe Jesus did what I wasn't able to do. We have a better chance now! I'm all for the Jesus 2012 to eternity.Will I have another child out of wedlock most definitely not. Will gay folks go to hell most definitely not if they believe in Jesus. Once they believe in Jesus and start to build a relationship they wouldn't want to be gay anymore because the HOLY SPIRIT will lead them and let them know. You can't just say oh yeah I'm a christian now and not allow grace to give you the strength to do right. Once we really experience and I mean really experience the love of GOD we would love others a bit differently. To agree with the wrong doings is where we are having the problems. People are acceptable what they/we do aren't acceptable. So what are we to do? I say, Try to become more like GOD. Bit by bit we'll all be darn near perfect. Even me.

  499. Neil McRae

    Just a reminder that in 1797, only a decade after the Constitution was adopted, the US senate ratified the Treaty of Tripoli which explicitly stated "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion". You're free to live and vote however your religion dictates, but expecting others to live by YOUR religion's rules is not indicative of a free, democratic society.

  500. Joshua Hartley

    If Christians want America to change it is time to seek God. It is time that Christians in America started being holy, as the Lord Jesus Christ has commanded us to be. It is time the Christians of this world wake up! 1 Peter 2:9 But yes are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that yes should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: (10) Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 1 Peter 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be yes holy in all manner of conversation; (16) Because it is written, Be yes holy; for I am holy. (King James Bible).
    It is time to quit compromising the Word of God; sin IS sin no matter how you turn it. Sin separates people from God. This is why Jesus became flesh and was sent to destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
    It is time the church/Christians quit playing with the world, it is time to step out of darkness and into holiness!

  501. Anonymous

    America doesn't need to eliminate it's sin's to move forward. It needs to ask for forgiveness and repent, so it can move forward with Christ.

  502. Corey Que Saulny Sr.

    I truly believe that we have forgoten who created us and made our world this would be bettern if we all just had faith in god. he would make life better for all.

  503. Anonymous

    Please forgive us Lord. Jesus died for our sins, your only son and we have turned our backs on your salvation. I am standing with the "Christ" now and forever. I will pray for those that don't. I will not condemn you or hate you. God bless you. EVERYONE!

  504. Anonymous

    Many, if not all of this world's ills have been caused by the moral decay and depravity of its people! This is not news and anyone trying to deny it is liviing in a fantasy world. But all of this is and was predictable. Nothing good comes out of promoting deviant lifestyles and behavior and failing to hold everyone accountable for their actions. there is no solution to this problem as long as humans are at the wheel. We do need some kind of divine intervention, because short of that, our future is dark and full of suffering. It is humans that have gotten us to where we are now, therefore, only an act of God can change our direction. We are doomed. It's a matter of time. Repent, and say your prayers, now.

  505. Anonymous

    This article says that Obama is competing against Jesus Christ, and the thing that the poor stupid people in the media keep forgetting is that Obama is a Christian. He follows Jesus Christ too!

  506. John Dohe

    John 1:5
    And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

    John 3:19
    And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

    John 3:20
    For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

  507. John Dohe

    You see people choose to not see what's going on around them because like the Word of God says, they have darkness in them and it hate the light becuase light shines on things in there life they do not want to give up. It convict them the Word of God is the Sword of the Spirit so when it convicts it hurts. You can disagree with what he says in His Word but it avails you nothing.

  508. David DeCoster

    The ultimate goal for Conservatives Christians is to turn the U.S. into a Christian country. They want to reconstruct our laws around the bible so the only way to be a true American is to be a Christian. We can either have a Christian nation or we can have a free nation, but we can not have both. If a religion is forced and our choice is removed, then we are no longer free citizens. Christians please understand that separation of church and state is not your enemy, it's your freedom.

  509. Anonymous

    It is true that what is written in the Constitution states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…

    However, the point of the amendment is twofold. First, it ensures that religious beliefs – private or organized – are removed from attempted government control. Second, it ensures that the government does not get involved with enforcing, mandating, or promoting particular religious doctrines.

    Can anyone deny that the First Amendment guarantees the principle of religious liberty, even though those words do not appear there? Similarly, the First Amendment guarantees the principle of the separation of church and state – by implication, because separating church and state is what allows religious liberty to exist.

    There are any number of important legal concepts which do not appear in the Constitution with the exact phrasing people tend to use. For example, nowhere in the Constitution will you find words like "right to privacy" or even "right to a fair trial." Does this mean that no American citizen has a right to privacy or a fair trial?

    Of course not – the absence of these specific words does not mean that there is also an absence of these ideas. The right to a fair trial, for example, is necessitated by what is in the text because what we do find simply makes no moral or legal sense otherwise. What the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution actually says is:

    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

    There is nothing there about a "fair trial," but what should be clear is that this Amendment is setting up the conditions for fair trials: public, speedy, impartial juries, information about the crimes and laws, etc.

  510. Diane Davis

    If you believe, then pray. If you don't believe, then at least raise and teach those around you to have compassion for things in life. Teach them right and wrong. Teach them how to behave. I think this is the message here. Jesus did live hear on earth, that has been proven. It is your decision if you choose to believe he is the son of god or not. But, at least take values and morals into effect. Don't teach children bad manners. Try to actually do some good in life regardless of what you believe in. With that being said, I am not to say if you are good and you don't believe in god that you would go to hell. I DO believe that hell is a state of being and you will be taken there in this realm or the next for committing evil acts. I think that no one is perfect, but to live your life based upon morals and principles as much as you can, make up for your mistakes and admit when you do something wrong. Either way, if there is no change in this country, we will be headed for a collapse. So, I am urging a prayer, because that is what I choose to believe in. Why I don't necessary consider myself a christian and I don't attend church. There have been several unexplained times in my life where I have felt an overwhelming presence let me know that everything was going to be ok. From Ill children after birth to during a car accident. So, I believe that the overwhelming calming experience and the overall feeling is from God. When I just knew something was going to happen. I am not talking about the normal good feeling / bad feeling that people get. It is much, much more than that.

  511. Lauren Jaye Siegel

    From Psychology Today article "Misinformation and facts about secularism and religion" Research shows that:
    The most secular nations in the world report the highest levels of happiness among their population.

    numerous studies, shows that atheists and agnostics, when compared to religious people, are actually less likely to be nationalistic, racist, anti-Semitic, dogmatic, ethnocentric, and authoritarian. Secularism also correlates to higher education levels. Atheists and other secular people are also much more likely to support women's rights and gender equality, as well as gay and lesbian rights. Religious individuals are more likely to support government use of torture.

    a 1999 Barna study that finds that atheists and agnostics actually have lower divorce rates than religious Americans. Another study, in Canada, that found conservative Christian women experienced higher rates of domestic violence than non-affiliated women.

    Murder rates are actually lower in more secular nations and higher in more religious nations where belief in God is widespread." He also states: "Of the top 50 safest cities in the world, nearly all are in relatively non-religious countries. And within America, the states with the highest murder rates tend to be the highly religious, such as Louisiana and Alabama, but the states with the lowest murder rates tend to be the among the least religious in the country, such as Vermont and Oregon. And these findings are not limited to murder rates, as rates of all violent crime tend to be higher in "religious" states. Atheists are very much under-represented in the American prison population (only 0.2%).

  512. Chris Brown

    It is easy for most people to bash Christians, we take a lot of heat generally by those who stand for nothing but their own selfish agenda. It is true that there are a lot of people who think they are Christians but aren't and people who do not represent Jesus well. However we live in a country who has gone their own way, who minds and hearts are focused on themselves. That is why OUR country is where it is. If man would actually pick up PROVERBS and read it , they might learn something. The bible goes deeper than men even know. Gerrit, why are you so mad with God, do you not acknowledge what Satan does and just blame God instead because it is easier for you to? It is amazing how man completely blames God for everything and acts as if MAN did nothing to create what we are dealing with. Stop making excuses for man and acting like its GODS fault. The bible warns us all what happens when MAN does not rely on GOD for guidance but instead relies on themselves, it is clear, WE WILL FAIL! And so until men learn that even in the government, we will continue to fail and complain and blame God all because we act ignorant.

  513. Jen Weddell

    Yeah when the country was founded by assholes who to took land from the natives, they all followed the bible religiously. franklin, adams, jefferson were all upstanding moral citizens who never cheated on their spouses, didn't have slaves, or over imbibe. Just because they hid it all from god on sunday, doesn't mean it didn't happen. People nowadays like to be real about things and not be fake about what they do. God bless us all. Let's live in harmony and let God be the judge. Let's let people make their own choices without interference from people who constantly live in fear. So long as you do not hurt anyone else, love and let live.

  514. Jen Weddell

    Yeah when the country was founded by assholes who to took land from the natives, they all followed the bible religiously. franklin, adams, jefferson were all upstanding moral citizens who never cheated on their spouses, didn't have slaves, or over imbibe. Just because they hid it all from god on sunday, doesn't mean it didn't happen. People nowadays like to be real about things and not be fake about what they do. God bless us all. Let's live in harmony and let God be the judge. Let's let people make their own choices without interference from people who constantly live in fear. So long as you do not hurt anyone else, love and let live.

  515. Lauren Jaye Siegel

    So true!! What is even more scary is that if this was a Christian nation, then rapists would have to marry their victim, people would get killed for working on Sundays, being a non-believer or disrespecting their parents. I don't want to live in Iraq and I wouldn't want to live in a Christian Country either.

  516. Lauren Jaye Siegel

    @Ryan – of course those are not bad things. But you seem to skip the parts in the bible where it tells you to kill and enslave and burn cities to the ground.

    And FYI, the states that have the most violent crimes are more religious. In the American prisons, Atheists only make up 0.2%. And studies show that countries that are more secular are safer, cleaner, more altruistic, lower divorce rates, and happier people.

  517. Lauren Jaye Siegel

    Hi: I'm an Atheist by logic. I have a wonderful life. Eat 3 times a day. Roof over my head which I pay for by working at a non-profit charity. I am altruistic and believe in civil rights and equality. And I don't expect reward in return.

  518. Alexandra Shepiro

    This is an Insult to the Founding Fathers to have it at Independence Hall! It's a Huge Slap in the Face of everthing that Document they signed over 200 years ago stood! If they want to pray for 9 hours, they can goto a park and pray…Not at Independence Hall and call the event America for Jesus. NOT eveyone in America IS for Jesus. I am so Sick and tired of all these Conservative Bible Thumpers FAKE Christians thinking they can corner the Morality Market in this country!

  519. Cody ÇodeMath Mathis

    I have not and never will say anything bad about the sacred texts of ALL religions, other than most of them have had man's controlling hands all over them therefore most of what it is in these great books is HIGHLY edited and for the most part NOT what was originally said or written.

    I don't think anyone needs the bible to know that killing, stealing, cheating, hating, etc. is wrong. And the sad truth is you never KNOW that prayers and faith did anything for a fact. Then again I guess thats why its called faith, but I highly doubt bowing your head and asking for stuff will get much done although when what you wanted to happen happens, by coincidence, your own hard work, luck, or otherwise the prayers and faith will get all the credit. Miracles don't always have to be the work of God. I'm sorry, I just refuse to believe or accept that if you do not believe a certain way and follow these specific rules and regulations(of control), no matter how pure of a person you are, you will go to hell and suffer unthinkable pain for eternity because you didnt sign your life over to a man made religion. That is ridiculous to me, and a VERY OBVIOUS MEANS OF CONTROL. No God would EVER do something like that. You have to realize ALL RELIGIONS ARE MAN MADE. You can believe in a God, be SUPER spiritual, connect with the divine through meditation(true prayer)/yoga/etc. Read and follow ALL of the sacred texts and NEVER touch this evil we call religion. By doing that you develop your own personal spirituality instead of following and copying other people's beliefs which are just as right or wrong as yours.

  520. Cody ÇodeMath Mathis

    I have not and never will say anything bad about the sacred texts of ALL religions, other than most of them have had man's controlling hands all over them therefore most of what it is in these great books is HIGHLY edited and for the most part NOT what was originally said or written.

    I don't think anyone needs the bible to know that killing, stealing, cheating, hating, etc. is wrong. And the sad truth is you never KNOW that prayers and faith did anything for a fact. Then again I guess thats why its called faith, but I highly doubt bowing your head and asking for stuff will get much done although when what you wanted to happen happens, by coincidence, your own hard work, luck, or otherwise the prayers and faith will get all the credit. Miracles don't always have to be the work of God. I'm sorry, I just refuse to believe or accept that if you do not believe a certain way and follow these specific rules and regulations(of control), no matter how pure of a person you are, you will go to hell and suffer unthinkable pain for eternity because you didnt sign your life over to a man made religion. That is ridiculous to me, and a VERY OBVIOUS MEANS OF CONTROL. No God would EVER do something like that. You have to realize ALL RELIGIONS ARE MAN MADE. You can believe in a God, be SUPER spiritual, connect with the divine through meditation(true prayer)/yoga/etc. Read and follow ALL of the sacred texts and NEVER touch this evil we call religion. By doing that you develop your own personal spirituality instead of following and copying other people's beliefs which are just as right or wrong as yours.

  521. Cody ÇodeMath Mathis

    I have not and never will say anything bad about the sacred texts of ALL religions, other than most of them have had man's controlling hands all over them therefore most of what it is in these great books is HIGHLY edited and for the most part NOT what was originally said or written.

    I don't think anyone needs the bible to know that killing, stealing, cheating, hating, etc. is wrong. And the sad truth is you never KNOW that prayers and faith did anything for a fact. Then again I guess thats why its called faith, but I highly doubt bowing your head and asking for stuff will get much done although when what you wanted to happen happens, by coincidence, your own hard work, luck, or otherwise the prayers and faith will get all the credit. Miracles don't always have to be the work of God. I'm sorry, I just refuse to believe or accept that if you do not believe a certain way and follow these specific rules and regulations(of control), no matter how pure of a person you are, you will go to hell and suffer unthinkable pain for eternity because you didnt sign your life over to a man made religion. That is ridiculous to me, and a VERY OBVIOUS MEANS OF CONTROL. No God would EVER do something like that. You have to realize ALL RELIGIONS ARE MAN MADE. You can believe in a God, be SUPER spiritual, connect with the divine through meditation(true prayer)/yoga/etc. Read and follow ALL of the sacred texts and NEVER touch this evil we call religion. By doing that you develop your own personal spirituality instead of following and copying other people's beliefs which are just as right or wrong as yours.

  522. Anonymous

    Is this a Christian or a Mormon gathering because they are not the same religion?

  523. Tim Kelley

    I think a day of faith is a good idea, as long as it is truly nonpartisan which I fear it will not be. Both parties' platforms have grave inconsistencies with Biblical teaching. Neither party has any right to claim that they are representing Jesus because it is untrue. Whether you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, etc., it is your responsibility to vote with an informed conscience and not to allow politically motivated leaders, the modern day "snakes and vipers brood", to be false prophets and misuse the Bible for their own agenda.

  524. Matt Eagle

    The last thing this country needs is christianity. I hope the sky brothers return and rain fire on all nonlogical simpletons.

  525. Kristin Petrova

    I am kind of ashamed of Christians. If you side with bigots, Mormons and Ayn Randians you probably should go back to the Bible. How can anyone be trying to push Mitt Romney as a Christian? You will know them by their works.

  526. Cynthia Duprey

    if romney gets in we are doomed….doomed…doomed…DOOMED he just wants to cut everything so he can make everyone within power richer while us normal people get poorer and the econemy gets worse while those selfish snobs live like the rich and famous id rather see 100 gay men walking down the street holding hands then that poor of an excuse of a man get in office sorry republicans I vote obama.

  527. Roberto Freeman

    So Jezzus people who back the agenda of the filthy rich (do I need to say republicans?) WHO DID JC KICK OUT OF THE TEMPLE. HINT: not the gays, not the feminists, not the peaceniks (actually promised them the world)……yeah it was the money changers. WAKE THE FRIG UP and walk your sacred books talk. JC was a radical hippie.

  528. Deidre Hosterman

    One of the main reasons we even started this country was because we wanted to have our own religious freedom. If we begin calling this country a Christian country, we are, in a way, discriminating other's who belief in something different. We aren't a Christian country. We also have Jews, and Muslims, and Buddhists, and Atheists, and Agnostics. It doesn't matter WHAT your religion is because in America you should be able to practice it without the government getting in the way of that.

  529. Eve Carter

    The atheists are going to be mad at this for sure. But we love you enough to bring truth. God loves you even if you refuse to believe.

  530. Joshua Norton

    So, we are in an economic meltdown and all this, and some campaign to call upon an imaginary force to solve all of our problems is the answer? Ok, you all do that and I'll see you back here on this very page in 6 months or a year and see how much "praying for America" pays off. Come on people, Greeks just knew that Zeus was the God of Gods, but it turns out to be a myth, sounds familiar now adays. God is a myth, a false hope, someone to talk to when you're by yourself. Give it a break!

  531. Joyce Hubble

    Let's not argue semantics, people. We all know what are fore fathers had in mind when they created the Constitution of the United States, whether God is "specifically" mentioned it or not. Try arguing with them!

    "God, who gave us life, gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are a gift of God?" (Thomas Jefferson, In Love with Eloquence, p. 30)
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    We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!" (Abraham Lincoln, A Proclamation "to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation.").

    "I thank God that I have lived to see my country independent and free. She may long enjoy her independence and freedom if she will. It depends upon her virtue." (Samuel Adams, Wells, The Life of Samuel Adams, 3:175).

    "We have staked the whole future of American civilization not upon the power of government — far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." (James Madison, Russ Walton, Biblical Principles of Importance to Godly Christians [New Hampshire: Plymouth Foundation, 1984], p. 361)

    I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another,…and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy nation." – George Washington.

    Just think for a moment of George Washington, of Franklin, of Madison, of the Adamses, of Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson and their associates who signed the Declaration of Independence or participated in the Constitutional Convention. Where in all the world today can even one or two such men be found, let alone the great aggregation who participated in the birth of America?
    "Can anyone deny that they were raised up unto this very purpose, that working together they brought forth on this continent an independent nation, at the risk of their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor?
    "It is my conviction that while we have had a few great leaders since then, there has not been before or since so large a group of talented, able and dedicated men as those whom we call the founding fathers of our nation.
    "For as long as they lived, they acknowledged the hand of the Almighty in the affairs of this republic." (Gordon B. Hinckley, The Spirit of America, p. 153, Bookcraft, 1998).
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    God rules this world. It is the duty of nations as well as men to owe their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow… and to recognize the sublime truths that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord." – Abraham Lincoln.
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    John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and one of the three men most responsible for the U.S. Constitution stated, ''Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty – as well as the privilege and interest – of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.''.

    Separation of Church and State.
    "I support the doctrine of separation of church and state as traditionally interpreted to prohibit the establishment of an official national religion. But this does not mean that we should divorce government from any formal recognition of God. To do so strikes a potentially fatal blow at the concept of the divine origin of our rights, and unlocks the door for an easy entry of future tyranny. If Americans should ever come to believe that their rights and freedoms are instituted among men by politicians and bureaucrats, they will no longer carry the proud inheritance of their forefathers, but will grovel before their masters seeking favors and dispensations — a throwback to the feudal system of the Dark Ages." (Ezra Taft Benson, "Freedom Is Our Heritage," 10 Nov. 1970)

    "I have lived sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And, if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, sir, in the sacred writings, that ‘except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.;.
    "I firmly believe this; and I also believe, that, without his concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel;…
    "I therefore beg leave to move, that henceforth prayers, imploring the assistance of heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this assembly every morning before we proceed to business: and that one or more of the clergy of this city be requested to officiate in that service." (Benjamin Franklin as quoted by Jared Sparks, The Works of Benjamin Franklin, 1837, pp. 155-56)

    "Can the liberties of a nation be sure when we remove their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people, that these liberties are a gift from God? Thomas Jefferson

    "(T)he foundation of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality;…the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained…" George Washington, First Inaugural, April 30 1789.

  532. Hasani Watson

    There seems to be a big confusion on what it means to be a christians. So… There isn't a single person on planet earth that is without sin. The very reason christians are christians is because we… can… not…. be perfect and without sin without Jesus. We pray everyday for forgiveness for our sin because even though we are saved we still need Jesus. Now I'm sure there are people out there who do not believe in Him. Cool fine. God bless and be on your way. No one is holding a gun to your head telling you to believe. No one is telling or forcing you to pray. So why all the anger? Why berate someone of their beliefs? If all this praying and believing is truely false and the only thing "christains" have done was try to believe in some that forbade wrong doing and at death we will be worm food. But if what we believe in is true…. Well I'm sure you get the point. Flip the coin and hope (not pray…) that is falls in your favor.

  533. Hasani Watson

    There seems to be a big confusion on what it means to be a christians. So… There isn't a single person on planet earth that is without sin. The very reason christians are christians is because we… can… not…. be perfect and without sin without Jesus. We pray everyday for forgiveness for our sin because even though we are saved we still need Jesus. Now I'm sure there are people out there who do not believe in Him. Cool fine. God bless and be on your way. No one is holding a gun to your head telling you to believe. No one is telling or forcing you to pray. So why all the anger? Why berate someone of their beliefs? If all this praying and believing is truely false and the only thing "christains" have done was try to believe in some that forbade wrong doing and at death we will be worm food. But if what we believe in is true…. Well I'm sure you get the point. Flip the coin and hope (not pray…) that is falls in your favor.

  534. Hasani Watson

    There seems to be a big confusion on what it means to be a christians. So… There isn't a single person on planet earth that is without sin. The very reason christians are christians is because we… can… not…. be perfect and without sin without Jesus. We pray everyday for forgiveness for our sin because even though we are saved we still need Jesus. Now I'm sure there are people out there who do not believe in Him. Cool fine. God bless and be on your way. No one is holding a gun to your head telling you to believe. No one is telling or forcing you to pray. So why all the anger? Why berate someone of their beliefs? If all this praying and believing is truely false and the only thing "christains" have done was try to believe in some that forbade wrong doing and at death we will be worm food. But if what we believe in is true…. Well I'm sure you get the point. Flip the coin and hope (not pray…) that is falls in your favor.

  535. Hasani Watson

    There seems to be a big confusion on what it means to be a christians. So… There isn't a single person on planet earth that is without sin. The very reason christians are christians is because we… can… not…. be perfect and without sin without Jesus. We pray everyday for forgiveness for our sin because even though we are saved we still need Jesus. Now I'm sure there are people out there who do not believe in Him. Cool fine. God bless and be on your way. No one is holding a gun to your head telling you to believe. No one is telling or forcing you to pray. So why all the anger? Why berate someone of their beliefs? If all this praying and believing is truely false and the only thing "christains" have done was try to believe in some that forbade wrong doing and at death we will be worm food. But if what we believe in is true…. Well I'm sure you get the point. Flip the coin and hope (not pray…) that is falls in your favor.

  536. Aly Leoni

    The problem with Christianity, as with other beliefs is that they want it, just like the bible God, their way or the highway! There must be separation of Church and State! This nation belongs to all its citizens, and we are all different with a variety of beliefs. Some Christians are not respectful, in the least, of others. They want to shove their religion down everyone's throat! This is absolutely WRONG and UNACCEPTABLE! BTW, the bible is far from being moral, and is totally NOT a role model to follow, it is not FAIR to all, it discriminates! You can't cherry pick the verses that you like and pretend the ones you don't like aren't there! Just sayin' :D

  537. Freddie McKenna

    To those of you wringing your hands about our sudden immorality, I say, when were we more moral?
    When we committed genocide against the native americans? When we brought Africans over to be enslave them? When we didn't let women vote? When we allowed Jim Crowe laws to stand in the segregated South?
    When we stigmatized women who had premarital sex as whores while the young men they had it with were just boys being boys? When we threw people in jail for being gay? When we had laws against interracial marriage but none against child labor? When our colleges, businesses, country clubs and landlords didn't allow Jews, or the Irish, or Italians, or black people? And somehow now, because Ellen and Portia got married, we are going to hell in a hand basket? You know what's immoral? Driving around in a hummer while the planet suffocates. Crowing about our fabulous healthcare system while 50.7 million people have no healthcare. Letting the greedy bankers that caused our crash go unpunished. Cutting food stamps at a time when 17 million American children don't know when they are going to eat next. That's what's immoral to me. Not what two consenting adults do in bed.

  538. Wendy Heusel

    yes we need a spirtial revial in this nation before it is too late pray for mr obama to live out his true christian faith and not live according to those who give him the most money.

  539. Anonymous

    What do all religions have in common? A deluded mindset. And people wonder why this word is falling apart.

  540. Bonnie Long

    I think we must be twins. At least in our thinking. So on target. And so many folks just don't get it.

  541. Bonnie Long

    I think we must be twins. At least in our thinking. So on target. And so many folks just don't get it.

  542. Ruthann Grant

    I don't like that fact that in your article your saying Pres. Obama is running against "Jesus Christ Himself". If Obama is a christain himself how is he going to run against Jesus. In the beginning of your article you made it seem as if Christians are against Obama, when later in your article you say that they can choose whomever they support. Please find a direction.

  543. Derek J. White

    I find it sad that there are 263 Commandments and Admonishments in the Bible against extra-marital or pre-marital sex, not including such Moral Lessons such as Dinah's in the O.T. and N.T. There are 6 Commandments and admonishments against gay sex in the entire Bible, yet I don't see Law's being passed preventing 1) divorce, 2) pre-martial sex, 3) adultery, 4) no laws or hullabaloo against being a sl*t, tramp, etc. 5) minor, petty laws against prostitution, etc. No, the gays are the "low hanging fruit" easy to pick and pick on and no one will care. Try to solve one of the true issues plaguing christian marriage and you get an ear full of nothing but silence. You don't see them protesting #1-5 or passing laws against them. Why not?

  544. Derek J. White

    Then again, if the Priest/Pastor/Reverend wanted to do away with #1-5 in his congregation, he'd find 1/2 his pews empty.

  545. Brittney Noelle Brewer

    I think you guys are missing the life of what a Christian is. We're not claiming to be perfect and we're not claiming that we have it all together. We are claiming that we were born with sin and we cling to Christ to become more like him. It's through him that we manage to get our lives straight. It's not a "religion" it's a relationship. That's why we were created: to have communication with God through his son Jesus Christ. When we refuse or stop trying to have communication with God we become full of ourselves and become our own god. This is where slavery, hatred, lust, murder etc stem from. But instead of taking the responsibility for our actions we then want to put God into the equation as is he's the one telling us to do these things. This country has turned away from God to become its own god. Look where that got us. We rely more on ourselves and our government because we don't think God moves fast enough, or that God doesn't even exist. Look around you!

    Now before you go off on me, questioning my stance in my faith, let me beat you too it: Yes, I'm a grateful believer in Jesus Christ. Do I follow all of the 10 Commandments? Nope. Does that make me a horrible person? No. It makes me a work in progress. I'm constantly living with an invisible "Under Construction" sign around my neck because I know God's not finished with me yet. Before you go off saying that all of these Christians are nothing but hypocrites, please re think that maybe they are walking around with that same sign. People are coming from all walks of life, that means that they are constantly striving to become lower so God can be higher in their lives. Hypocrites are the ones that choose to act a different way with no intention on changing who they are, and my dear that's no EVERY Christian in this world. So please, think before you label :)

  546. Brittney Noelle Brewer

    I think you guys are missing the life of what a Christian is. We're not claiming to be perfect and we're not claiming that we have it all together. We are claiming that we were born with sin and we cling to Christ to become more like him. It's through him that we manage to get our lives straight. It's not a "religion" it's a relationship. That's why we were created: to have communication with God through his son Jesus Christ. When we refuse or stop trying to have communication with God we become full of ourselves and become our own god. This is where slavery, hatred, lust, murder etc stem from. But instead of taking the responsibility for our actions we then want to put God into the equation as is he's the one telling us to do these things. This country has turned away from God to become its own god. Look where that got us. We rely more on ourselves and our government because we don't think God moves fast enough, or that God doesn't even exist. Look around you!

    Now before you go off on me, questioning my stance in my faith, let me beat you too it: Yes, I'm a grateful believer in Jesus Christ. Do I follow all of the 10 Commandments? Nope. Does that make me a horrible person? No. It makes me a work in progress. I'm constantly living with an invisible "Under Construction" sign around my neck because I know God's not finished with me yet. Before you go off saying that all of these Christians are nothing but hypocrites, please re think that maybe they are walking around with that same sign. People are coming from all walks of life, that means that they are constantly striving to become lower so God can be higher in their lives. Hypocrites are the ones that choose to act a different way with no intention on changing who they are, and my dear that's no EVERY Christian in this world. So please, think before you label :)

  547. Anonymous

    I'm Christian and I love Jesus and this stuff always makes me sad. Jesus Christ does not care about what party is in the presidency. He cares about what is in your heart. Besides, both parties do some good things and many bad things. This is just another self-prompted attempt to sway religious voters. It is very shameful and pathetic. If anything God is deeply ashamed of America for being as selfish as it is. A group of people who even if they make minimum wage make more than 90% of the world whose sole focus is on themselves and their own happiness. Riches is the least of God's blessings and this prosperity-preacher is misusing and misrepresenting the name of my Savior. I wonder how much money they are spending on this campaign and how many mouths they could have fed instead.

  548. Carol Sykes

    So what are they going to say when President Obama is reelected? Will they accept that it is God's will? What about we other Christians who don't identify with the far right ultra conservatives? We are also praying for our country.

  549. Marcus Leonard

    I thank god that there are still men and women of faith in this country that are willing to take a stand in the face of persicution. christ never promised us it would be easy just worth the strugle in the end. praise the lord and stand strong fellow believers. I don't think we are far from home.

  550. John H Cranmer Jr

    WHATEVER/WHOEVER you are you can BE for whatever/whomever you want just don't try to claim that everyone else where you live is of the same BELIEF….AMERICA is GREAT because of AMERICANS….Muslim/Christian/Catholic/pink/yellow/whatever….I may not BELIEVE what you do, but I CAN live next to you……..

  551. Gail Moore

    Dear God, America, get a grip on yourself. America is not yet a theocracy; it is a republic, and we can be virtuous and decent people without religion involving itself – any religion. Why not try that instead of these loopy, reminiscent-of-Hitlerian-rallies with mob mentality attached. Practice your virtues quietly, without fanfare or this silly publicity, and grow up, people. I wish EVERYBODY would stop proselytizing and start walking it instead of talking it – my ears need a rest from all of it.

  552. Gail Moore

    Dear God, America, get a grip on yourself. America is not yet a theocracy; it is a republic, and we can be virtuous and decent people without religion involving itself – any religion. Why not try that instead of these loopy, reminiscent-of-Hitlerian-rallies with mob mentality attached. Practice your virtues quietly, without fanfare or this silly publicity, and grow up, people. I wish EVERYBODY would stop proselytizing and start walking it instead of talking it – my ears need a rest from all of it.

  553. Chris Anders

    WHAT DOES FREEDOM OF RELIGION MEAN? This was something, I am ashamed to admit, that I took for granted and I knew little about. But today I saw a movie, called “Ounce of Courage” (in theaters now) that really made me see this in a whole new light. Since our country was founded over 200 years ago, over a million soldiers have died for this freedom, which we take for granted every day. But I want that to change. One of the first things our founding fathers did when establishing our nation was declare freedom of religion. Why? Because they knew firsthand what it was like to have religious oppression, having religion being forced on the people. Right now, there is a subtle yet vocal movement to limit this freedom all over our nation. People are told not to worship outside of church out of fear of “offending someone.” The pledge of allegiance was taken out of school, because a group of atheists were offended. Christmas is slowly being taken out of towns across the nation, and nativity scenes are no longer being displayed because a group of non-Christians are offended by it. This is a form of religious oppression and this has to stop! Our soldiers did not die to have this freedom being slowly taken away. Every person in our free country has a right to worship whomever and whatever they want, even the atheists. And it’s not anyone’s right to take that away. No group has a right to oppress the other, and they have a right to express their religion, and it should not be taken away, in any capacity, for any reason. Our soldiers are dying for that every day, and we must not let the battle on our own soil have our freedom taken from us. So I want to challenge everyone reading this email to do something different, because many of us are asleep to this topic (including me). I want you to stand up for your freedom, and worship without fear of offending the neighbor, the coworker, or anyone else. It is your right to practice your beliefs, and do so with the gratitude for every soldier who has and is fighting for our freedom. So how will I practice this personally? I will answer that with this Joshua 24:15: “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”.

  554. Chris Anders

    WHAT DOES FREEDOM OF RELIGION MEAN? This was something, I am ashamed to admit, that I took for granted and I knew little about. But last week I saw a movie, called “Ounce of Courage” (in theaters now) that really made me see this in a whole new light. Since our country was founded over 200 years ago, over a million soldiers have died for this freedom, which we take for granted every day. But I want that to change. One of the first things our founding fathers did when establishing our nation was declare freedom of religion. Why? Because they knew firsthand what it was like to have religious oppression, having religion being forced on the people. Right now, there is a subtle yet vocal movement to limit this freedom all over our nation. People are told not to worship outside of church out of fear of “offending someone.” The pledge of allegiance was taken out of school, because a group of atheists were offended. Christmas is slowly being taken out of towns across the nation, and nativity scenes are no longer being displayed because a group of non-Christians are offended by it. This is a form of religious oppression and this has to stop! Our soldiers did not die to have this freedom being slowly taken away. Every person in our free country has a right to worship whomever and whatever they want, even the atheists. And it’s not anyone’s right to take that away. No group has a right to oppress the other, and they have a right to express their religion, and it should not be taken away, in any capacity, for any reason. Our soldiers are dying for that every day, and we must not let the battle on our own soil have our freedom taken from us. So I want to challenge everyone reading this to do something different, because many of us are asleep to this topic (including me). I want you to stand up for your freedom, and worship without fear of offending the neighbor, the coworker, or anyone else. It is your right to practice your beliefs, and do so with the gratitude for every soldier who has and is fighting for our freedom. So how will I practice this personally? I will answer that with this Joshua 24:15: “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”.

  555. Chris Anders

    WHAT DOES FREEDOM OF RELIGION MEAN? This was something, I am ashamed to admit, that I took for granted and I knew little about. But last week I saw a movie, called “Ounce of Courage” (in theaters now) that really made me see this in a whole new light. Since our country was founded over 200 years ago, over a million soldiers have died for this freedom, which we take for granted every day. But I want that to change. One of the first things our founding fathers did when establishing our nation was declare freedom of religion. Why? Because they knew firsthand what it was like to have religious oppression, having religion being forced on the people. Right now, there is a subtle yet vocal movement to limit this freedom all over our nation. People are told not to worship outside of church out of fear of “offending someone.” The pledge of allegiance was taken out of school, because a group of atheists were offended. Christmas is slowly being taken out of towns across the nation, and nativity scenes are no longer being displayed because a group of non-Christians are offended by it. This is a form of religious oppression and this has to stop! Our soldiers did not die to have this freedom being slowly taken away. Every person in our free country has a right to worship whomever and whatever they want, even the atheists. And it’s not anyone’s right to take that away. No group has a right to oppress the other, and they have a right to express their religion, and it should not be taken away, in any capacity, for any reason. Our soldiers are dying for that every day, and we must not let the battle on our own soil have our freedom taken from us. So I want to challenge everyone reading this to do something different, because many of us are asleep to this topic (including me). I want you to stand up for your freedom, and worship without fear of offending the neighbor, the coworker, or anyone else. It is your right to practice your beliefs, and do so with the gratitude for every soldier who has and is fighting for our freedom. So how will I practice this personally? I will answer that with Joshua 24:15: “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”.

  556. Anonymous

    Real joke of 2012 is America for Jesus.I ask all Americans, Has Jesus taught you to invade others countries and destroy their independence as America does now? Has Jesus taught you to kill innocent men, women and children in your country or in other countries as America does now? Has Jesus approved same sex marriage as America has approved it? Has Mary dressed sexy like American women wear now? America is the Hell in the world.

  557. Ayu Kunz

    It's sad that many christian more like Pharisees. They learn the law and use it to judge other people. Only God knows His relationship with every human being, so no one can judge anyone about their faith or relationship with God. Jesus is all about LOVE, not religion nor politic. 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE and what is LOVE? 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres…. He even teaches us how to Love our enemy. Whole His life, He only show love and even God sent His only son because of love to us (SINNER). John 8 about woman who did adultery; Jesus with the tax collector, prodigal son, etc. So can we just love Obama, Romney, gay, muslim brother/sister, etc and pray for them rather than argue or fight all the time? Because LOVE and Pray can change the World and remember GOD is LOVE. That's what Christian all about.

  558. Noelle Hilfman

    Morality is pretty subjective. You can raise someone to think it moral to decisively kill another being when said person is starving or suffering from some physical condition.

    Religion or no, what exactly are we striving for? No more murder and crime/violent behavior? Given that's the gist, we're all pretty sloppy on what to pinpoint the causes of these issues are, mostly because each case is based on an environmental/cultural background. If the majority of these cases stem from a lack of a particular something (e.g. no food, no money), regardless of it being a physical necessity or materialistic gain, then it'd be a good start to utilize environmentally healthy ways that can make resources available to everyone. We only rely on money because it's our current means of access.

    On that note, you could deal with materialistic issues in the same respect, personally– then, it just becomes a matter of opinion, and everyone loses the edge of an iconic social status. (That could probably put into question whether or not we'd still have 'master painters' and 'amateur painters', but I'm going out on a limb, now. It'd be interesting to get some input on this, though.)

    I know this doesn't speak towards emotional and mental factors and the physical actions driven out by them. I see those as dependent on one's environmental/cultural background (this would include copycat crimes, or things children do out of their observance of what they see and experience first-hand). What I wonder about is whether or not we as humans are able to publicly abstract ourselves from our personal beliefs (at least what doesn't threaten another person or persons) so that there's nothing obstructing communication when some matter needs to be addressed– like a natural disaster, etc.

    I do want to question the existence of impulsive behavior, though– like murdering 'just because', or stealing 'because I felt like it'. Given we were able to accomplish what was mentioned above, would there still be these kinds of people? If so, what would happen to them in a system like that? (Again, while any religion and/or persuasion could probably be tried at this point to turn the person from that perspective, but it's still a biased resort.) Do we detain them indefinitely, kill them off instead so they don't threaten other beings? Or would they eventually dismiss themselves in the presence of a self-sustaining community after all?

    On a side-note, education is pretty damn important. At least useful information is.

  559. Geraldine L Young

    Pat Robertson and the Christian for Jesus are aganist Mr. Obama only because he is black. They never gave him a chance the have fought him from the begining the don' t want a black man in the white house. They tell you it is because of Mr. Obama morals they disagrees with, but it the black part of Mr. Obama they disgree with. Jesus is not that kind of Jesus.

  560. Jim Kuzilik

    Religion will always have a place in this Nation, It is who most of us are God's People!
    Jesus Christ fed the mass's, healed the sick, despised the rich for their greedy ways, but yet he found sympathy to forgive us for all our transgressions. Does this sound like anything any Republican would ever do, certainly not. So I have come to believe, that if you are a rich American non Christian you should just go ahead and vote for Mitt and ask for, or pray for forgiveness. Or You can vote for Obama. The poor Christians & and Non Christians who are voting for Mitt have to be the most uniformed, misled people I have ever seen, He is out to get you, & take away what little you have You will die of starvation or sickness. Because you are the bottom of the 47% that he will have nothing to do with. The right wing Republican party is at war with middle america.

  561. Larry Beedle Jr.

    If Pat Robertson is involved in it its more politics than Jesus. He follows in his daddys footsteps politically. So we drag Jesus into politics and the biggist accomplishment in doing so is that Jesus ends up with a black eye because of it.

  562. Larry Beedle Jr.

    Thank goodness the founding fathers knew what was best for us as far as religion + governments equals = evil and injustice historically.

  563. Ron Bastos Granado

    If you do not have faith in a religion, then don't participate. This is a call for prayer, which includes peace, acceptance, tolerance, open-mindness, and civil discourse. Some people who are taking religion out of every discussion are also taking everything out of every discussion, further growing the power of the state, and taking the right away from an individual. Are there relgious people who do not practice everything they preach? Of course! Are there non-religious people who do not practice everything they preach? You betcha! We are flawed people, with mistakes made on a daily basis, and it is through the understanding of those mistakes that we can work together to become better citizens, which in turn creates a better society. There is segment of religion that needs to evolve, but so does the segment of people who believe someone else sould take care of them for everything. If you do not believe in a higher power, than spending all your time and energy bashing something you have no faith in seems like a waste of time. I welcome civil discourse, adn in this case, assembly in common ground. These people do not seem as though they praying to publicly influence your vote in the upcoming election, they are hoping we are better moving forward.

  564. Ron Bastos Granado

    If you do not have faith in a religion, then don't participate. This is a call for prayer, which includes peace, acceptance, tolerance, open-mindness, and civil discourse. Some people who are taking religion out of every discussion are also taking everything out of every discussion, further growing the power of the state, and taking the right away from an individual. Are there relgious people who do not practice everything they preach? Of course! Are there non-religious people who do not practice everything they preach? You betcha! We are flawed people, with mistakes made on a daily basis, and it is through the understanding of those mistakes that we can work together to become better citizens, which in turn creates a better society. There is segment of religion that needs to evolve, but so does the segment of people who believe someone else sould take care of them for everything. If you do not believe in a higher power, than spending all your time and energy bashing something you have no faith in seems like a waste of time. I welcome civil discourse, adn in this case, assembly in common ground. These people do not seem as though they praying to publicly influence your vote in the upcoming election, they are hoping we are better moving forward.

  565. Ron Bastos Granado

    If you do not have faith in a religion, then don't participate. This is a call for prayer, which includes peace, acceptance, tolerance, open-mindness, and civil discourse. Some people who are taking religion out of every discussion are also taking everything out of every discussion, further growing the power of the state, and taking the right away from an individual. Are there relgious people who do not practice everything they preach? Of course! Are there non-religious people who do not practice everything they preach? You betcha! We are flawed people, with mistakes made on a daily basis, and it is through the understanding of those mistakes that we can work together to become better citizens, which in turn creates a better society. There is segment of religion that needs to evolve, but so does the segment of people who believe someone else sould take care of them for everything. If you do not believe in a higher power, than spending all your time and energy bashing something you have no faith in seems like a waste of time. I welcome civil discourse, adn in this case, assembly in common ground. These people do not seem as though they praying to publicly influence your vote in the upcoming election, they are hoping we are better moving forward.

  566. Ron Bastos Granado

    If you do not have faith in a religion, then don't participate. This is a call for prayer, which includes peace, acceptance, tolerance, open-mindness, and civil discourse. Some people who are taking religion out of every discussion are also taking everything out of every discussion, further growing the power of the state, and taking the right away from an individual. Are there relgious people who do not practice everything they preach? Of course! Are there non-religious people who do not practice everything they preach? You betcha! We are flawed people, with mistakes made on a daily basis, and it is through the understanding of those mistakes that we can work together to become better citizens, which in turn creates a better society. There is segment of religion that needs to evolve, but so does the segment of people who believe someone else sould take care of them for everything. If you do not believe in a higher power, than spending all your time and energy bashing something you have no faith in seems like a waste of time. I welcome civil discourse, adn in this case, assembly in common ground. These people do not seem as though they praying to publicly influence your vote in the upcoming election, they are hoping we are better moving forward.

  567. Ethen France

    I strongly disagree with this. No religion should be part of our government. It would make thing sooooo bad. We would to convert other countries which would, in time, cause a huge religious battle.

  568. Carol Sykes

    And I also take issue that President Obama is running against Jesus, although I know the writer meant this tongue-in-cheek.

  569. Aly Leoni

    Barack Obama has got my vote, because he is a family man, a good person, a person of values and morals that differs from Mitt, because he believes in the right of each and every individual, Citizen of this great country of ours, that was built by all those that came here looking for a better opportunity/freedom! If standing up for your rights to be happy is immoral, then we must remove "and justice for all" from our Pledge! President Obama is the man for the "people"! He stands for whites, blacks, rich, poor, lgbt's, women, latinos, students etc., etc., etc. Anyone that is so high on morals, and votes for Mitt is contradicting him/herself because the Mormon religion, aside from being totally crazy, believes in polygamy!

  570. Kim LaCapria

    I agree with you and I am no advocate of Romney — however, I do think there is no evidence he is pro-polygamy. We don't like it when they say Obama is a secret muslim, so we shouldn't say Mitt is a secret polygamist when he seems to really love Ann and only Ann. I just don't want them in the White House.

  571. Aly Leoni

    Let's talk a little about Romney's integrity, well lets see he hides money in the cayman islands, doesn't want to show his tax returns because they may make him look unamerican, he sends jobs overseas and hasn't said anything about "bringing jobs home." Romney flip flops with the wind on issues. I can't believe there are people who still want to vote for him. (SG)

  572. Shari Alexis

    That is right mama. They don't wanna give him a chance only because of his skin color. It is a shame that even in 2012 there is still the ignorance of racisim.

  573. Aly Leoni

    Kim LaCapria: I hear you….if I expressed myself incorrectly, my apologies, however, I didn't say that Mitt himself was a polygamist, I did say that his religion stands for it. Let's just say he must condone it, you can't agree with a certain portion of your religion, and disagree with another part of it. I think that with religion either you're ALL in or out! Even though, I know that religion is always evolving to meet the pressures of a changing world, and those that don't change, stay behind! LOL!….As far as the President being a Muslim, we don't like it, but think of this, we've seen him drink beer, in a church, and perhaps other things that are totally against the Muslim religion, and these people are super strict, to the point where they kill you if you don't abide. He's never been seen doing those prayers that they do like 3 times a day! So I believe there is no proof for this accusation that has been done by some. I think it's all politics, as with many other things! :D

  574. Aly Leoni

    Have you ever thought about how religion evolves to meet the pressures of a changing world, and those that don't change, stay behind? So much for the bible, which may I add, is interpreted every which way! Churches will continue to do so, that is if they want to stay alive! LOL!

  575. Carol Sykes

    News flash! Right wing ultra conservatives do not have a monopoly of Jesus Christ or God the Father! He hears us all.