Sunday, October 19, 2008

Minnesota 6th district Wacko representative

I do not agree with bringing politics into the church. What happened to The separation of church and state is a legal and political principle derived from the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which reads, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . ."

Pastor Mac Hammond still loves Michele Bachmann
By Andy Birkey 8/21/08 9:12 AM

Pastor Mac Hammond of the Living Word Christian Center, a Brooklyn Park mega-church, gave Rep. Michele Bachmann a campaign donation of $2,100 this campaign cycle. The controversy generated by his support for Bachmann's first run for Congress doesn't seem to have scared off the prosperity pastor.

In October 2006, Hammond invited Bachmann to speak at his church — a speech that generated a degree of embarrassment for both Hammond and Bachmann.

Hammond endured complaints from watchdog groups for endorsing Bachmann from the pulpit, telling his congregation, "I can tell you personally that I'm going to vote for Michele Bachmann, because I've come to know her, what she stands for, and I want her to share her testimony with you tonight."

The problem: Pastors can't endorse candidates in church and Hammond didn't even live in Bachmann's district. He still doesn't.

Bachmann's "I am a fool for Christ" speech continues to inspire liberal bloggers' lampooning.

News of Hammond's endorsement generated a number of tips to the Minnesota Independent (then Minnesota Monitor) about some of the church's questionable financial dealings.

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