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November 3rd, 2012
09:00 PM ET

My Take: On Election Day, proclaiming my loyalty to Jesus

Editor's Note: Mark Schloneger is pastor of North Goshen Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana.

By Mark Schloneger, Special to CNN

It seems frivolous, even foolish.

On Tuesday, as the world turns its attention to who will occupy the most powerful office of the world’s most powerful nation, hundreds of churches will gather across the United States to worship a servant.

As votes are counted to elect a president, thousands of Christians will take the bread and the cup to remember their crucified Lord.

As winners are projected and the electoral map is updated, Christians of many denominations will sing their praises and proclaim their loyalty to Jesus.

It seems ridiculous, even silly.

After all, America is at a crossroads, and we are in the midst of one of the most critical presidential elections of our lifetimes. We know this because people have recited this same tired mantra before every presidential election.

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Our fears, our hopes, our worries and our struggles are the currency that buys our votes. And how do politicians and their supporters acquire this precious currency? They invest billions of dollars to foment fear, inspire hope, create worry and exploit our struggles.

It’s a power play. Some of us are pawns, and some of us are participants. But some of us are choosing a different part.

I initiated the Election Day Communion Campaign out of a concern that Christians in the United States are being shaped more by the tactics and ideologies of political parties than by our identity and unity in Christ. Out of this concern, a simple vision sparked the imaginations of congregations nationwide: the church being the church on Election Day, gathering at the Lord’s Table to remember, to give thanks for, and to proclaim its loyalty to Jesus.

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Gathering for Communion on Election Day seems fitting, for the practice of Communion is an inherently political act. It is both a pledge of allegiance to Jesus and a declaration of independence from all other powers making claims on our bodies, minds and souls.

Far too often, the church has abandoned its first love for the siren song of political parties promising protection, prosperity and peace. Far too many times, the church has ceded the practice of its faith to the spiritual and the private while leaving others to address matters of justice. And far too frequently, the church has attempted to speak truth to power while seeking and relying on that same power for protection.

The bread and the cup are God’s antidotes to our fickle memories. As we eat and drink together, we remember that all things fall under the lordship of Christ. We remember our sin and need to repent.

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We remember that God has lifted up the humble, filled the hungry with good things, and chosen to reveal God’s strength through our weakness.

We remember that the only Christian nation in this world is the church, the holy nation that transcends all human-made walls, boundaries and borders.

As we gather at the table, we remember that the power to redeem, to save, and to transform comes not from atop the seat of power but from within the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

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We will gather for Election Day Communion not because we think that the issues at stake in this election are unimportant or that our votes don’t really matter. No, we will gather for Communion because we think that the issues at stake in all elections are far too important to be relegated to our votes alone.

The Lord’s Supper reminds followers of Jesus to practice the politics of Jesus. To me, practicing the politics of Jesus means working to protect the sanctity of all human life, whether it is found in the womb, in prison, or in countries at war against us.

It means choosing the way of forgiveness and reconciliation rather than vengeance and violence. It means practicing an economy based on generosity and mutual aid.

It means offering care and compassion to suffering people regardless of their immigration status, economic class or religious practice.

It means being good stewards of God’s good creation. And, most of all, it means allowing God’s kingdom to break into the entirety of our lives, from the privacy of our homes to the politics we practice in public.

The bread and the cup keep calling me back to the table inscribed with memory. There, I remember God’s choice for the transfer of power. There, I remember where to go with my fears, my hopes, my worries and my struggles. At the table, with my sisters and brothers, I am in the presence of the Holy.

Though I’m interested in the outcome of the presidential election, I won’t be watching the projected results as they are announced. I’ve made a prior commitment. I intend to honor it.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Mark Schloneger.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: 2012 Election • Belief • Christianity • Politics

soundoff (3,435 Responses)
  1. RICHARD

    DIVINE JUDGMENT is upon the United States at this time. Arguments about which candidate is more Christian are pointless because the American culture has rejected God. When public prayer and displays of the cross are illegal, God will not honor political or cultural goals. America IS NOT unique in the eyes of God. In the words of Rienhold Neighur, 'Christ does not vindicate a race or a nation. It is the sovereignty of God that is vindicated."

    BEWARE SCOFFERS who state that God is not real and that He does not answer prayer, for God Himself has given warning. it would be better for you to have a concrete block tied to your neck and then be thrown into the sea than that you should offend one of God's children.

    Gore Vidal once said that he do not 'think that the United States in its present form of decadence is worth saving."

    God's hand is opposed to America and neither a Republican nor a Democratic president can save us. Only God and turning back to Him can do that.

    but that's just me, hollering from the choir loft...

    November 4, 2012 at 7:31 am |
    • Harrison

      So you're saying that only accepting Heresy and turning your back on God will save our country? Did I get that right?

      November 4, 2012 at 7:34 am |
    • Fernando

      Blow it out your patootie, Isaiah.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:36 am |
    • ElmerGantry

      All you have to do is pray for Romney to win, right? Jesus stated nothing is impossible for a truly believing person who prays.

      Sarah Palin stated in the run up to the 2008 election that God will make the right choice.

      If you want your choice, simply pray.
      Matthew 21:21:
      I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt,not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      [A true believer can ask a mountain to throw itself into the sea, and it will be done. LOL!]
      _______________________________________________________________________

      Mark 9:23
      All things are possible to him who believes.

      Luke 1:37:
      For with God nothing will be impossible.

      John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

      John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

      John 14:14 If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.

      Nothing could be simpler or clearer than Jesus' promises about prayer in the Bible.
      So there you have it, straight from Jesus in the New Testament in clear, simple, and unequivocal terms.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:38 am |
    • Andrew

      Pure mythology Richard. For 1900 years christians have been claiming "DIVINE JUDGMENT is upon [us]" as you do. It never comes to pass. It is like Little Orphan Annie's thoughts about tomorrow... it is always one day away.

      If your god has something to say let it appear, for real, in a verifiable way. Not in a grilled cheese sandwich, not in poor quality window tinting, not as a hurricane. I mean in the way that one would expect a real god to appear – perhaps as a giant talking head over every major city in the world. Your god is doing a perfect imitation of a mythical god – silent, invisible and completely evidenceless.

      All it has to do is appear. It is as simple as that. But it is not going to appear today, nor tomorrow, nor the day after that – because it is a myth, a very harmful myth (just look what it has done to your ability to reason about how best to improve the quality of life the most number of Americans).

      November 4, 2012 at 7:45 am |
  2. david

    Obama bowed to the Saudi king and wouldnt bow to Queen Elizibath. His muslim roots are still strong. I cant vote for a muslim raised, muslim named socialist raisd man.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:31 am |
    • Harrison

      The President has to attend non-Christian ceremonies and meet heads of State and be seen respecting thier customs; none of that changes his own personal beliefs in his heart. He is a baptized Christian and so is the First Lady and thier two Daughters. The same can not be said of the Romneys.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:37 am |
    • BW

      Such a sad post. To the point of blaming someone FOR THEIR NAME, as if he had anything to do with it! And he was raised primarily in the U.S., that "socialist" country. As far as attacking his faith, I thought we had freedom of religion in the US. You need counseling!

      November 4, 2012 at 7:55 am |
    • whitman30

      David- I have heard Obama on TV recognize Jesus as Lord. You lie to make it fit your political agenda, which usually means get the black man out of office.

      November 4, 2012 at 8:02 am |
  3. King of the Obvious

    It astounds me how conservative Christians are whole-heartedly throwing in with Mitt Romney as "the Christian Choice" when they know absolutely nothing about The Mormon faith. Mormons are not Christians. Even they will admit that. The differences between the two faiths is staggering in scope yet remains undiscussed by those who you should care the most. It seems as long as it isn't a black guy, conservatives are willing to turn a blind eye to nearly any 10,000lb elephant in the room. So, what's worse for a conservative? Comprimise your faith or your politics? Oh, wait. Aren't they supposed to be the same thing???

    November 4, 2012 at 7:31 am |
    • Scott

      Romney's and Obama's (if he has one) belief systems are equally foreign to Biblical Christianity. That being said, Romney isn't running for pastor in chief. Kennedy wasn't pope in chief.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:39 am |
    • LiberalismRequiresTyranny

      globalgary said:
      "Why are donations to churches tax deductible? This doesn't seem to make sense at all"

      Answers:
      1) Charitable contributions are tax deductible because charity is the absolute best way to help poor and suffering people.
      2) Liberals can effectively silence targeted churches by using the threat of taxes against them. Happens regularly.

      Personally, as a person who believes himself to be a Christian, I'm convinced that charity should not be tax deductible.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:51 am |
    • whitman30

      I so agree with you. They go against the Christian religion to vote for a man that openly represents the spirit of AntiChrist; however as Obama, who may not be a perfect Christian- the last perfect Christian died on the cross, he at least says he is one without shoving his religion down anyone's throats and respect the democratic process of free will. It really boils down to, for many of them that I know, get the black man out of office, which means, deep down, you aren't a Christian.

      November 4, 2012 at 8:14 am |
    • Rena

      That race card has been played so much it's worn thin. I wish Romney was black and Obama white, oh he is half white.

      November 4, 2012 at 9:23 am |
    • Scott

      You just knocked that strawman out of the park, didn't you whitman?

      By the way, Chris Rock says Romney is blacker than Obama...

      November 4, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  4. magnum12

    If you vote for Jesus, you certainly are not going to vote Dem, unless you believe that Jesus is pro-abortion. I don't believe that Jesus is a baby killer.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:30 am |
    • Harrison

      Politicians don't perform abortions, individual women do and they will have thier time of Judgement as we all will.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:32 am |
    • BW

      Jesus is not pro death penalty either. And Jesus is pro health care, pro helping the poor, pro humility. Jesus is anti "no apologies", said love your enemies, etc. etc. If you are trying to vote for the Christian party, you better stay home. There isn't one.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:51 am |
    • LiberalismRequiresTyranny

      Magnum,

      You are absolutely correct. These other two obviously don't know the LORD.
      I'd be happy to explain how their goofy arguments are absolutely wrong on the other issues they try to muddy up the waters with.

      As for abortion:
      Every single vote we ever cast is either in favor of, or against, the murder of MORE innocent babies.
      All who've trusted the Savior and ever voted for a Democrat will answer for why they intentionally voted for more innocent babies to be murdered. Simple as that. For the believer, there is no way around this and no way to rationalize or justify their vote in favor of more innocent babies being murdered.
      We'll all answer for the blood of those innocent babies that is on our hands. God sees.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:58 am |
    • whitman30

      did you know, that Romney's company- Bain capital makes money on abortions.

      November 4, 2012 at 8:23 am |
  5. NotHere

    "But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just." [Luke 14:13 &14.]

    Jesus is a 47%er...

    November 4, 2012 at 7:30 am |
    • Scott

      I didn't see anything from Jesus about giving the government authority to confiscate wealth. In fact, Jesus talked a lot about sin on an individual level (see sermon on the mount), not on a collective level.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:42 am |
    • LiberalismRequiresTyranny

      Nothere,

      Giving a feast is something a person GIVES.
      You voting to spend other people's (our kids') money in order to buy votes for your guy is not just, loving, merciful, or good.
      It is jealousy, pride, envy, greed, and evil.

      November 4, 2012 at 8:02 am |
  6. Canadan

    When will people stop believing in things they can't prove to exist!!! Santa Claus 2012!

    November 4, 2012 at 7:28 am |
    • ElmerGantry

      Cool

      November 4, 2012 at 7:31 am |
    • Scott

      When will athiests stop worrying about something they don't belive in?

      November 4, 2012 at 7:36 am |
    • ElmerGantry

      It's not the imaginary god that is worrisome.

      It is what fanatical believers do in the name of this imaginary god that is worrisome.

      Science builds airplanes, religion flies them into buildings.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:41 am |
    • magnum12

      I cannot see your brain so I don't believe you have one.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:42 am |
  7. Brad

    We could try using our brains and rational thought. But I guess religion is easier. Saves us from having to think.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:27 am |
    • northern light

      Would that there were more like you in the USA...how much better off the world would be.

      November 4, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
  8. J.H.

    Why the hell is this on CNN's front page? Simple. CNN is letting its bias show and running this garbage as a last minute shot to try and turn more people towards Obama. only a brain-dead zombie would vote for Obama because of his 'supposed' faith. A person who truly believes in Christianity would not be for abortion or legalizing gay marriage because both are mortal sins.

    Romney is more of a christian than Obama is.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:26 am |
    • Harrison

      Rubbish! Mormonism is absolutely Ludricous, and Americans deserve to be informed before Tuesday!

      November 4, 2012 at 7:27 am |
    • PeatSmoke

      People should not vote on a "faith" basis. Try voting for policies or political stances for a change. Being "more" of a Christian? What does that even mean? Apparently God gave you an incredible power! The ability to grade people's religion!

      November 4, 2012 at 7:31 am |
    • k.b.

      Well Said J.H!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jesus would never support abortion or gay marriage!

      November 4, 2012 at 7:33 am |
    • 0Patrick0

      I'm an atheist, J.H., and even I don't see how you can allege Pastor Schloneger's essay is in any way an endorsement of Obama.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:36 am |
    • BW

      JH, here is an article that reflects the true purpose of Christianity. Attempting to be a true Christian is not easy, was never meant to be – Jesus said it himself. Obviously, you can't handle it. To you, it's all about money, the economy, your stuff. So sad.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:38 am |
  9. John Stefanyszyn

    Mark, many ministers speak a similar message within the "christian religion".
    May I ask you...
    Do you believe in freedom of self-rights?
    Do you believe in freedom of all religions?
    Freedom ...to serve and magnify oneself.
    To be free from the Will of the One and Only God so as to be free to do one's own will.

    Do you confess that Christ is the Only Way of Life to the One and Only Creator God?
    ...that we are not free to embrace the freedom to worship other "man made gods"?

    Christ died in doing the Will of the Father and He was resurrected for it.
    He did not die for freedom of self-rights and self-religions.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:24 am |
    • northern light

      Bullchips

      November 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
  10. Anonymoose

    While Im agnostic myself and respect others for what faith they choose I do not believe we should base our vote on a persons faith. It would be one thing if "god" or "Jesus" weren't anything more than figments of faith whome you would have to have belief in to e influential but we elect men and nothing more, now there moral value can be questioned but a great deal of the Christian nation are vial, intolerant, uninformed, or blatantly ignorant. To elect someone to office in the name of Jesus seems as dangerous as electing a chimp and givin him the keys to the bomb.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:23 am |
  11. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things .

    November 4, 2012 at 7:22 am |
    • ObamaJoe

      Why didn't you change Sandy ??:)

      November 4, 2012 at 7:23 am |
    • FSM_Minister

      Please provide PROOF!!!!!

      November 4, 2012 at 7:28 am |
    • ElmerGantry

      Serial repeat troll Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things stated once again and again and again over and over; Ad Nauseum,
      "Prayer changes things"

      Earlier I challenged you to do something positive for humanity by praying to stop the international forced sëx trafficking of an estimatated 800,000 people.

      To wit,

      I see your prayers to stop the estimated 800,000 people who are forced into sëx traficking across international borders have not worked.
      Wait since prayer changes things that means you have not been praying to stop this scourge on humanity.

      Why won't you pray to stop this repulsive human abuse?

      Matthew 21:21:
      I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt,not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      [A true believer can ask a mountain to throw itself into the sea, and it will be done. LOL!]
      _______________________________________________________________________

      Mark 9:23
      All things are possible to him who believes.

      Luke 1:37:
      For with God nothing will be impossible.

      John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

      John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

      John 14:14 If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.

      Nothing could be simpler or clearer than Jesus' promises about prayer in the Bible.
      So there you have it, straight from Jesus in the New Testament in clear, simple, and unequivocal terms.

      You are a sincere believer are you not?

      So go ahead and do it. Pray to god to eliminate forced international sëx traficking, bacterial disease, genetic disorders, war, famine, etc.

      In Matthew 21:21 Jesus states; I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt you can do anything including making a mountain throw itself into the sea. You do have faith and do not doubt, RIGHT? So do it.

      Or perhaps your faith is not really up to snuff and you know that so you do not pray to end these human scourges but instead only come up with your usual wimpy statements and name calling.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:29 am |
    • twpeck

      Prayer changes things...but withing God's will and by His timeline. This is a tough pill for those who do not trust God and an insufficient answer for those who want God to work for them, but it is the reality.
      Those who whine about how God didn't help them should ask themselves why WOULD God help me...what have I done for God lately? Nothing, yet the very breath in your body or the very beating of your heart is a sign that God has given you grace and mercy since your sins – not believing God and disobeying God – should result in your destruction, yet you still live to read this comment. Repent and believe Jesus died in your place.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:43 am |
    • ElmerGantry

      @twpeck,

      Sooooo Jesus was lying and deceitful with these clear and unequivocal statements? There are no conditions. Simply you believe, you ask, nothing is impossible, you receive.

      Mark 9:23
      All things are possible to him who believes.

      Luke 1:37:
      For with God nothing will be impossible.

      John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

      John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

      John 14:14 If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:53 am |
  12. Anne

    There is absolutely no place fo rreligion or religious beliefs in politics or in policy making...Maybe this country should realize that instead of being a modern day christian taliban.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:20 am |
    • ObamaJoe

      Fake religion is a good tool to brain wash people,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      November 4, 2012 at 7:22 am |
    • PeatSmoke

      I could not agree more Anne. I think people who share this secular ideology, need to stand up. Their voice is particularly weak the political arena.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:23 am |
    • sam stone

      all religions are tools to brainwash people

      November 4, 2012 at 7:25 am |
    • NSL

      Indeed!

      November 4, 2012 at 7:28 am |
  13. Luis

    What a waste of time. Religion is holding us back and is making our country stagnant. I wish all these religious people would ppen their eyes... All religions, and in our case Christianity, is keeping us from achieving progress.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:19 am |
    • ObamaJoe

      We have too much fake religion here,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      November 4, 2012 at 7:23 am |
    • Really?

      Yes indeed. Much more intelligent to believe that without any outside help or information that it rained on rocks for billions of years making soup, the soup decided to erect DNA, ad infinitum ad nauseum. Yep, that makes much more sense than an intelligent designer.

      November 4, 2012 at 8:43 am |
  14. Brandon

    I hope CNN doesn't actually pay people to write this stuff

    November 4, 2012 at 7:19 am |
    • ObamaJoe

      That guy obviously loves Church of Latter Day Christ.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:21 am |
  15. opinion

    Then you must be voting for Romney because dispite the fact that the dems try to paint him as a ruthless business man, he gave quite a bit of his money to charity to help the sick,poor, helpless. Obama gave almost none. Also you say you support all life including in the womb, abortion is the democrats holy grail, so apparently you aren't supporting them. I'm for personal responsibility, all are responsible for their actions, I feel the democrats are not for that.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:18 am |
    • Harrison

      Romneys beliefs are utterly preposterous! Look it up yourself. Special Planets, special undies, jesus and Satan were brothers! I'm serious. You think that's OK for the leader of our Nation to actually believe? Come on, wake up!

      November 4, 2012 at 7:22 am |
    • ployes

      Democrats are certainly for personal responsibility. We also believe people in need should be helped. So did Jesus.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:23 am |
    • whitman30

      Opinion- Did you know that Bain capital, Romney's company, makes money on abortions? Mormons are not Christians: They believe: Jesus is the brother of Satan, he inherited the earth as a planet just like they will some day and start their own planet as a god, dark skinned people are cursed, the second coming will be in Missouri, they do not believe in the Trinity, and they believe in works of the flesh. Just like the Muslim religion, they have taken the Bible and changed it. Their Jesus is not the same Jesus as the Christian Jesus, but beyond all of that, the man openly lies and makes money off of other people's misery.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:26 am |
    • 0Patrick0

      To be accurate, opinion, according to Romney's tax returns, virtually all of his deductible charitable contributions were not to "the sick, poor, helpless" but to the Mormon church.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:42 am |
    • opinion

      Replying to my own post. I know that the Mormon religion is not Christianity even though they believe it is. I was posting in regards to the Pastors article. Also, many dont know it because it isnt publicized but churches are big on helping the poor even the Mormons. I give quite a bit of my money to my church, they run a program to help people with addictions, eating disorders, therapy for abuse victims, they give quite a bit of money to a non religious charity that helps people just above the welfare line get clothes, give them cars so they can be gainfully employed, minister to people in prison and so on and so forth. I'm tired of the countless articles on how Christians dont care for the orphans, poor, widowed, helpless. I became a Christian 7 years ago, before that I believed all the bull that 'modern' society likes to feed people and I didnt give a hoot about donating money. Now I give quite a bit of my income to charity, including the church even at the expense of going on vacation, driving a new car every few years and buying a bigger home. So dont tell me about Christianity.

      November 4, 2012 at 8:02 am |
    • whitman30

      Opinion- no one is trying to TELL you about Christianity; we are telling you about Mormonism and the fact that according to the Bible is a spirit of antiChrist. In addition, the man makes money off of abortions all the while saying they are wrong. In other words, he has no intentions of stopping abortions; he is just telling you that for a vote.

      November 4, 2012 at 8:05 am |
    • opinion

      Do you actually know the people at Bain Capital? Nobody knows where all their money is invested. I do the best I can but some things are out of our hands.

      November 4, 2012 at 8:50 am |
  16. allenwoll

    Have all the Faith you want - BUT KEEP IT ABSOLUTELY PRIVATE ! ! !

    Unless one keeps his religious activities OUT of the public view, he is simply pandering to others for economic advantage - which is a SERIOUS sin !.

    The only HONEST church meets in one of its members living rooms.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:18 am |
    • ObamaJoe

      Right,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,When you pray, don't be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners

      November 4, 2012 at 7:19 am |
  17. jerri Pineda

    I pledge my allegiance to Jesus, too.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:17 am |
    • ObamaJoe

      Good Morning :)

      November 4, 2012 at 7:18 am |
  18. Cane89

    Christianity is important; would you vote for the Devil if he promised to stop natural disasters?

    November 4, 2012 at 7:16 am |
    • ObamaJoe

      Know their heart and know the truth,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
      :)

      November 4, 2012 at 7:18 am |
    • PeatSmoke

      How would I know he is the devil?

      November 4, 2012 at 7:19 am |
    • AaronT3

      Willard "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney, John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:24 am |
    • northern light

      Seems a little wind storm named Sandy snuck by your god last week.

      November 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
  19. ObamaJoe

    Wake up CNN,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,this is not good for Latter Day Fake Christian,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    November 4, 2012 at 7:16 am |
    • ObamaJoe

      Super rich Mitt will never enter the Kingdom of God,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,try camel and needle :)

      November 4, 2012 at 7:17 am |
    • Joderito

      If you know the part of the camel and the needle, then you also know that we don't get to make judgement over other people. I don't support Romney's politics, but I certainly wouldn't make a statement about his value as a human being.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:21 am |
    • Mike

      The Kingdom of God.......hahahahahahahahahahaha.....you must be dead to enter the Kingdom? What do we call life on Earth in the universe?? Hell??

      Kingdom of God. Lordship of Christ. WOW....You people must really have nothing going on.....

      November 4, 2012 at 7:25 am |
  20. My Name is Legion

    Ritual cannibalism of a zom*bie figure, go at twilight, you may meet up with a werewolf, vampire or other mythical spo*ok. Jesus you people that believe this BS are really stupid. Amen.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:13 am |
    • Limited

      Insults are merely evidence of immaturity and a closed mind to many possibilities that could be whether it is divinity or extraterrestrial beings that exist beyond the current limited scope of science and religion. Or in the realm of possibility you could be right but like all people you are limited in the scope of what you can ultimately observe as true just like me and divine fearing person.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:26 am |
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