Presidential hopefuls, entrepreneurs mob Faith and Freedom Coalition conference
June 3rd, 2011
04:42 PM ET

Presidential hopefuls, entrepreneurs mob Faith and Freedom Coalition conference

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Washington (CNN) – Someone pushed a baseball and a ballpoint pen at Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, through the scrum of reporters' note pads and tape recorders as she was chased up an escalator.

Her heels clicked as her staff hustled her out of the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference at the glitzy Renaissance hotel in Washington, DC.

Bachmann didn't look fazed as reporters pressed in and ran along side her on the stairs. When she got to the top of the floor, she grinned as wide as always and paused to field a few questions.

"Is there a national question?" she wondered aloud.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Christianity • Politics

soundoff (69 Responses)
  1. Pray this Prayer

    CONSCIENCE predicted by O u r L a d y in Garabandal in 1961 will take place soon to
    save the world.

    The Warning is taking place to:

    1. Prove to all that God exists.
    2 Bring everyone to J e s u s and the Way of Truth.
    3. To help save us before the final day of judgement by giving us a chance to ask for
    forgiveness for the sins we have committed.

    What will Happen?


    The sky will turn red, it will look like fire & then you will see a large cross in the sky to
    prepare you.

    Everyone over the age of 7 will experience a mystical encounter with J e s u s C h r i s t which will last
    anything up to 15 minutes.

    Pray this prayer to be prepared: Oh my precious J e s u s,embrace me in your arms and allow my head to rest upon your shoulders so that you can raise me up to your glorious kingdom when the time is right. Allow your precious blood to flow over my heart that we can be united as one.

    August 21, 2011 at 8:25 am |
  2. Marie Kidman


    June 8, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  3. Fidei Coticula Crux

    However, it saddens me when I read comments that insults people and their belief system. To some, this is only a game of one-upmanship—away for them to stroke their egos. They put people down and belittle their beliefs because they can’t understand way others don’t think or believe like they do. When a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; and, especially one who regards or treats the members of a group, be it a gender, race, ethnic, or religion, with hatred and intolerance shall be known by no other name than that of a bigot; be you a Christian or an Atheist or of any other belief system. We all should strive to be tolerant of others and to follow the Golden Rule: “…whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them...”

    June 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
  4. Fidei Coticula Crux

    For every opinion or belief someone may hold, there will be another party who just as strongly oppose that idea. Both sides usually claim to sit with the best arguments, the real facts, and the correct world view; and, ironically both sides regard the other as being indoctrinated, blind to the obvious, and outright stupid. Most people only expose themselves to information that matches their own beliefs or worldview. It is typically uncomfortable to do otherwise. This is what is known as Confirmation Bias (also called confirmatory bias or myside bias) and it is just part of human nature.

    June 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
  5. FairGarden

    Religion strives after morality. Secularism worships immorality. There can be no reconciliation. Peace is impossible until King Jesus returns. Anything other than Biblical Christianity always carries heavy number of negrected victims within the system. Christians are the only ones who seek and rescue the neediest of needy in every corner of the earth.

    June 7, 2011 at 5:54 am |
    • Pastafarian

      No, Fair, you are incorrect. You must trust and give yourself up to the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

      May you be touched by his noodly appendage,


      June 7, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  6. Eric

    i like turtles.

    June 7, 2011 at 2:40 am |
  7. Ethos and Pathos

    When I was Eric, I had no idea Zeb would react so childishly as this. You're like a wind-up toy, aren't you Zeb? 😀

    June 7, 2011 at 2:21 am |
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