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May 12 2008
Evangelicals want Obama to "plague" US?

I'm not sure if I completely believe this article by conservative columnist Robert Novak in the Washington Post:

In it he claims that some Evangelical voters are working towards a victory by Barrack Obama in the presidential election because they think that he would be so bad -- Biblically bad -- as bad as a scourge of plagues -- that it would be a step towards the end of the world that they are hoping for. Here's a quote:

Nevertheless, the word is that some evangelicals dispute Huckabee's support. One experienced, credible activist in Christian politics who would not let his name be used told me that Huckabee, in personal conversation with him, had embraced the concept that an Obama presidency might be what the American people deserve. That fits what has largely been a fringe position among evangelicals: that the pain of an Obama presidency is in keeping with the Bible's prophecy.

According to this activist, at the heart of the let-Obama-win movement is longtime Virginia conservative leader Michael Farris -- the nation's leading home-school advocate, who is now chancellor of Patrick Henry College (in Purcellville, Va.) for home-schooled students. Best known politically as the losing Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia in 1993, Farris is regarded as one of the hardest-edged Christian politicians. He is reported in evangelical circles to promote the biblical justification for an Obama plague-like presidency.

Of course, I don't think an Obama presidency would be that bad at all. In fact, at the moment he looks like the best choice out of the candidates with a chance. But, the idea that these voters would intentionally try to do something that they think would be terrible for the country is a bit scary!

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