god commands you to vote for bush

If you have a chance, I’d like to know your thoughts on the October 19 broadcast by televangelist Kenneth Copeland. While he doesn’t come right out demand that his viewers vote for Bush (in the sections that I saw while flipping around), he implies as much. At one point, his African-American sidekick relates a story of how he was once told by God himself that he should vote for a candidate that he wouldn’t have voted for normally (at the 17-minute mark). Maybe I’m just overly sensitive to these things, but I took that to be a message to the African-American community not to vote for the Democrat, even though they might be inclined to do so, because that’s not what God wants. I’d be curious to know whether or not anyone else senses the same thing… I wonder just how close you can get to telling people that God wants them to vote for George Bush before you jeopardize your not-for-profit status. Maybe the standard isn’t as tough today as it once was.

If you’re checking out the video, be sure to look at the 20-minute mark, where Copeland says that religion absolutely needs to be a part of politics. It’s at this point that he repeats the phrase, “Pray. Obey. Vote.” He also says that God has to be involved in this election because, “Satan is.” Then, at the 24-minute mark, after shilling a book written by his wife, Copeland commands that people should, “vote God’s way.” I think he made it pretty clear which candidate God had in mind too.

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14 Comments

  1. Posted October 19, 2004 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    I totally infuriates me when people claim to know what God wants as though He’s whispering into their ear. Especially people like Kenneth Copeland. I’m sorry Mark, even the sheer horror factor cannot make me voluntarily watch that guy. I will say that I’m not surprised that he’s trying to get Bush re-elected by whatever means necessary.

    Unrelated: My voter registration card made it to me unimpeded.

  2. Doug Skinner
    Posted October 19, 2004 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Does this mean I should write in Kenneth Copeland? Theocracy is confusing!

  3. mark
    Posted October 19, 2004 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    He reminds me of the devil in Andy Griffith’s body. He always has.

  4. Dave Morris
    Posted October 19, 2004 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    The clip from today with him interviewing the black bishop is interesting. What the hell is going on there. A republican black bishop from Detroit – a city that is 83% black (population around 850,000 ),has a typical voter turn out of 9%, and votes overwhelmingly democratic. If they turn out in larger numbers, it could have a big impact.

    Mark – have you heard of Jack Van Impe? He is up in Troy. There is a station out here that plays him every night. He interprets the daily news as it relates to the bible. It is dadaist theater.

    I wonder if Mr. Copeland and Mr. Impe got together for lunch? Where would they eat at in Detroit? I’d like to say the Red Fox on Telegraph, but I think they closed that joint down.

  5. Ken
    Posted October 20, 2004 at 5:36 am | Permalink

    I love Jack Van Impe!!! They play him in Atlanta, too but I can never nail down the time. I especially like the interaction between Jack and that sexy imp, Rexella. And he doesn’t interpret it as it has to do with the bible, he interprets it as to how it is an event leading up to the rapture!

  6. stella
    Posted October 20, 2004 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    just to add fuel to fire:

    (Not my quote)

    “…George Bush is the Antichrist! Here’s proof:”

    http://66.135.33.70/bushisantichrist.com/

  7. mark
    Posted October 20, 2004 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    I used to have some great Van Impe literature on the alien race that’s living here on earth with us. I forget the specifics now, but I believe they were here doing the work of Satan…. You’re right though, pound for pound he’s the best in the business.

    And why don’t you want to take credit for that quote, Stella? You’re not scared of incurring his wrath, are you?

  8. stella
    Posted October 21, 2004 at 5:02 am | Permalink

    ehh its not that I dont think he is the antichrist, I just dont think that website proves anything besides being entertaining. I think I could probably find some bible quotes, Kaballistic materials, and Nostradamus quatrains that prove my cat is the second coming if I tried real hard. But who has that kind of time anymore…

  9. stella
    Posted October 21, 2004 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    I mean what with exposing anti-christs, tracking alien reptilian DNA thru the Bush bloodlines, and attempting to subvert dominant paradigms it doesnt leave much time to prove my kitty is the descendant of the dynasty founded from the Magdalene and the Christ.
    On the fear factor, Im sure there will be some mysterious lightening strike near downtown A2 soon after the insurreLEction. If he was to strike me preemptively it wouldnt be quite cricket would it? If somehow he misses, maybe we can organize a meetup at one of those “camps” SOTR talks about.

  10. Classygirl
    Posted June 14, 2005 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Remember this: Many false prophets and false teachers have gone out into the world.
    Don’t believe everything that you hear, and use keen jugdement. Your judgement will be sharpened as you seek Yahshua Messiah with all your heart. Times will get harder and harder and mostly all Christians are under strong deceptions either by their church or by televangelists. Anyone who prophesies good tidings to this generation is not of Yahweh. Times will get harder and many Christians will be tested as the years go on. It will get worse before it gets better.
    Prepare for His Kingdom!! Make yourself ready! For He will only come back to a spotless Bride.
    Those who love Yahshua Messiah will follow His Commands. When I say this I am focusing on people who use His death and resurrection as a means to sin. All who love Yahshua hates sin! Sin is the enemy of Yahweh and leads to death. Let us follow the example of Yahsua and become blameless. It’s possible. Job was blameless and Revelation described the reward for blameless followers of Yahshua.

    This message might be a little off subject, but it’s very timely. ;)

  11. Tony Buttons
    Posted June 15, 2005 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    So, what’s a self-proclaimed classygirl like you doing in a place like this?

  12. Tony Buttons
    Posted June 15, 2005 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Some might think that it’s not very “classy” to point our how “classy” you are. I would disagree. Given the fact that most of us will never have an opportunity to meet, I think it’s imperative that we do a good job defining ourselves, even if it means coming across as less that humble.

    Your’s truly,
    Tony

    6’0″ tall
    175 pounds
    180 I.Q.
    8.2 inches when fully aroused
    Rough taint

  13. theprophetofold
    Posted February 20, 2007 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    First of all ..If God did tell an indivisual to vote .. then that message is for that one person ..NOT for the whole race of people.religion is also political. that is why there is seperation in it; and yes satan is involved . He is involved in every thing we do, remember he is the god of this world. The law is in his hand. In the book of [1 samuel ch 8 ver,5] the people wanted a king to rule over them. In verse 7 ..samuel went before God and God also told him that it is not samuel that they did not want it is God that the people rejects. In verse 9 ..we see that God sent the man and also tells us what would happened.Every man that is in office God puts them there. Even if their Heart is of lucifer …After all WE were WARNED.

  14. Myrna Greer
    Posted August 26, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    God commands me to shave my what?

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