Jeb Panders: ‘Christian Voice’ Not Loud Enough
Jeb Bush pandered to the religious right in a commencement address at Liberty University.
Charging that “the Christian voice” isn’t heard enough in the world, the Republican White House prospect lashed out at the Democratic president’s administration for “demanding obedience in complete disregard of religious conscience.”
“The present administration is supporting the use of coercive federal power. What should be easy calls in favor of religious freedom have instead become an aggressive stance against it,” Bush told an estimated 34,000 gathered for a graduation ceremony.
“Somebody here is being small-minded and intolerant, and it sure isn’t the nuns, ministers, and laymen and women who ask only to live and practice their faith,” he said. Bush was speaking inside a packed football stadium at Liberty University, an institution founded by the late conservative culture warrior, Rev. Jerry Falwell.
bpollen May 9th, 2015 at 7:48 pm
Sorry, Jeb, couldn’t hear you over all the “Christian Voices” whining about how they are oppressed.
Larry Schmitt May 9th, 2015 at 8:30 pm
He puts any credibility he might have had at serious risk with a statement like that.
bpollen May 10th, 2015 at 12:41 am
After his saying that his foreign policy adviser is his brother, I think it is very generous of you to grant him even the possiblity of credibility.
Larry Schmitt May 10th, 2015 at 7:50 am
Well, I’m a generous guy.
Jeffrey Samuels May 10th, 2015 at 9:13 am
He also said in the same speech words that could be interpreted as ‘the bible trumps the constitution’. I think he is losing his ability to be a viable candidate, rapidly.
Larry Schmitt May 9th, 2015 at 8:31 pm
:”Jeb panders.” He’s a republican in Texas. It’s what they do.
Warman1138 May 10th, 2015 at 7:11 am
Another reason to pull that tax exemption.
rg9rts May 10th, 2015 at 7:49 am
Want toleration Jeb??? Pay your share of taxes…ever hear of separation of church and state
Jeffrey Samuels May 10th, 2015 at 9:11 am
Jeb Bush just moved himself from the ‘practical’ side of Republican politics to the ‘Ted Cruz’ crazy side. I think we now have one less viable candidate for president in the Republican camp.
robert May 10th, 2015 at 9:41 pm
jeb panders as florida and new jersey compete for the best home foreclosure state
is religion really that important right now ?