Claim: Politician cites the wrong verse as his favorite Biblical passage.
[Collected on the Internet, July 2004]
Subject: Bush and John 3:16
Worth thinking about . . . The Lord has a way of revealing those of us who really know him, and those that don’t!!!
Think about it! Bush gave a big speech last week about how his faith is so “important” to him. In this attempt to convince the American people that we should consider him for president, he announced that his favorite Bible verse is
The Holy Spirit works in strange ways. Pass it on.
[Collected via e-mail, August 2004]
The Lord has a way of revealing those of us who really know him, and those that don’t!
Think about it!
Kerry gave a big speech last week about how his faith is so “important” to him. In this attempt to convince the American people that we should consider him for president, he announced that his favorite Bible verse is
Of course the speech writer meant John 3:16, but nobody in the Kerry camp was familiar enough with scripture to catch the error. And do you know what
[Collected via e-mail, March 2009]
The Lord has a way of revealing to those of us who know Him and those that don’t! Think about this!? Obama gave a big speech about how his faith is so “important” to him.? In an attempt to convince the American people that he should be president, he said his favorite Bible verse is
Origins: This item is a yet another oft-recycled jab which gets updated every few years to target the political figure du jour. It circulated in March 2009 as an anecdote told about President Barack Obama and in mid-2004 about President
In his typically stiff, condescending, and insincere manner, he said his favorite Bible verse is “And they will do this because they have not known the Father or
In an important speech given this week, Al Gore attempted to portray how important his faith is in his life. He of course was trying to apply what he’s learned from his mentor Clinton. Here’s what happened.
In his typically stiff, condescending, and insincere manner, he said his favorite Bible verse is
“And they will do this because they have not known the Father or
The irony in this put-down is easy to see: a leading political figure seeks to reassure the voting public of his devoutness and commitment to religion by mentioning his
“favorite” Biblical passage, but instead of citing
When this rumor referenced Al Gore back in 1999, it was readily spread by conservative commentators. (Paul Harvey, for example, mentioned it during his noontime broadcast on
Bush said it in my presence at a religious broadcasters convention about 1990, and I wrote about it in my book, Blinded by Might: Can the Religious Right Save America. But somehow it got twisted around and stuck on the Internet and put in Al Gore’s mouth. He’s got a lot of stuff that he has to defend, but that’s not one of them.
The relevant passage in Thomas’ book reads as follows:
These religious sideshows take on the trappings of political conventions. The president is always invited, but clearly the [National Religious Broadcasters convention] delegates prefer a Republican. One year, George Bush was a speaker at the NRB convention and said that his favorite Bible verse was
Last updated: 29 March 2009
McCaslin, John. “Inside the Beltway.” The Washington Times. 25 February 2000. Meakes, Daryl. Drunkcow Landmines. Infinity Publishing, 2004. 0-741-42257-3 (p. 257). Thomas, Cal and Ed Dobson. Blinded by Might: Can the Religious Right Save America Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999. ISBN 0-310-22650-3 (p. 97).
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