Sunday, May 19, 2013

Quick Fact: Jesus Personally Endorses Mayoral Candidate?

We have all heard candidates say that "God told me to run"--several failed Republican presidential candidates come to mind; but this lady took that claim a step further.

Taken from Rachel Maddow's blog:

"I've reported on developments at the intersection of religion and politics for a good chunk of my career, but I don't recall ever seeing a politician claim to have been literally endorsed by Jesus Christ.  That is, before Anna Pierre, a registered nurse, made the claim in advance of this week's North Miami mayoral race.

'Yes, Jesus endorsed me!' Pierre said during a stop at the Gwen Margolis Community Center Tuesday morning as the polls opened...Pierre previously claimed she was being intimidated with voodoo tactics...

...Pierre said the endorsement came to her in a revelation while on the campaign trail as she's been competing against six other candidates.

For some reason, local voters were not persuaded--Pierre came in seventh out of seven candidates, getting slightly less than one percent of the vote."

Ms. Pierre's campaign flyer:

Just when you thought Michele Bachmann was the biggest religious nutcase in politics...

1 comment:

  1. this 'endorsement', or claim of a personal endorsement from Jesus Christ is, in fact, using the Lord's name in vain. It's just THAT simple.
    UNLESS! She was referring to the oft called upon Jesus H Christ. The "H" makes a whole lotta difference in matters such as this.

    Anyway, you get some idiot who thinks a really nice painting of the Christ will get her elected ... Well, that's pretty amazing. Kudos to the minions who voted against her.

    By the way, calling her an idiot was just an opinion not a diagnosis. Jesus told me to say that.