Jesusing 25 August 2008Posted by marisacat in 2008 Election, Abortion Rights, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Sex / Reproductive Health, WAR!.
I did not find this in my own paper, but an emailer did…
Democratic National Convention CEO the Rev. Leah Daughtry, a Pentecostal pastor, referred to the “sacred responsibility” of citizens at Sunday’s service. Added Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter:
“There is absolutely, in this party, a tremendous intersection of faith and politics.”
Over the next 90 minutes, the half-full, 5,000-seat Wells Fargo Theater heard readings from the Bible, the Koran, the Torah and the Metta Sutra.
“It’s great to see that faith is being acknowledged finally,” said Marti Hawkins, 35, an African American nurse and nondenominational evangelical Christian from Denver who was in the audience. “Especially in my community. When your pastor talks about something in church, you go out and do it. Politically, this could help.”
And… via Geraghty of National Review, who is there at the convention (full text):
Buddhist Verses vs. The Democratic Platform
C-SPAN is replaying Sunday’s Interfaith service. There was a reading from the Sutta Nipata, a scripture in the Buddhist canon, from University of Colorado Denver student Kathryn Ida.
She spoke this line, which caused me to raise an eyebrow: “Those born and to be born, may all be at ease.”
UPDATE: Rev. Raymond East, of St. Teresa of Avila, also made a reference to “those waiting to be born” during his remarks.