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Christian Schoolkid Inside Joke January 4, 2008

Filed under: Life,Politics — ithewalrus @ 4:32 am
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To prove his conservative credentials, Romney recently snagged the coveted endorsements of movement guru Paul Weyrich and evangelist leader Bob Jones III. All indications are that Romney is not being thrown over for Rudy Giuliani, who is leading in the national polls for the GOP nominations, or conservative insurgent Mike Huckabee.  (from somewhere on foxnews.com)

Most of you know, I’m sure, that Romney is a Mormon.  However, what some of you may not know is that Bob Jones III is a die-hard Southern Baptist who is in charge of Bob Jones University.  Bob Jones University is notorious in Christian high schools (at least some of them, anyways) for being ridiculously strict as well as rigidly Baptist.  
 
My question is this:  what on earth is Bob Jones doing supporting a Mormon?  It’s hilarious!
 
And, like I said, nobody’s going to get this.
 
In other news, I’m excited that Huckabee managed to get Iowa.  I’m excited about his prospects, and hopeful that he might be able to win the Presidency, perhaps?  Although his win in Iowa is rather shocking, as I’d expected people to be tired of conservatism (?) under Bush.  (I’m actually a huge supporter of Bush as well, although — like everyone else on this planet — he makes mistakes.)  I’m also ecstatic that Hillary got third in the Democrat polls.  I don’t favor any of her stances on issues, and think that most of them would be bad for the country. 

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One Response to “Christian Schoolkid Inside Joke”

  1. Allyce Says:

    You made a mistake that you might wish to correct. Bob Jones III is NOT a Southern Baptist. He might consider himself to be Independent Baptist.

    Bob Jones University/ Bob Jones Academy are non-denominational schools. There are students and faculty from many denominations. There are also Sunday School classes for students of the various denominations.

    You are correct that BJU is very strict in their social expectations for students. Academic standards are very high as well.

    I believe that Dr. Jones, III stated that he backed the conservative he considered to have the best chance to defeat the Clintons – not necessarily the most Christian person. Unfortunately, McCain seems to be a RINO (Republican In Name Only).


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