Jeb Bush preaches religious liberty at Southern Baptist event

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Former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

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NASHVILLE - The former Florida governor and GOP presidential candidate pledged to defend religious liberty in front of an estimated 13,000 evangelical pastors attending a massive Southern Baptist Convention event.

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  • Eric

    Moore: “Some candidates feel that they have to talk about this [faith], so they prep up to do so, and then do so in an inauthentic and pandering sort of way,” Moore told TheTimes.”

    Bush: “You take this freedom away, it’s very easy to imagine other freedoms being taken away.”

    Rubio: “Abortion in America has become a money-making industry,” Rubio said, adding that he would opt to stop providing federal funds to Planned Parenthood if elected president.

    Any questions?

  • At 80 yrs, I try to follow the g.r. and Jesus’ teachings (easiest read is the Jefferson Bible). I support and am supported by similar atheist-Jesus followers. As a result I deplore politicizing any organized religious value system. Religious properties should be taxed… unless they are in education or health care or child care or other caring-for people activity. I do not think Jesus would have participated in political spectacles then or now.

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  • Be Brave

    Bush is pandering for sure. He “governed” one of the most wicked states in the (so-called) United States. But Christians are targeted for attack by atheists and other unhinged groups and it would be nice to know that we have a president that would not be arming secular-jihadists with both weapons, encouragement and power.

  • Bob

    After all the attacking that Christians have done over centuries, and to an admittedly lesser degree now, are still doing, well, you’ve got it coming. Get used to it as your god fraud increasingly gets exposed.

  • Larry

    Bush was saying, “we shouldn’t use religious freedom as an excuse to discriminate except for Christians who want to use it as an excuse to discriminate.

    Will anyone think of the long suffering bigots who are losing the ability to persecute others?”

  • Larry

    Oh no, you are being targeted by people in America who support democratic principles, civil liberties and rule of law. Oh the horror.

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  • Fran

    JK,

    You are correct… Neither Jesus, his disciples, apostles, and first-century Christians got involved in politics.

  • Eric

    “But Christians are targeted for attack by atheists and other unhinged groups and it would be nice to know that we have a president that would not be arming secular-jihadists with both weapons, encouragement and power.”

    Your current president isn’t doing that either. But if you think being criticized, or even just sharing the planet with people who disagree with you, is the same as being “attacked,” you probably don’t care about that.