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UM Pastor Uses His Own Pulpit To Campaign For Pro-Homosexuality, Pro-abortion Democratic Candidate Kerry For President


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Democratic Candidate John Kerry Uses UM Pulpit To Bash Bush
20-04-2004

By Mark Silva
Sentinel Political Editor
Posted April 19 2004

Kerry also joined services Sunday morning at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in the heart of Miami's Liberty City, where a strong turnout of African-American voters in November will be crucial to his success. Kerry sat alongside U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Miami, chairman of his Florida campaign, and the congressman's popular mother, former Rep. Carrie Meek.

Pastor Jimmie Brown, whom Kerry acknowledged as a fellow Vietnam veteran, made no secret of his politics: "We will come out of the Bushes."

"No one has explained to me why over 600 Americans have died," Brown said in his sermon, accusing Bush of chasing "weapons of mass deception."

... At the Ebenezer United Methodist Church service, Kerry, a Democrat, said he would emphasize education, a safe environment for children and an improved economy ...


BY DAVID OVALLE AND JENNIFER MOONEY PIEDRA

dovalle@herald.com
After the NBC show, Kerry traveled to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, where he sang hymns and prayed with parishioners.

Kerry, trying to rally votes from blacks, was joined by U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Miami, and his mother, former congresswoman Carrie Meek.

During a 10-minute speech, Kerry said Bush's leadership would take the country to ''a dead end'' and that he would work to create more after-school programs and jobs.

''This is not an economy based on perks and privileges for the powerful,'' he said. ``We need to bring back good jobs.''

Associated Press

Last update: 19 April 2004
At the Ebenezer United Methodist Church service, Kerry, a Democrat, said he would emphasize education, a safe environment for children and an improved economy if elected president.

"Those who say our economy is getting stronger and stronger by the day, they're not standing on the shuttered streets where factories have closed in Florida, and 63,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost here in the last three years," he said.

The Rev. Jimmie L. Brown, who presided over the music-filled service, agreed with Kerry, saying "We don't think flipping burgers at (McDonald's) is a manufacturing job."

Walter Johnson, 72, said he was optimistic about Kerry's prospects.

"He was very impressive," Johnson said. "And maybe he's not like most politicians, who make a lot of promises but do nothing."

The tone at the next event at the University of Miami shifted significantly, with the religious choir replaced by the hip-hop refrains of Outkast's "Hey Ya!" over the amplifiers as Kerry took the stage for his 30 minute address.


Religion runs for president

By Aubrey Salazar
Columnist
April 19, 2004


John Kerry is not a hypocrite simply because he is not given to voting according to his religious conscience. Unlike Bush, Kerry has opted to put his faith in the American people and accepted them as having the rational, spiritual, and intelligent capacity to live their life. He has shed himself of the responsibility to save our souls from eternal damnation. Bush has clearly taken on this responsibility.

For those who think getting an abortion, marrying someone of the same sex, or not believing in God is going to send me to hell, then let it be my choice to burn in hell. As the French philosopher Voltaire put it, I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Power to the people.

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