God Tells Pastor to Run for Senate in NC

Southern Baptist Minister Mark Harris, who led the drive to put a same-sex marriage ban in North Carolina’s constitution, has announced that he’s going to challenge Sen. Kay Hagan for her seat. And wouldn’t you know it, it’s all because God wants him to do it.

Beth Harris told the group how God brought her to a point of “complete excitement, looking forward to this journey, really, really believing that this is God’s will.”

“The Lord gave me complete peace that Mark is not stepping down, he is not stepping away from anything God has called him to,” she said.

Asking God, “Why Mark?” she read Scripture, prayed and saw “the kind of preparation God has given Mark in ministry is the kind of leadership that is needed in a legislative body.”

Being a pastor is good preparation for the Senate? Yeah, not so much. Here’s Harris in action, making some just plain silly claims about people choosing the “homosexual lifestyle” (there is no such thing, of course) and doctors being divided over it — just like scientists are on global warming.

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  • http://zenoferox.blogspot.com/ Zeno

    This nutcase could end up being the answer to Hagan’s prayers. Funny how God tells people to run for office and then they lose. Merry prankster?

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    @Zeno #1 – I can just imagine God, in Stewie’s voice, saying, “He totally believed me! He’ll be so punked, come November.”

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    Why doesn’t HE ever tell them to give up all of their worldly possessions and follow HIM?

    Oh, what’s this:

    “Matthew 19:21 ►

    King James 2000 Bible

    Jesus said unto him, If you will be perfect, go and sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.”

    But that’s prolly only in the Wimpy JESUS edition of the Wholly Babble.

  • Loqi

    They never win because the forces of darkness are working against them. Unless something goes their way, in which case the power of Jesus can overcome any obstacle. It’s the law of convenient omnipotence.

  • rabbitscribe

    Wait- a Texas Republican who embraces traditional Christian values and isn’t afraid to say so? What a breath of fresh air!

  • colnago80

    Re rabbitscribe @ #5

    Actually, a North Caroline Rethuglican.

  • tubi

    Beth Harris told the group how God brought her to a point of “complete excitement…

    Isn’t that her husband’s job?

  • hunter

    Their god must have a weird sense of humor.

  • coffeehound

    Wait he’s listening to the same Guy that encouraged Bachmann to run for president? Was Karl rove not available?

  • exdrone

    Harris is very keen to point out his belief that medical experts “are divded” (meaning he thinks he remembers hearing of one supportive doctor somewhere) on the issue of homosexuality being a preference. Something tells me that if he were ever to be convinced that the medical consensus was against this conclusion, he wouldn’t be so deferential to these experts.

  • thephilosophicalprimate

    Excellent! As a resident of NC, I’m happy that an unelectable lunatic is throwing his hat into the ring against Sen. Hagan. Not only does this improve her chances of re-election, it will make for amusing theater.


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