Worst False Antithesis of the Week

Theophrastus at the blog BLT nominated this as the “worst false antithesis of the week”:

“Do we want a candidate who is a good, moral person — or one who is a born-again follower of the lord Jesus Christ?”

Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, at the Values Voter Summit

To which the following comment was added that made me laugh out loud:

“Monty, I think I’ll go with door #1!”

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BKNHTDAA6WTSRXXCL2T4UQL6YM Vince Hart

    Given that the chances of finding the former are so remote, I’m not sure I can blame Jeffress for settling for the latter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Wilson/1355591760 Michael Wilson

    I think the evangelicals are having a hard time with this, a Mormon becoming the next president. typicaly the right wing has favored a limited range of protestants, so evangelicals came to view republicans as their vehicle for evangelism. Some one on the News quoted Martin Luther tonight, He said he’d rather be ruled by a competent Turk than an incompetent Christian. Personaly I see thsi as a plus, should he win, he wont owe favors to the religious right and at the same time he will have to down play his own faith.

  • Robert

    Perhaps it should be read as a comment on ‘born-again’ Christians!

  • Gary

    False antithesis is too difficult a term for me, never used it. I think the statement implies the two are mutually exclusive. Which, if true, is sad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/EarBucket David Coulter

    Thanks for pointing this out. I used it for today’s Tea Party Jesus: http://teapartyjesus.tumblr.com/post/11317017038

  • http://twitter.com/stevepurtell Steve Purtell

    James, Great post!  I wish you had an LOL cat graphic to go along with it!

  • Anonymous

    Moral meaning “abiding by and respecting the Constitution”, other citizens and their rights, and the “rule of law”? Or does “moral” have some other meaning?