A Republican candidate for the House from North Carolina named Ethan Wingfield is being called a “teavangelical” by Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network, the first time I’ve seen a candidate boldly embrace that label. He’s putting out press releases about it.
The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) has taken notice of conservative Christian businessman Ethan Wingfield and his campaign for Congress. On Friday, CBN became the first media outlet in the nation to debut Wingfield’s first TV ad, dubbing Wingfield a “Teavangelical.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, we have found yet another Teavangelical, a conservative Christian running for office who is combining his evangelical values with the umbrella of the Tea Party platform,” wrote CBN’s Chief Political Correspondent David Brody in his story. “If Wingfield wins, he’d be part of a new generation of Teavangelicals set to start making serious changes up on Capitol Hill.”In Wingfield’s debut ad, he has a simple message for the people of North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District: America’s $15 trillion debt is not just wrong. It’s immoral. Wingfield speaks directly to the voters of North Carolina and frames America’s growing fiscal crisis in the moral terms that truly underlie it.
“Congress should stop reading Obama’s book, give up the New York Times, and pick up The Bible,” said Wingfield. “They can start with Proverbs 22:7. ‘The borrower is slave to the lender.’ Washington either hasn’t read that, or doesn’t care. But I do. We’re borrowing trillions of dollars from countries like China. Our debt is 100% of GDP. And if we don’t act soon to cut spending and get a handle on this immoral debt, things are only going to get worse. America needs bold, conservative solutions, not more of the same. And that’s why I’m running for Congress.”
Shall we start a pool on how long it takes before they suddenly decide that calling them teavangelicals is a terrible slur used by evil liberals to denigrate them?