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Editorial: Sanford Bishop unveils hypocrisy

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According to a report on WALB, U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop shows just how much of a hypocrite he really is. He is quoted as saying, “I had to ask myself, ‘What would Jesus do?’” This is a man who votes for a hate crime bill that hurts pastors in what they can say, a self avowed pro-abortionist, and quotes scripture only when in his self interest. He has voted 100 percent along Speaker Pelosi’s demands.

One supporter was quoted as saying, “I am uninsured and it’s going to help me personally.” What he doesn’t know is that he will still have to wait three to eight years for it, and if some of the news reports are correct, he will still be getting his care from the emergency room because the bill is missing most reforms, like the doctor fix, that will stop the 25-percent cut in reimbursement to doctors taking Medicaid. Or the Medicare cuts or tort reform or cross-state selling of insurance or that in Year 2 of the bill the state must come up with the money for increased Medicaid rolls. We taxpayers will to cut education or increase taxes to cover the projected $500 million cost. We are more than $1 billion in the hole right now in the state budget.

The small business person then will have a choice: provide health insurance or pay a new tax, either of which will most likely cost jobs because the revenue growth in this economy is just not there.

There is no logic in the insanity we have in Washington. There spending is bankrupting America, there are now talks of another stimulus bill. From what I hear, it’s all bridges and roads again. Are they nuts?

This has got to stop and we have a chance in 2010. Visit Mike Keown’s Website at www.mikekeown.com and support him. Sitting on the sidelines will only return Bishop to office with more of the same.

Written by Mike Sabot of Leesburg, Georgia.

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  1. Grady Burrell says:

    In Response To A Recently Discovered Editorial; I Offer This Rebuttal;
    OPEN LETTER TO: Mike Sabot

    Brother Sabot,

    Let me begin by sharing these versus with you, that we both may pay heed:

    Matthew 12:36-37 (King James Version)
    36 “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
    37 “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”

    I, too, followed the debate on the Hate Crimes Bill. While I share your concern, I lack your fear. The Bill, as it applies to your topic, is designed to allow the condemnation of homosexuality as an article of faith while protecting homosexuals from acts of violence, such as a stoning, stirred up by the rhetoric of the intolerant. Just like Jesus taught about here:

    John 8:7 (King James Version)
    7 “So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

    In this case, hate the SIN, of homosexuality; but love the SINNER, of the homosexual in person. When viewed from this perspective, tolerant minded folks would tend to see that Sanford got it right. The Bill is aimed at curbing the speech of the intolerant that stoke the flames of violence for others to commit. I trust you’re not prepared to accuse nor condemn your Pastor of intolerance, or are you? Careful, brother…be very careful.

    As to the erroneous claim that Congressman Bishop is “a self avowed pro-abortionist,” allow me to emphatically set the record straight. I have personally heard Congressman Sanford Bishop profess that he is “Pro-Choice” from his own mouth. That is not to be confused with pro-abortion as you would have your readers to be misled. I am also pro-choice.

    Mind you, I have no political ambition. I don’t speak for any candidate or political party. They’re all quite capable of articulating their positions, and if not, are unworthy of the office or votes they seek. My own belief is that life begins at conception, others can argue what they will. I personally saw a sonogram of my little girl the day my wife and I learned we were pregnant. As the projected due date was calculated, her age was estimated at a mere 8 days. On the video monitor I saw her tiny body measured at .6 cm, about the length of a grain of rice. She had a head, a torso, and buds for arms and legs. No fingers, toes, eyes, ears, or nose were yet visible. The sound waves would penetrate her body and I could see the vertebra of her spine and organs, in the center was her heart. IT WAS PALAPATATING! She was a living soul, at just 8 days, without doubt.

    Such information is the responsibility & duty of parents, public educators, and especially Sunday School teachers to disseminate. I share witness of my experience to any who will listen. My religious belief is consistent with my personal experience. Although, some may disagree with my understanding as follows: Immediately after the immaculate conception of Jesus; Mary had a problem. She was an un-wed pregnant teen. Gabriel told her of the conception of her cousin Elisabeth, who was 6 months along with John the Baptist. Mary hastened to give Elisabeth salutation (greeting in person or by letter) of her conception. (She stayed with Elisabeth for 3 months, which gave Joseph some time to come to terms with what had transpired) In order to do so, she had to travel from Nazareth to most likely Hebron, but definitely in Judaea, about 80 miles or so. That was a 4 day journey, possibly 3, if you’re in a hurry. Luke 1:41 is telling:

    Luke 1:41-42 (King James Version)
    41 “And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:”

    John at the fetal age of 6 months leapt in the womb at the presence of Jesus, JUST 3 OR 4 DAYS in Mary’s. Life definitely begins at conception. Therefore; “I” AM ANTI-ABORTION! Notwithstanding; I do not believe my wife nor my daughter should ever be forced to bear the children of their rapist(s), statutory or otherwise, should they ever be so victimized! I don’t possess enough strength to force them to die in order to give birth, either. Although I know that the sins of the father are not punishable upon the son, I lack the religious convictions to grant such fetus’ rights in these cases. I do not believe the government of the United States should adopt religious statehood or theocracy. I believe the failures of the Puritan colony were still fresh on the minds of our Country’s founding fathers as they drafted our Constitution, with the Bill of Rights. The Courts have so ruled in favor of a woman’s right to CHOOSE. I believe in the Rule of Law. I believe in FREE-WILL; therefore, I believe in FREE-CHOICE.

    I do not believe that anyone should be dragged into heaven against their will. I trust in the judgment capabilities of God and doubt those of man. I believe a woman’s right to choose should remain between her and God. I believe that it is cowardly of any Church to surrender defeat and turn toward the Kingdoms of man for a political solution rather than the Kingdom of God for a religious one. I believe that Church sanctuaries should protect their visitors from the politics of man rather than exposing them to it. I do not ever wish to ever defend my teenaged son from a charge of date rape because that is the only means by which his girl-friend can gain access to the procedure, even as I beg her not to kill my grandchild. Nor; do I want her father to ever have to defend his teenaged daughter from murder charges after my son is acquitted from date rape. I believe abortion is a medical procedure and I don’t want to criminalize it as murder for these reasons.

    Finally, I must ask, when you claim Congressman Bishop, “quotes scripture only when in his self interest,” what biblical quotes are you referencing? According to your article, the WALB report quoted Sanford as saying, “I had to ask myself, ‘What would Jesus do?’” Where exactly is that question located in the Bible or are you talking about something else? Surely, you weren’t trying to bear any false witness against Sanford, were you? For; to do so in an effort to demonstrate his hypocrisy, will result only in exposing your own.

    Spiritually yours,

    Grady Burrell

  2. Cindy Chaffin says:

    I am one of the “teabag anti-government” people who traveled to D.C. on November 5, 2009. I actually met with Congressman Bishop for 2 hours that afternoon. While he was gracious and my group of four was appreciative of his time, it was apparent that he is out of touch. He will vote the way that “Queen Antoinette” Pelosi dictates on any issue. He is slick and well versed in his parties rhetoric, but then I expected that! He needs to go!

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