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January 12, 2014 5:03 PM What’s in the Water Down There?

By Martin Longman

Let’s go back to Texas for some more fun:

In an excerpt of the book published at Huffington Post, the pastor of Dallas, Texas’ 11,000-member First Baptist Church, [Robert] Jeffress wrote, “For the first time in history a president of our country has openly proposed altering one of society’s (not to mention God’s) most fundamental laws: that marriage should be between a man and a woman.”
He continued, “While I am not suggesting that President Obama is the Antichrist, the fact that he was able to propose such a sweeping change in God’s law and still win reelection by a comfortable margin illustrates how a future world leader will be able to oppose God’s laws without any repercussions.”

I’ll bet this future world leader could even start a war in Iraq without any repercussions. He could torture people without any repercussions. He could idly sit by and watch a whole American city drown without any repercussions. There is no telling what the president’s embrace of gay marriage could lead to.

Let’s just say that it did not pass my notice that this pastor has a flock of 11,000 people in Dallas.

Martin Longman is the Web Editor for the Washington Monthly and the main blogger at Booman Tribune. He has worked as a community organizer for ACORN/Project Vote and as a political consultant for Democracy for America.

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