“Baton Rouge – Rick Santorum has defended himself against critics who slated him for courting the Rev. Dennis Terry of Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, by insisting he didn’t clap when Terry said non-Christians should get out of the country.”
The Republican Party and the nation of Israel – where Abraham once dwell – was founded by Socialist Germans, and my kindred, Jessie and John Fremont. Abraham did not live in America. Reverend Terry claims Jesus is God, then changes his tune.
GET OUT of my people’s party you bigoted liar! And take your ilk with you! Form your own party! Say what you will – in your own party of God-Jesus. But, your kind won’t, because you are more interested in winning elections – at any cost – then serving your Lord by spreading His Word! A third religious party would lose elections for Republicans – everywhere!
Santorum claims he wasn’t listening, his mind on playing politics – in the name of Jesus!
Baton Rouge – Rick Santorum has defended himself against critics who slated him for courting the Rev. Dennis Terry of Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, by insisting he didn’t clap when Terry said non-Christians should get out of the country.
Rick had his defence polished to a tee by not only claiming he didn’t join in the Sunday sermon’s clapping, but he wasn’t even listening in the first place. Demonstrating the true art of politics, Santorum attempted to distance himself from the right wing pastor who introduced him to his congregation by saying “I know Rick really well, and he is the real deal.”
Following Terry’s fire and brimstone speech that culminated in a directive for non-Christians to get out of the country, Santorum issued these muddled words: “I do remember him saying that and I wasn’t quite sure if he was saying it for himself,” theNY Daily Newsreported. “I wasn’t quite listening to everything to be quite honest with you. But I wasn’t quite sure if he was speaking for himself or speaking quite generally, but I didn’t clap when he said it because that’s not how I think.”
Meanwhile Terry himself has claimed that his sermon has been misinterpreted. Defying the video evidence he told the Christian Post : “What you are seeing on YouTube – all that is a blatant distortion of what I said and the intent of how I said it.”
During his sermon Terry preached:
“I don’t care what the naysayers say. This nation was founded as a Christian nation. The God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. There is only one God. There is only one God, and his name is Jesus. I’m tired of people telling me that I can’t say those words….
Listen to me. If you don’t love America, and you don’t like the way we do things, I’ve got one thing to say, get out!”
Insisting he was misunderstood, Terry now states “everyone can worship as they please.” In addition to his views on non-Christians, Terry also voices strong sentiments against homosexuals, liberals, “sexual perversions” and women who have abortions.
In spite of trying to appease his critics by claiming he didn’t clap, Santorum was in fact reported as joining in with the thunderous applause, according to NY Daily News.
Now let me ask you what was wrong with anything Pastor Terry said? Well if you ask those on the left, they say he’s telling non-Christians and liberals to get out of America. But that’s not at all what he said. Allow me to properly phrase his so-called controversial comments the way he delivered them:
I don’t care what the liberals say. I don’t care what the naysayers say. This nation was founded as a Christian nation – the God of Abraham, the God of Issac and the God of Jacob – there’s only one God! There’s only one God and his name is Jesus!
I’m tired of people telling me that I can’t say those words. I’m tired of people telling us as Christians that we can’t voice our beliefs or we can no longer pray in public.
Listen to me, If you don’t love America, If you don’t like the way we do things I have one thing to say – GET OUT!
We don’t worship Buddha! I said we don’t worship Buddah, we don’t worship Mohammad, we don’t worship Allah, we worship God. we worship God’s son Jesus Christ.
I’m gonna make this real simple. Here’s my translation of what he said:
We’re Christians and we have a right to say it, a right to pray it, and you don’t have the right to take that away from us.
If you don’t like freedom of religion, if you don’t like freedom of speech, if you don’t like our Constitution, if you don’t like the way we do things in America, GET OUT!
This is a critical distinction. He’s not telling non-Christians and liberals to get out. He’s telling people who disagree with our nation’s founding document, our Constitution, those who want to suppress the right of Christians in the public square to practice their religion, to go somewhere else if they don’t like it. Because here the Constitution is the rule of law, and it is here to stay.
After that he just affirms what we believe as Christians, taking a stand for his right to say it in the public square.
That is the proper context and meaning of what he was saying.
UPDATE: Just wanted to add, if it weren’t clear, that the reason this is important is simply because the left is trying to use their false premise, by extension, against Rick Santorum.
UPDATE 2: Just for clarification of his last comment quoted above “We don’t worship Buddha! I said we don’t worship Buddah, we don’t worship Mohammad, we don’t worship Allah, we worship God. we worship God’s son Jesus Christ”, he’s not talking about America in that emphatic statement. He’s talking about Christians. Remember, he’s a pastor speaking in a church full of Christians.
It’s a statement of affirmation of belief in the face of hypocritical intolerance. He doesn’t like being silenced, especially in a country that was founded on the basis of Christianity, when other religions are tolerated more. Inferred here is a cultural war on Christianity and not other religions.