Thursday, August 05, 2010

Sharron Angle, God & Mainstream Media

RE: Nevada GOP candidate Sharron Angle challenging Senator Harry Reid . . .

Out of touch with America, the liberal media think that it's extreme, out of the mainstream, and even ridiculous to believe that God is omnipotent, while government is impotent.

-- From "Sharron Angle: Democrats Making 'Government Our God'" by Stephanie Condon, CBS News 8/4/10

Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle told a Christian radio station earlier this year that President Obama and Democrats in Congress are violating the Bible's First Commandment by turning government into a false god.

Angle's remarks were highlighted by the Las Vegas Sun as an illustration of her relatively extreme views, which pundits have suggested are making a tight race out of what should have been an easy GOP victory over unpopular Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

"And these programs that you mentioned -- that Obama has going with Reid and Pelosi pushing them forward -- are all entitlement programs built to make government our God," Angle said in an April interview with TruNews Christian Radio. "And that's really what's happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government."

Angle has used strong religious rhetoric before, characterizing her candidacy as a "calling" from God. Angle's words have given some Nevada voters pause: "She talks to the far Christian right, but that's about it," Las Vegas resident Michele Ficano told Hotsheet.

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From "Angle: Democrats want to 'make government our God'" by Michael R. Blood, Associated Press 8/4/10

. . . Angle describes her effort to oust Majority Leader Harry Reid as a religious calling in "a war of ideology, it's a war of thoughts and of faith."

Reid's campaign said in a statement Wednesday that Angle's statements are "frightening." Since Angle won the GOP nomination in June, Reid's campaign has depicted the tea party favorite in TV ads as an extremist who would gut federal programs and turn her back on those in need.

Angle's campaign pointed out that Reid, too, has spoken about the relationship between politics and his Mormon religion. In a speech at Brigham Young University in 2007, he said, "My faith and political beliefs are deeply intertwined. I am a Democrat because I am a Mormon, not in spite of it."

Angle, a Southern Baptist, has called herself a faith-based politician and prays daily. Among her positions, she opposes abortion in all circumstances, including rape and incest.

Asked why she would enter a race to challenge the most powerful Democrat in the Senate, Angle said, "We're at war in this country, for our freedom, our culture, for our liberty, our Constitution."

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