Everybody Goes to Church on Sunday

Update: Obama has sent out a new mailer in South Carolina. Take a look (pdf.) Is he vying with Huckabee for the religious vote? He uses the phrases "Called to Christ," "Committed Christian" and says he will be guided by prayer in office. There's even a photo of him with a large cross behind him.

Hillary Clinton spoke in Harlem at the Abyssinian Baptist Church. She has been endorsed by its minister, the Rev. Calvin Butts.

Bill Clinton spoke at Harlem's Convent Avenue Baptist Church.

Barack Obama spoke at Ebeneezer Baptist Church, in Atlanta. It's the church where Martin Luther King, Jr. presented his sermons from 1960 to 1968. Bill Clinton will speak there tomorrow.

Chelsea Clinton and Michelle Obama attended the same church service in South Carolina. Neither spoke during the service although both were introduced and applauded. Darrell Jackson, the church pastor who delivered the sermon, is a a state senator and paid Hillary campaign advisor.

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    Bill (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by DA in LA on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 12:13:31 AM EST
    is eclipsing Hillary in news coverage.  He needs to back it up a bit.

    Yes, and mainly negative coverage. (none / 0) (#3)
    by oculus on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 12:19:58 AM EST
    Very negative. (none / 0) (#4)
    by DA in LA on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 12:24:46 AM EST
    He's in a tough spot.  He's her husband, but it doesn't look good to see the Dems most successful living president going negative against other candidates.

    Trying to think who else could be (none / 0) (#6)
    by oculus on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 01:10:13 AM EST
    her "bad cop."

    Janet Reno? (none / 0) (#7)
    by Rojas on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 06:43:38 AM EST
    well, (none / 0) (#1)
    by cpinva on Sun Jan 20, 2008 at 11:46:34 PM EST
    at least it keeps them off the streets! lol

    Everybody Went to Church (none / 0) (#5)
    by womanwarrior on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 12:51:39 AM EST
    Come on, don't follow the mainstream lead yet and make this a two way contest.  John Edwards went to church, too, according to AP, and he had the good taste not to speak.  

    I thought churches weren't (none / 0) (#8)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 08:41:36 AM EST
    supposed to be involved in politics.. if they do they lose their tax free status...

    Guess the Feds will be descending upon them any minute now...

    Paying pastors to be be campaign advisors (none / 0) (#9)
    by mtj on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 08:47:05 AM EST
       sounds kind of suspicious. I wonder how many pastors are on politician's payrolls.  

    Check out the update at the top of this post (none / 0) (#10)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 10:10:17 AM EST
    about Obama's new mailer.

    I suspect (none / 0) (#11)
    by Bob In Pacifica on Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 10:30:21 AM EST
    that the language in his South Carolina mailer was in some part chosen to correct the misimpressions from the robocalls telling about Hussein making bombs in his basement.

    Did you like his speech at church Sunday?


    ... I'm talking about a moral deficit. I'm talking about an empathy deficit. I'm taking about an inability to recognize ourselves in one another; to understand that we are our brother's keeper; we are our sister's keeper; that, in the words of Dr. King, we are all tied together in a single garment of destiny.
    ... We are told that those who differ from us on a few things are different from us on all things; that our problems are the fault of those who don't think like us or look like us or come from where we do. The welfare queen is taking our tax money. The immigrant is taking our jobs. The believer condemns the non-believer as immoral, and the non-believer chides the believer as intolerant.

    ... We have scorned our gay brothers and sisters instead of embracing them. The scourge of anti-Semitism has, at times, revealed itself in our community. For too long, some of us have seen immigrants as competitors for jobs instead of companions in the fight for opportunity. ...