Thursday, November 11, 2004

MORE COBURN Reader SR, after digesting Senator-elect Tom Coburn's comments on SCHINDLER'S LIST (quoted in a recent post), wants to know if the Senator-elect has made other comments that might be particularly disturbing to Jews.

You be the judge:

"This nation must stand for or against Christ," Coburn stated in the article distributed under his byline. "The Bible clearly tells us that it is impossible to stand in the middle."


Even though he entitled his article " Christian Principles Belong in Government, " Coburn said he was not promoting Christianity over other religions but only focusing on the model offered by Christ.
--The Tulsa World, March 2, 1996

"What you do, what you say, and how you live your life does make a difference. It's time to take a look at Israel. They were severely punished when they turned from God."
--The Jerusalem Post, September 26, 2004

Coburn also has a habit of referring to Jews as "God's chosen people." He probably thinks this earns him points with Jewish audiences. But I, for one, would prefer that he stop using that particular construction.

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