Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lt. Gov. Bauer, AG McMaster perform montage from "Passion of the Christ" at Upstate church

Posted by Chris Haire on Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 7:01 AM

Just kidding. Andre and Henry did no so such thing. But they did deliver pro-I Believe license plate speeches and sign autographs at a Simpsonville church, according to a Greenville News report. The rally, which the paper describes as blending "elements of a church service and a Republican campaign stop," was attended by an estimated 500 people.

The GVille daily reports:

There was a lot of standing -- after speeches from Attorney General Henry McMaster, Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer and Kevin Hall, a Columbia attorney fighting the injunction -- and music set to a montage of Mel Gibson’s movie "The Passion of the Christ."

Standing up for the Christian license plate is standing up for the Constitution, McMaster said, which he said established freedom "of religion, not freedom from religion. Some of our courts don’t understand" the difference. 

McMaster and Bauer, who signed autographs after the rally, were applauded for their role in attacking the injunction against the license plate, which would print a stained glass window with a yellow cross imposed and the words "I Believe." 

Kevin Hall has his eyes on the job of chairman of the state GOP. Bauer and McMaster have their eyes on the governor's office. God, meanwhile, has his eyes on all three men as they turn His house into a campaign stop. And while the Almighty declined to comment on the matter, word has it that He frowns on this kind of thing.

As for the people of Simpsonville’s Temple Baptist Church, um, say what you will about the merits of torture porn — personally I'm not a fan of Saw and Hostel — but do you really want to celebrate the work of an anti-Semite? Just saying, guys.


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