New Pawlenty Video Makes It Clear He Wants to Be President of a Theocracy

If there was any doubt that this GOP primary is turning into a battle of who is more likely to try and recreate our country as a theocracy, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is making it clear in his latest video on faith.  Be sure to pay special attention three minutes in, once he starts discussing that there is no real separation of church and state, as well as his stances on marriage and abortion.  He makes it quite clear that he is ready to run this country “for God.”

Looks like his refusal to take “The FAMiLY Leader” pledge didn’t mean much at all.

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

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W. C
W. C10 months ago

Not surprising, thanks.

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William C
William C10 months ago

Disturbing, thank you for the information.

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Glen P.
Glen P7 years ago

Scary.

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Joe R.
Joe R7 years ago

The sooner this lunatic is gone, the better.

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SeattleAnn S.
Ann S7 years ago

Ick, I feel like I need a long, hot shower with LOTS of soap.

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Lisa W.
Lisa W7 years ago

There's a difference between Christian and Evangelical Christian. Evangelicals are all about being "born again" and spreading the word...wether you want to hear it or not.

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Tom Y.
Tom Y7 years ago

REPLAYING THAT LAST PARAGRAPH:

Pawlenty wants "a theocracy"? Within the bounds drawn by America's Founding Fathers, whom he clearly respects? Unlikely! But nothing motivates the other base like a climate of fear, reading in what isn't there...

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Tom Y.
Tom Y7 years ago

Before I watched this video, I was wondering if Pawlenty's position statement would leave other Christians facing this as the Jedi in Revenge of the Sith faced the possibility of taking command of the Senate: "To a dark place this will take us!" Thankfully, what I seen in this video is a hopeful public servant -- one who knows he will be judged by God for his actions here and desires to expedite the powers granted him judiciously and humbly.

Certainly the political sphere requires more humility! The affrighted Robin M. reads dark intent into Pawlenty's stands, yet his positions on abortion and marriage are no more than the common sense we'd expect from a Republican hopeful addressing Christian supporters. As to the accusation that he "starts discussing that there is no real separation of church and state" -- that's a misrepresentation. Pawlenty tells us what we already know: that the separation of church and state is meant to keep the state from using the church as an instrument of its force. (It's 3:51, not "three minutes in.")

I suspect that what certain people want is a religious person turned secular puppet: someone whose weekend, church-attending conscience is quiet during weekdays of perpetrating the latest fad in social "progress." Canada had such a politician: former Prime Minister Paul Martin, the nominally Catholic "Mr. Waffles," whose track record helped bring down the Liberal Party in favor of Stephen Harper's Conservatives.

Pawlenty wants "a the

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Robert F.

There needs to separation of church and state. Church is a highly polarizing political entity, often not in line with spirituality or spiritual teachings. The Christian church has proven over the last 1500 years, that it leads by violence (the Inquisition) and heavy handed judgment and suppression. A Christian theocracy promises to be a dictatorship of severe proportions. The Church has dogmatic agendas that have little to do with compassion for non-Christians, or anything else that democracy stands for.

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Charles Y.
Charles Yheaulon7 years ago

More wars have been started and more people killed in the name of religion than any other reason. If God wanted people killed he,or she would not need help. If you love God try spreding that love around especially to THEM who ever they may be.

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