Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry Have Hijacked Christianity - Jay Bakker
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"Jay Bakker, son of televangelists Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, says GOP presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry have hijacked Christianity.
Bakker, who heads the gay-inclusive Revolution Church, told CNN anchor Don Lemon, who was hosting HLN's chat show the Joy Behar Show, that his church does not believe being gay is a sin.
Lemon, who came out gay in his 2011 memoir Transparent, asked Bakker his thoughts on Minnesota Rep. Bachmann and Texas Governor Perry, both of whom oppose gay rights.
“They're fighting for the Christian vote here,” Lemon said. “What do you make of that?”
“Oh to me it's irrelevant. I mean it's not – they're playing to a group of people who deal a lot with fear and using fear to control folks. To me I'm a person of faith and they don't seem to be pulling me in at all."
-full report at On Top Magazine