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Pastor Praises Anthony Weiner: Moses And St. Peter Made Mistakes, Too (God Is 'GPS' to Him)
Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 05/28/2013 12:33:41 PM PDT by drewh

New York Daily News reporters went to church on Sunday with disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who is seeking the redemption brand as he runs for mayor of New York City.

Pastor Phil Craig, it appears, welcomed the candidate with open arms to the Greater Springfield Memorial Church in Queens:

Weiner picked the modest church with about 30 people in the pews for his Sunday morning debut over the megachurches that are often popular campaign stops. Pastor Phil Craig welcomed Weiner with notes of redemption.

“I made mistake after mistake,” he said in introducing the candidate. “Moses wasn’t qualified … Ezekiel wasn’t qualified. Peter wasn’t qualified.”

Wiener explained to the congregation that God was like a “GPS” reminding him when he was off the right path.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: anthonyweiner; newyork; newyorkcity; pastor; philcraig; religiousleft; weiner

1 posted on 05/28/2013 12:33:41 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

cough.. I’m just gonna turn my head on that one.. cough.


2 posted on 05/28/2013 12:34:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: drewh

barf.


3 posted on 05/28/2013 12:34:53 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: drewh

So does he hit the synagogues on Saturday and Huma’s mosque during the week?


4 posted on 05/28/2013 12:35:14 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: drewh
They used to describe God as the great Watchmaker.
Now, He is more like a watch, or perhaps a little navigation system. Kind of an amusing toy, I suppose. You can put Him on the shelf when He's not useful to you ...
5 posted on 05/28/2013 12:35:50 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: drewh
Pastor Phil Craig must’ve graduated from the same seminary that graduated Reverend Al Sharpton.
6 posted on 05/28/2013 12:37:54 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: drewh

Theirs were lapses of faith, not morality.......


7 posted on 05/28/2013 12:38:57 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: drewh

Moses struck a rock. St. Peter denied Christ in his all too human moment.

Anthony Weiner is now on the level of Moses and St. Peter because of what he did? Really?

Some folks can’t come up with two moral tenets to rub together.


8 posted on 05/28/2013 12:39:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: skeeter

I’m thinking they both dropped out in their Freshman year.


9 posted on 05/28/2013 12:39:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: Red Badger

Bingo!!


10 posted on 05/28/2013 12:39:57 PM PDT by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: ClearCase_guy

Sorry Reverend but I just can’t picture God saying, “Recalculating”.


11 posted on 05/28/2013 12:40:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: drewh
Moses And St. Peter Made Mistakes
But they aren't running for mayor.
12 posted on 05/28/2013 12:40:25 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: drewh

13 posted on 05/28/2013 12:40:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: DoughtyOne

Immediately following the Social Justice 101.


14 posted on 05/28/2013 12:42:58 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: nascarnation

Just wondering the same thing. What is a Jew married to a Muslim doing in a Church? Not that he isn’t welcome and I hope he hears the Gospel there, but a little strange that he is campaigning there....


15 posted on 05/28/2013 12:43:45 PM PDT by Mom MD (A million people attended Obamas inauguration. 14 of them actually missed work)
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To: oh8eleven

16 posted on 05/28/2013 12:44:32 PM PDT by stormer
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To: drewh

The sends pervy sexual photos of himself to women on the internet in an attempt to committ adultery while passing himself off a a moral leader/role model and this Pastor compares him to Moses and St. Peter? Gimme a break.


17 posted on 05/28/2013 12:44:52 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: skeeter

There you go...

Agreed.


18 posted on 05/28/2013 12:45:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: Mom MD

I suspect that the only “gods” that Weenie and Huma really worship are money and power, and this is a way to grab more of each.


19 posted on 05/28/2013 12:45:45 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: drewh

Did Moses carve his junk onto some tablets? No, I didn’t think so.


20 posted on 05/28/2013 12:46:11 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: drewh

The nuns used to tell us St Peter had crevices in his pace from the tears he cried over betraying Jesus. And that he refused, in his martyrdom, to be crucified upright, as he was “not worthy to die in the same manner as Jesus”.

St. Peter evangelized throughout Antioch and spread the faith in times of great persecution.

THe following verifies this, as does a basic knowledge of tradition and the Bible.

But Anthony Weiner, a disgusting perviert who is said to have no shame, besides his actions which state this fact and has shown little remorse and is seeking the seat of mayor so his MB bosses who arranged his marriage to one of theirs so they can usurp our govt further with this muslim version of Hillary, groomed herself by Hillary, herself, he is compared to St Peter. Who is entombed in St. Peters (his own) Basilica.

The outrageous acts and declarations don’t cease.

from a simple google search:
Saint Peter was instrumental in bringing the Gospel to the gentiles and gave his support in preaching to them at the Council of Jerusalem. After St. Peter baptized the Roman pagan Cornelius, he was arrested and imprisoned by King Herod Agrippa but he was aided in escape by an angel. Saint Peter’s missionary efforts then began to include such pagan cities as Antioch and Cornith. He traveled to Rome later and gave reference to the Eternal City in his first Epistle. Saint Peter is recognized as the Prince of the Apostles and the first Supreme Pontiff.

The ancient historian Josephus describes ways the Roman soldiers amused themselves by crucifying criminals in different positions. While the position attributed to the crucifixion of Saint Peter is plausible, tradition says St. Peter requested not to be crucified in the same manner as Jesus. St. Peter said he was not worthy to die in the same way as his Lord. So the Roman soldiers crucified him upside down.

More gruesome details concerning the martyrdom of Saint Peter have circulated for ages; including that it took Peter three days to die upside down. Death in the ordinary position of crucifixion causes suffocation but one does not suffocate when hanging upside down. There are stories that the soldiers attempted to burn St. Peter crucified on his cross but he did not die. After three days he is said to have been beheaded while hanging upside down.


21 posted on 05/28/2013 12:46:26 PM PDT by stanne
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To: skeeter

Mark Steyn referred to him in passing as “that great theologian, Al Sharpton”


22 posted on 05/28/2013 12:47:18 PM PDT by stanne
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To: oh8eleven

No, they were pragmatically remorseful and ceased their silly behaviors and went on to become chosen leaders because of their remorse NOt because of their bad be haviors


23 posted on 05/28/2013 12:49:08 PM PDT by stanne
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To: drewh
"I made mistake after mistake,”

Fine. You are forgiven...

BUT, GET ANOTHER 'EFFING JOB THAT DOESN'T RELY ON THE 'PEOPLE's TRUST'!!!!!


24 posted on 05/28/2013 12:49:27 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: drewh

Has the IRS opened an investigation into the tax status of this church yet?

Oh wait, he’s a democrat. Nevermind.


25 posted on 05/28/2013 12:49:27 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: drewh
Moses And St. Peter Made Mistakes, Too

True, but they weren't democRats. At least they intended to do the right thing. Also, they weren't just sorry they got caught. They were genuinely remorseful, even broken-hearted over their mistakes when it was pointed out to them, and they changed their ways. Moses and Peter did not live and survive by their lies.

What a ridiculous comparison!!

26 posted on 05/28/2013 12:50:09 PM PDT by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: drewh
“I made mistake after mistake,” he said in introducing the candidate. “Moses wasn’t qualified … Ezekiel wasn’t qualified. Peter wasn’t qualified.”

I would say that both were uniquely qualified.

They were called by God.

If Weiner is now claiming to be a prophet I hope he is willing to suffer the Biblical consequences of being proven to be a false prophet. Being stoned to death.

27 posted on 05/28/2013 12:51:35 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
They used to describe God as the great Watchmaker. Now, He is more like a watch, or perhaps a little navigation system. Kind of an amusing toy, I suppose. You can put Him on the shelf when He's not useful to you ...

When someone has a worldview that God is not the Creator, then either God(s) sprang forth from the Big Bang or had to wonder "WHAT WAS THAT?!!!" when it occurred.

The Left likes the impartial observer.

28 posted on 05/28/2013 12:54:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: DoughtyOne; Revolting cat!
Can you imagine the fun St. Peter's going to have at the Pearly Gates with this one?

"Wiener? Wiener? Name's familiar but I don't recognize the face..."

"And they said I denied Jesus?!"

29 posted on 05/28/2013 12:59:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: drewh

“Moses wasn’t qualified … Ezekiel wasn’t qualified. Peter wasn’t qualified.”

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The pastor is a real judge of character — God made mistake after mistake choosing the three persons mentioned above.


30 posted on 05/28/2013 1:12:12 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: drewh
Everyone makes mistakes, and we are called to forgive. But I have a couple of problems with what the Pastor is doing:

Has Weiner repented of his sin? If so, he sure has kept it quiet.

Even if he has repented, that doesn't mean he gets to go right back into a leadership postion.

31 posted on 05/28/2013 1:22:43 PM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks drewh.
New York Daily News reporters went to church on Sunday with disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner
Weiner's comfortable around a bunch of cameras.


32 posted on 05/28/2013 1:28:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: drewh

Huma there too?


33 posted on 05/28/2013 1:59:04 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: drewh

The Church of What’s Happenin’ Now!


34 posted on 05/28/2013 2:01:08 PM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: kenmcg

Pastor praises anthony’s weiner. That the democratic kind of religion.


35 posted on 05/28/2013 2:48:58 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: a fool in paradise

LOL


36 posted on 05/28/2013 3:28:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Keep that pole up!


37 posted on 05/28/2013 3:31:44 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Conserev1

I’m afraid that didn’t register with me. Sorry...


38 posted on 05/28/2013 3:37:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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