Michele Bachmann tries to dig Pastor Mac out of an IRS hole
Minnesota homobigot Michele ‘God called me to run for congress‘ Bachmann gave a mind-blowing interview on a radio show called “The Christian Worldview.” Host David Wheaton, an evangelical who supports the unhinged pol, actually brought up the recent controversial incident at Living Word Christian Center in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, where Pastor Mac Hammond clearly ran afoul of IRS guidelines by 1) only inviting Bachmann to speak — as a candidate — and 2) endorsing her in his introduction.
Michele takes a crack at explaining the mess, and she fails miserably. This was transcribed by Bill Prendergast of Dump Michele Bachmann, who makes the spot-on editorial comments within.
Bachmann: “Well, Mac was really clear. Mac said, that um, that their church—this is what he said to the congregation before he spoke, that their church is a 501(c) (3) organization, by law they can’t endorse, they won’t endorse, and they aren’t endorsing, and he said that I’m not here for a political reason, I’m here to share my faith, and that’s why I was there. And I made it clear in my remarks, too.
And then afterwards Mac had said that he—the church can’t endorse, but he personally, if he could vote for me, he’d vote for me. And there’s nothing illegal about that.
(Editor’s note: Senator Bachmann is misquoting Pastor Hammond. For example, Hammond did not say that “he would vote for her if he could.” Hammond was videotaped telling his congregation that he was indeed going to vote for Bachmann. As for whether her remarks were political: her testimony for Christ referred repeatedly to her politics and political career–including her fight to put a ban on same-sex marriage into the state constitution, and references to how God told her to run for the Minnesota state senate and to run for U.S. Congress.)
Bachmann: “When I’m a state senator, I’m there doing my job as a state senator. Am I a person of faith? Yes, I’m not ashamed of my faith. I’m not ashamed to hide my faith (sic). But I’m also not shouting from the housetops that everyone has to follow my view or my way of morality.”
(Editor’s note: Wow.)
The delusional rantings of Bachmann can be heard here. And if you want to judge for yourself as to whether she gave a political speech at Pastor Mac’s holy pad, take a look:
“He created the male and female and he brought them together and that’s what marriage will be…In the midst of that calling to me, God then called me to run for congress…In the midst of him making this calling sure, what’s occured in this particular race is that this congresssional seat – one of 435 in the country – has become one of the top 5 races in the country and in the last week has become one of the top three races in the country and you may have seen now God has in his own will and in his own plan has focused like a laser beam after this scandal that came up about a week or so ago he has focused like a laser beam with his reasoning on this race.