Spiritual Advisors for Politicians

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    n watching some of the coverage on the Edwards case, it was brought up that the wife of his former political ally turned to her spiritual advisor when she found out about the out of wedlock baby his lover was having.

    It has been an interesting revelation, even before GSA's expressive exposing of political dependencies, that spiritual advisors, even of the more occultish/superstitious shades, are in high demand by most politicians in and out of the public eye.

    Is this something that we collectively see as becoming more relevent as time passes and the more controversial, diverse cultural influences bleed into our American traditions?

    I am personally interested in knowing more about what is made available to those who are in office. Are politicians and our political leaders limited to only the Advisors in which mainstream approves of, or are they allowed the freedom to select Advisors according to world view? This may become more important as time passes and I would hope the latter to be the way of it.
     
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    Welcome to the board.

    Here are some of those "diverse cultural influences."

    1. "President Barack Obama spent 20 years under the ministry of Rev. Jeremiah Wright on Chicago’s South Side.
    Wright is a Marxist and admirer of the founder of “Black Liberation Theology”, James Cone, who wrote in 1969: “All white men are responsible for white oppression. . . . Theologically, Malcolm X was not far wrong when he called the white man ‘the devil.’”

    Today, President Obama gets his spiritual nourishment from another source, a leader of American “progressive” Christianity, named Jim Wallis… Rev. Wallis has served on Obama’s White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, or “Faith Council”, since 2008. But the relationship is personal and goes back at least a dozen years…Wallis went on to join and then lead the militant Students for a Democratic Society at Michigan State University.

    Jim Wallis is a socialist and a fervent believer in the state redistribution of wealth. He is connected to some of the most radical people in America."
    http://therealbarackobama.wordpress...-mixes-with-socialists-radicals-and-truthers/


    2. "Wallis is a leader of the so-called religious left. He is a political activist who cloaks his radicalism in religion. He founded and is the editor of "Sojourners" magazine. His relationship with Obama began to loom as Obama's ties with Wright were "disappeared".He and Sojourners have an anti-Israel animus -- just as did Pastor Wright. The magazine and church bulletins published under the aegis of Pastor Wright carried manifestos from a Hamas leader; Sojourners magazine has also carried pro-Hamas pieces.

    But Pastor Wright and Jim Wallis share much more: a stark anti-Americanism and a radicalism sharply at odds with the vast majority of religious figures in America."
    Archived Blog: Obama's other minister problem


    3. "Wallis may couch his Bolshevist views today. But in 1979, he was quoted in the journal "Mission Tracks" saying he hoped that "more Christians will come to view the world through Marxist eyes."

    Wallis put another radical professor, James Cone, on his Sojourners editorial board. Cone is Wright's mentor and the father of black liberation theology, a Marxist version of Christianity that worships a white-hating black Jesus.
    "Together," Cone said, "black religion and Marxist philosophy may show us a way to build a completely new society."
    . Sojourning Socialists - Investors.com
     
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    Mrs. Edwards should have turned directly to her lawyer. There lies the best assistance. Pray later when the dust clears.
     
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    What seems obvious is that Edward's political career has been marred and his potential forever shadowed. Does anyone see him being able to recover from this?

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    That is political career is over is without question. The only issue remaining about his future is how much of it will be spent behind bars.

    He's facing up to 30 years in prison.
     
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    Interesting but not surprising
     

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