Edwards’ Jesus Connection Makes Him the Better Man

By Sam Johns

They talked about Jesus in very ugly ways when he was on Earth, yet, today everybody seems to be praising his name. For example, John Edwards, the Democratic presidential hopeful says Jesus would be appalled at how the United States has ignored the plight and suffering of little children.

“Suffer not little children, but come to me and I will give you hope,” Jesus said.

If John Edwards is to be believed when he said Jesus would be most upset with the selfishness of Americans and the country's willingness to go to war "when it's not necessary," that in and of itself makes him the better man. Yeah, better than that "Halfican American!"

"I think that Jesus would be disappointed in our ignoring the plight of those around us who are suffering and our focus on our own selfish short-term needs," Edwards stated over the Internet. "I think he would be appalled, actually."

In an interview, the former North Carolina senator discussed how he lost touch with his day-to-day faith during college, but that it "came roaring back" after the death of his 16-year-old son, Wade, in 1996.

Edwards also said he was against teacher-led prayers in public schools, but he added that "allowing time for children to pray for themselves, to themselves, I think is not only OK, I think it's a good thing."

Edwards has often cited religion as a part of his politics, frequently linking his efforts to fight poverty as a matter of morality.

Last week, Ann Coulter, a writer and columnist known for outrageous remarks, told an audience at the conservative: "I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot,' so I… so kind of an impasse, can't really talk about Edwards."

Did Edwards slam that chick? No! He did what Jesus would have done; he put Ann Coulter insulting him on his presidential campaign web site.

Edwards’ position will get him in trouble with some whites, but if he loves Jesus like so many of US do, he maybe a man of God. He has proposed a tax increase to fund a universal health care plan that would cover the estimated 47 million Americans who do not have insurance. That's something Jesus would do! The plan would create "health markets," including a government-run plan like Medicare, to create competitive prices. It would also subsidize insurance for low-income Americans and require businesses to help cover the insurance costs of their employees.

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