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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Scott Brown draws bigger crowd than OBAMA?!?!

You know the Democrats are at SERIOUS risk of losing Ted Kennedy's former Senate seat when Obama only drew 1,500 people to a rally in Boston... while Republican candidate Scott Brown DREW MORE THAN DOUBLE THAT NUMBER, somewhere over 3,000 supporters.

It's interesting to see how the media headlines the articles...
Reuters: "Obama scrambles to save Democratic Senate seat"
Boston Herald: "Thousands turn out for Brown in Worcester"

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  • At Tue. Jan. 19, 08:56:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Is he a Christian? He has stated that he is pro choice with abortion and I don't know if he believes in the sanctity of life. I have been trying to find his faith and church attendance, but I can't find anything. I did see his partially nude picture though. And I know he could have changed since then. Do you know Scott's belief system?

  • At Thu. Jan. 21, 07:58:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Jay Rogers said…

    Is Scott Brown an evangelical Christian?

    Technically, yes.

    I was surprised by this.

    Brown and his family are active members of the New England Chapel, which is part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. The denomination is Calvinist and evangelical, although NEC has a flavor that reminds me of a "seeker-friendly" Bill Hybels style congregation. In other words, they are soft on preaching the Gospel and instead concentrate on "meeting needs" -- tending toward a warm, pietistic experience of "spiritual formation," rather than boldly calling sinners to salvation and repentance.

    On the other hand, NEC is networked with a regional Christian organization called Mission E4 that works solely with evangelical churches. The senior pastor, Chris Mitchell is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, which teaches biblical inerrancy and has a Reformed bent. You can hear several of the pastors' sermons on the NEC website if you want to investigate further.

    The Brown's also financially support a local Catholic mission called Mt. St. Mary’s Abbey in Wrentham.

    Obviously, Scott Brown doesn't wear his faith on his sleeve, but it's also apparent that the family has a commitment to a flavor of Christianity that includes evangelical missions and works of social compassion. Regarding the nude centerfold spread, Cosmopolitan's "sexiest man in America" will get the benefit of the doubt from those of us who also did some stupid things in college.


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