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Michele Bachmann: A ‘sense’ God calling me to presidency

By Elizabeth Tenety ~ from The Washington Post‘s On Faith

Minnesota’s Republicatn congresswoman— and now official presidential candidate — Michele Bachmann told CBS News’ Bob Schieffer on Sunday that she believes God is calling her to run for the nation’s highest office. The evangelical politician said she has a ”sense” that her prayer of whether or not to run has been answered:

“I am a Christian as is my husband. I became a Christian at 16 years old, I gave my heart to Jesus Christ and since that time I’ve been a person of prayer. When I pray, I pray believing that God will speak to me and give me an answer to that prayer, and so that’s what a calling is. If I pray, a calling means that I have a sense from God which direction I’m supposed to go. It means I have a sense of assurance about the direction I think that God is speaking into my heart that I should go.”


Bachmann’s prayer may have more practical application: Her social conservative bona fides are expected to play well in Iowa, where a new poll revealed she is statistically tied with Mitt Romney as a frontrunner.

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Henrietta22

    You have to respect how anyone understands their faith. She discovered Jesus at sixteen. I discovered my Lord as a baby, how? My mother and my father. I said prayers when I learned to talk, and I was brought up as a Lutheran Evangelical. Was confirmed, married in the Lutheran Church. He is always with me and guiding me, but I would never be a fundamentalist Christian, tried once with one of their churches and they ended up hurting my teenage daughter as she was going through Leukemia. They are overboard with abiding stubbornness of being the only ones who understand the Bible. She could be a real disaster as a leader of this country IMO. A President of America has to understand all of the people with all different faiths upheld, and to be able to lead a countries government that is basically secular but allows all people to be equal and free. She would emphasize the Christian religion and theocracy will not allow people to be free if they are different than themselves.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment pagansister

    Yes, Henrietta, I agree. She would be a disaster as President of this country. I really don’t think she has a chance of becoming the candidate for the GOP–I hope I’m correct.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment cknuck

    Not that one again, I don’t think people will fall for that one so soon again.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment jestrfyl

    I’m afraid what she hears are the voices in her head. That is not God.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment nnmns

    Some will fall for it; it’s a question of how many. And if she wins the nomination, which she could, then those who fall for it combined with those who hate having a black person president might tip it to her. But let’s hope not.

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