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In Grapevine, a Tea Party
leader says no to — Methodists?

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, by Bud Kennedy

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/21/2014 9:15:34 AM

Ever busy ridding Tarrant County of evil, a local Tea Party has found a new threat. The co-founder and president of the NE Tarrant Tea Party has come out against Methodists. Republicans should vote for a straitlaced fellow Southern Baptist instead of a Methodist for a vacant judgeship because Methodists believe “everything goes,” Tea Party co-founder and president Julie McCarty of Grapevine wrote on Facebook. Arlington lawyer Don Hase, the Methodist, replied on his page: “ God does not want politicians spinning to the public.” Hase is one of three three candidates for County Criminal Court No. 1 along with

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Grapevine is north of Fort Worth in Tarrant County. The first tea party rally I attended several years ago, was in Hurst, just a few miles south of Grapevine. The crowd was sizeable, enthusuastic, waving signs and doing a lot of smiling. The common goal was getting our country back with lower taxes, smaller government and adherence to the Constitution. It is sad to see stories such as Kennedy´s demonstrating how off-track those who claim to represent the tea party movement have now gone.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 2/21/2014 9:19:57 AM     (No. 9740995)

Republicans will divide and conquer all on their own.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/21/2014 9:23:16 AM     (No. 9741003)

A religious purity test? Swell. And people wonder why Jews and Roman Catholics tend to vote for Democrats? Maybe here´s the answer.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: coldborezero, 2/21/2014 9:31:18 AM     (No. 9741021)

I grew up in Fort Worth and I still work here. Bud Kennedy started out as the Star-Telegram´s food critic. He has always been a snarky leftist. If he is critical of someone, they must be doing something right.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 2/21/2014 9:39:42 AM     (No. 9741035)

Whatever. We left the United Methodist Church -- and my seat on the Administrative Board -- over issues such as their support of the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights, the FAR-left positions of their General Board on Church and Society, ordination of women, positions on illegal aliens, and many others.
Sorry to see what has happened there, and don´t think the Wesley´s would be pleased. And the attitudes - frequently proclaimed from the pulpits - are known to influence the actions and positions of parishoners. As they should.
Would you support a candidate holding membership in NAMBLA?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Axeman, 2/21/2014 9:45:58 AM     (No. 9741048)

This is not even a TEA Party issue, it is a Tarrant County issue and needs to be decided by the people there. Maybe they are sick of Methodists, maybe not. I am sick of leftists.
I suspect the Star-Telegram leans a little to the left.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/21/2014 9:48:26 AM     (No. 9741050)

Tea Party leaders should be more aware of how the community views the entire movement.
The leader of our local Tea Party has all of the right principles, but doesn´t express them in the desired manner. He comes across as a know-it-all, and dogmatic. I can´t see his leadership style attracting people to our message. He puts in many hours, more than most people would. I do appreciate the time he spends becoming informed and passing the information out to the members.He does have a good job, so his efforts on behalf of the Tea Party consume a lot of his free time. I keep thinking he´ll burn out one day and we
can have someone step forward with more tact, but with equal passion. On the other hand there is the concern no one would.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/21/2014 9:48:48 AM     (No. 9741051)

I would exclude Unitarians, and a few other "faiths" which endorse "gay" and female clergy, as they are entirely anti-Biblical in those positions. And why not throw in Scientologists and Wiccans while we´re at it?

Talk about divide and conquer, it´s when you allow moral relativism into any body of work that schisms form and weakness follows.

I believe the point here is that to be a "true" conservative is to be a "moral" (social), as well as "fiscal" conservative.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: yuban, 2/21/2014 10:02:28 AM     (No. 9741069)

Religion should be left out of politics. If the Methodists are left of center just state the candidate is left of center. I have no problem with anyone quoting the Bible as long as it is correctly quoted but leave religion out of the equation. Christ our Lord and Savior had nothing to do with religion and everything to do with morality.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: stealthy, 2/21/2014 10:15:41 AM     (No. 9741084)

I felt one of the best things about the Tea Party was there was no "leadership".

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 2/21/2014 10:24:48 AM     (No. 9741097)

Some random TEA Party leader makes a dumb statement and the the Cruz/Palin haters that worship at the alter of Karl Rove who squandered $400 million of mega-donor dollars in 2012 are out in force. Does anyone know what Karl´s cut was?

They are nowhere to be found on the threads supporting their RINO lords who have surrendered to Obama and the liberal amnesty, tax and spend, destruction of America agenda.





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Reply 11 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/21/2014 10:39:42 AM     (No. 9741114)

At the local level there needs to be one or more people to organize the group. They usually volunteer. Our group covers several small towns as well as a medium sized city over a large area.Someone has to make people aware of the meetings, plan the agendas etc. In the beginning no one knew each other, it was strictly volunteer for these jobs. We have been in existence since 2009. I assume the majority re okay with the "leadership".
I will say we are inclusive of GOP, Dems, independents, and libertarians as members. We only provide information about candidates (in a forum setting if possible, or through a candidates advocate. We do not endorse candidates, we just educate as much as possible. .

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Reply 12 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/21/2014 10:43:50 AM     (No. 9741120)

Barack Obama blames everything on George W. Bush. It´s always a stretch, but he does it. How big a stretch is it to blame a Texas Tea Party activist´s stupid comment on Karl Rove?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 2/21/2014 11:56:02 AM     (No. 9741234)

And this is why, though I am sympathtic to the Tea Party cause, in the end I cannot consider myself a Tea Party member. The group tends to be dominated by ignoramuses like McCarty who suffer from perpetual cases of foot-in-mouth disease. I am a Methodist, proudly so, and no one would accuse me of anything goes or being afraid of taking a stand on an issue. To lump all Methodists into one political group is stupidity cubed. Yes, there are some whacked out leftist Methodist congregations, then there are more conservitive ones like mine. You´ll find leftoids in every denomination, even Southern Baptists (Jimmy Carter, anyone?). So why tar and feather a whole denomination with such a broad brush? But as McCarty admitted you can´t argue with her because her warped mind is made up and closed to any differing thought. And it is because of blockheads like her that Tea Party candidates tend to blow winnable races.

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