Is Keith Ellison the Antichrist?
It is said that people from Saint Paul, Minnesota like to visit Minneapolis, Minnesota on Halloween because it is extra scary. But they would always come home before dark. Meanwhile, it is hard to find which Minneapolis residents are dressed as goblins and witches because…well, have you ever been to Uptown?
Putting aside the quaint Garrison Keillor style humor, it is true that Minneapolis is a little scary. It is full of anarchists, of people with deep thoughts, scary federal penitentiarians, scary sushi eaters, and…and…bicycle riders!!11!!
So, I suppose it is quite reasonable that the man chosen by the Republicans to run against Fifth District Congressman Keith Ellison is a firm believer that we are presently in the End Times and that the Antichrist is almost here.
Which makes sense, really. If you are a Republican, Keith Ellison is the Antichrist. He’s black. He’s a Muslim. He’s a Democrat. And…he’s a liberul!!!
So, what’s the story? Associate Pastor Joel Demos will run against the highly popular Congressperson who represents Minneapolis and surrounding territories. And here’s what the Pastor has to say:
“I believe that we are seeing the signs of the times,” he said in a January 2009 sermon at his church, Christian Life Center. “We are seeing things unfold in the world that are opening the door for the new world order which we see in end time prophecy.”
“We may in 2009 witness a new heaven,” he said. “We may witness the very last days of this world in this very year. We don’t know what 2009 will bring in our lives.”
“Anti-American hatred is rooted in a distaste of the people of God and because we have been a predominantly Christian nation, we are finding across this globe the spirit of the anti-Christ is on the rise,” he said. “And I believe we are quickly approaching the end of time.”
Demos also said that Satan has been hard at work in [the sleepy Minneapolis suburb of] Golden Valley.
“Folks we are having a revival. The devil might have thought that this was his territory. He might have though he had this area under wraps. He organized and he had a good thing going in Golden Valley, which is central to the western suburbs.”
This is going to be a tough decision. Crazy right wing Republican pastor who is pretty sure the Antichrist live in Golden Valley, or the highly regarded, hard-working and intelligent, very capable and responsive, liberal Democrat.
What would you do?
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