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Nikki Haley To Host “Prayer-A-Palooza”

IS IT TOO EARLY FOR A “SIKH JESUS” JOKE? || By FITSNEWS || Get on your knees, South Carolina … S.C. governor Nikki Haley has “called our state to a day of prayer, fasting, repentance, and seeking God’s face.”  Which God’s face are we seeking?  That’s TBD. The second-term “Republican”…

IS IT TOO EARLY FOR A “SIKH JESUS” JOKE?

|| By FITSNEWS || Get on your knees, South Carolina …

S.C. governor Nikki Haley has “called our state to a day of prayer, fasting, repentance, and seeking God’s face.”  Which God’s face are we seeking?  That’s TBD.

The second-term “Republican” is inviting South Carolinians to participate in “The Response SC,” a gathering of evangelical Christians scheduled for June 13 in North Charleston, S.C.   “The Response SC” is a project of the American Renewal Project – the same group which organized a massive 2011 event in Texas featuring two-time presidential candidate Rick Perry.

According to organizers, the project is a “Holy Fast and Sacred Assembly (key words Holy, sacred, weeping, mourning, repentance).”  It is described as “multi ethnic, non denominational, multi generational” – although only evangelical Christians will be permitted to participate in the program.

“This is the time for Christians to come together to call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles, and thank Him for the blessings of freedom we so richly enjoy,” event organizers stated.

As for the governor, she “will welcome and maybe pray or give testimony.”

Interesting …

Haley grew up as a practicing Sikh but claims to have converted to the Christian faith when she married her husband Michael in 1996.  Of course her statements on matters of faith have evolved as her political career has advanced.  In fact Haley’s “conversion” has been openly mocked by Das Racist, a Brooklyn-based hip hop group with Sikh roots.

In 2012, one of Haley’s Democratic critics took heat after he referred to the governor as “Sikh Jesus.”

So … is Haley still a “secret Sikh?”

Last November, just days after her reelection, Haley broke down in tears after paying “obeisance” during her pilgrimage to the sanctum sanctorum of the Harmandar Sahib – a.k.a. the “Golden Temple” (the most sacred site in Sikhism).

Before paying obeisance, Sikhs take a holy dip in the water pond at its the marbled periphery – with the understanding this glorified bath washes away “all their bad deeds of previous births.”

Here’s some local coverage of that visit …

Obviously we don’t care who Haley prays to – or whether she subscribes to one (or more than one) religion.  That’s her business, and quite frankly she should keep it that way.  As should all politicians.

There is no Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, Muslim or atheist way to perform the core functions of government efficiently, fairly and transparently.  You either do it or you don’t.

Politicians who cloak themselves in family and faith (or in Haley’s case, faiths) typically do so because they are hiding something.  And you know what?  Maybe Haley needs two faiths after all – because she’s got plenty to hide.

During her first term as governor of South Carolina, Haley advanced a fiscally liberal agenda on taxesspendingeducation and (most notably) government-subsidized health care.  And during her second term, she appears poised to cave on the biggest fiscal issue of the year.

Those are the issues we care about … not being told to bow down to “Sikh Jesus.”

Of course this “Trikki Prayer-a-palooza” isn’t about faith … it’s about Haley positioning herself in advance of the 2016 “First in the South” presidential primary.

“The Response SC” will be held on June 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT at the North Charleston Coliseum.

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50 comments

Victorious Secret May 20, 2015 at 9:20 am

“Das Racist, a Brooklyn-based hip hop group.”

Wait….you mean Das Racist, an irrelevant group that no one has heard or cares about.

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CNSYD May 20, 2015 at 9:26 am

But they criticized Haley which makes them number one in Folks’ list of favorites.

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tick tock May 20, 2015 at 9:28 am

Haley fucked his mind up and now Bingham can take his home and business.

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You win! May 20, 2015 at 9:33 am

Not in SC, he won’t.

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kaboooom! May 20, 2015 at 9:40 am

He can move in with T-Rav and his wife and children can move in with the Haley’s and find out how a ‘normal’ family lives-without all the hate and strife.

Children deserve some form of normalcy and happiness before they grow up, don’t they?

nitrat May 20, 2015 at 9:25 am

Since Jesus actually said: ‘My kingdom is not of this world’ and ‘render unto Caesar (i.e., the government), why do these people think He is interested in their political ‘freedoms’?

Oh, Lord, please free us from the hypocrites who pray on the street corners and let us follow your teachings: “when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. ” Amen.

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Bible Thumper May 20, 2015 at 9:41 am

Matthew 5: 14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

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nitrat May 20, 2015 at 10:14 am

You’re not admitting that the Bible is something that can be interpreted to mean anything you want it to mean, are you?

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Bible Thumper May 20, 2015 at 10:16 am

A how should Matthew 5 be interpreted?

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nitrat May 20, 2015 at 10:34 am

You are trying to use 5 to refute 6 when 5 refers to ‘good works’ and 6 to ‘when you pray’ – apples to oranges.
Do you not ‘like’ 6?
Why? They can be compatible because they refer to different acts, but are they to you?

Bible Thumper May 20, 2015 at 10:43 am

Jesus was referring to people praying on the public street corners not fellow believers gathered together. There are examples of Jesus praying before crowds like when he fed the 5000. Also there are examples of Jesus praying before crowds when performing healings.

Zed May 20, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Is the modern megachurch with thousands of member in the brick & mortar church each week, telecast to millions more, not a modern version of praying on the street corner?

Bible Thumper May 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm

On a public street people have to be there. They don’t have to be in a mega church or tuned to a channel.
*** I can guess what’s coming next ***
What about Prayers at football games?
The truth is when you want people to pray in private, you’re not concerned with their following the scriptures. You are offended by public display of faith. You want Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and any other religious public behavior to vanish and their behavior to be indistinguishable from Atheists.
I want the opposite. I was curious about the Sikh faith. I would not be offended by prayers of a different faith. I guess I’m just more tolerant than you.

vomitus May 20, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Maybe so, but it shouldn’t apply to politicians.

Bible Thumper May 20, 2015 at 2:39 pm

There is this fear that Chistians can’t discern between faith and policies or that we believe electing a Christian president will save people’s souls. I would have voted for Haley if she was Sikh. I don’t start drooling if a politician starts speaking about their Christian faith. Nor do other Christians. I t is just a part of people’s life that they shouldn’t be forced to hide and should not offend others when they don’t. Try some tolerance. Tolerance is a concept developed historically mostly by Chistians, in particularly Baptists.

vomitus May 20, 2015 at 4:43 pm

I can be tolerant, when I am not being deceived or manipulated. Discernment is not anti-religion.

Bible Thumper May 20, 2015 at 9:27 am

If anyone who had the least amount of credibility or respects by the citizens of South Carolina or this nation had written this article, it’s author would have been condemned as a racists and religious bigot. That not being the case, their is not a single public official, member of media, CEO or any other well known South Carolinian who would endorse this article.

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Zed May 20, 2015 at 10:05 am

Well now. Let’s examine why that is true, shall we?

1) That photo shows Haley as a full, active participant in a Sikh religious rite, in what was obviously a photo-op for the Indian media. So God forbid it should run in America, and cast doubts on the sincerity of her conversion to Christianity.

2) Will points out that the event being ballyhooed is touted as being “non-denominational”, but can’t include anyone who is not of an evangelical Christian denomination. Sooo … what they are saying to sell it is just bullshit. Can’t endorse letting people know about that. Impedes the dupage factor.

3) Will mentions and links to accounts of several instances of Haley’s total hypocrisy on any number of issues. That’s never good, right? He needs to be shut up by legal means, or people might start realizing he’s telling the truth.

4) The people you say would not endorse it are largely a bunch of sheepish, “go along to get along” types, and if they actually spoke favorably someone who isn’t like them … oh, my, what would everyone say about them at the country club, don’t you know?

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fc May 20, 2015 at 1:23 pm

I didn’t realize Haley was the one trying to shut up Fits “by legal means” for the lies and falsehoods that have been spewed about her on Fits. That is what you posted or inferred.

In fact I don’t believe ANYBODY is using “legal means” to shut Fits at all. Does the Bingham civil lawsuit say that Fits has to shut down? I don’t think so.

TSN didn’t shut down after they lost in court (Kelley) per libel. They were just held accountable by the court for their actions and words.

Win or lose I very much doubt Fits shuts down.We live in the age in which lies,falsehoods and the art of personal destruction garners readers. My guess is he will be fine.

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fc May 20, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Thank you for the ‘upvote’.You took a real chance.That sent aka buzzman/Jed into that defensive,profane meltdown the other night.

p.s. ask him one more time why he changed his name 3x’s in the last 3 weeks….lol

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welfare check May 20, 2015 at 10:12 am

https://myspace.com/ballyhooburlesque

Haley looks better than Buz…?

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Thomas May 20, 2015 at 6:33 pm

I actually have a quote from a religious leader who objects to Haley honoring her heritage by bowing down and worshiping the deity of the Sikhs,

““I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God. . . “

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Bible Thumper May 20, 2015 at 8:56 pm

Big flaw in your quote. Although your citation comes from the highest authority, it doesn’t apply to Haley. I’m a sticker for details. Nikki Haley was not brought out of the land of Egypt. She came out of Bamburg and her family from India.

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Thomas May 21, 2015 at 11:35 am

You obviously did not read. I said I have a quote from a religious leader who objects to Haley bowing down to the Sikh deity. What is inaccurate about my statement. Ignore the first sentence of the quote if you like.

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Jonny Logic May 20, 2015 at 9:29 am

I’ve got a radical idea. How about politicians doing their job and legislating? Politicians preaching and Preachers legislating is bringing down this country worse than any outside ‘enemy’.

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TroubleBaby May 20, 2015 at 9:58 am

“Politicians preaching and Preachers legislating is bringing down this country worse than any outside ‘enemy’.”

Well, that’s the problem with your request. That’s all they know how to do.

May your chains rest lightly on you and your plea for our masters competency actually come to fruition after thousands of years of similar requests across multiple nations & times.

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shifty henry May 20, 2015 at 11:15 am

What our great-granddads were laughing about—-
————————————————

(1) “All these folks for me?” “No, those are
candidates, friend.”

(2) “My father was just itching for a political office.”
“Did he get over it?”
“Yep. They scratched him at the polls.”

(3) “My father was a great politician in his day.”
“Oh, yeah, what did he run for?”
“The state line!”

(4) A politician was complaining to his neighbor about the news organizations lack of coverage of his speeches. “It’s
a complete conspiracy of silence against me, I tell you, a complete conspiracy of silence. What should I do about
it?” His neighbor replied, “Join it!”

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shifty henry May 20, 2015 at 11:23 am

Religious Shit
———————

Taoism – Shit happens.

Buddhism – If shit happens, it’s not really shit.

Islam – If shit happens, it’s the will of Allah.

Protestantism – Shit happens because you don’t work hard enough.

Judaism – Why does this shit always happen to us?

Hinduism – This shit happened before.

Catholicism – Shit happens because you’re bad.

Hare Krishna – Shit happens rama rama.

T.V. Evangelism – Send more shit.

Atheism – No shit.

Jehova’s Witness – Knock knock, shit happens.

Hedonism – There’s nothing like a good shit happening.

Christian Science – Shit happens in your mind.

Agnosticism – Maybe shit happens, maybe it doesn’t.

Rastafarianism – Let’s smoke this shit.

Existentialism – What is shit anyway?

Stoicism – This shit doesn’t bother me.

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easterndumbfuckistan May 20, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Baptists – Who took a shit in the pool?

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RogueElephant May 20, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Shifty Henry is living proof that shit happens. LOL +10

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shifty henry May 20, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Yes, truly I am a survivor, and history proves it…..

ted May 20, 2015 at 4:38 pm

You do know that Sikhs praise Allah. Right?

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shifty henry May 20, 2015 at 11:25 am

A monk his entire adult life, Brother Andrew was responsible
for training new scribes in the art of copying by hand — word for word — the holy writs. One day an eager new scribe, Brother Jonathan, asked if anyone had ever made a mistake. “Oh no,” said Brother Andrew. “These words have always been correctly copied from generation to generation.”
Skeptical, Brother Jonathan asked Brother Andrew how he knew. “My son,” said Brother Andrew as he shuffled off toward the monastery’s library, “let me get you the first volume ever written, and you will see that it is just as correct today as it was then. “Many hours passed. Finally Brother Jonathan decided he had better check on the elderly monk. At the library, he spotted Brother Andrew sitting alone in a candle-lit corner, tears running down his wrinkled cheeks. “What’s the matter?” Brother Jonathan asked. “I can’t believe it,” Brother Andrew responded, his voice quivering with emotion. “The word is celebrate.
Cel-e-BRATE!

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Rocky May 20, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Like

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Bill Brasky May 20, 2015 at 11:06 am

Not to mention state legislators who are also “pastors” like Darrell Jackson. Anyone who says that they don’t use their pulpit (literally) to campaign (as barred by state tax laws) is in denial. It’s sickening.

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TroubleBaby May 20, 2015 at 9:44 am

“Which God’s face are we seeking? ”

Why, the Many-Faced God of course! (HT to Game of Thrones)

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Melisandre May 20, 2015 at 9:50 am

There are no gods but R’hllor and the Other, whose name may not be said.

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Zed May 20, 2015 at 9:46 am

So I’m gonna assume that kissing and making up, between Will and Nikki, is just not in the cards.

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fc May 20, 2015 at 9:48 am

She looks like she’s an ISIS member praying to her Muslim god Allah! She hates America! Oh my!!!

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welfare check May 20, 2015 at 9:51 am

Clean the house bitch and put some food in the fridge.

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fc May 20, 2015 at 9:52 am

Muslim Haley is helping her ISIS buddies conquer America! She’s going to bring Sharia law to South Carolina! She is in tight with Walmart who is already adopting Sharia law, just ask Allen West. You liberals just love to protect those Muslims! LMAO!!! LMAO!!!

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Zed May 20, 2015 at 9:48 am

Why does that bunch of sanctimonious dipshits not just go ahead and call themselves what they are? They are theocrats, plain and simple. They need to own it. Embrace it. Pass it through their small intestines. Just put it right out there for all the world to see. But that would require honesty on their part — so it’ll never happen.

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vomitus May 20, 2015 at 2:20 pm

They aren’t theocrats. The Ayatollah doesn’t rule here
and have the ultimate say in all matters. They are just hypocrites using their “religion” for image management. Public piety demonstrated by politicians for the consumption of their constituents, whether Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, or Muslim, is all theater.

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Just Another Guy May 20, 2015 at 9:50 am

Getting on her knees sounds like a natural position for Nikki

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Manray9 May 20, 2015 at 11:08 am

Nikki’s just another politician exploiting the credulous — be they Christians, Sikhs or whatever.

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easterndumbfuckistan May 20, 2015 at 12:57 pm

SIKH and ye shall find.

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shifty henry May 20, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Q: Why are politicians proof of reincarnation?
A: You just can’t get that screwed up in one lifetime.
——–
Q.What did the sign in the monastery searching for new monks say?
A. Inquire within
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Two men meet on the street. One asks the other: “Hi, how are you?”

The other ones replies: “I’m fine, thanks.” “And how’s your son? Has he found any employment?”

“Well,yes, in a way. He became a monk and he is
meditating now.”

“Meditating? What’s that?”

“I don’t know. But it’s better than sitting around and doing
nothing!”

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staffer May 20, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Isn’t it true that Michael is the one who converted? Google Nikki Haley relatives amritsar. The site with the photo of Michael in his turban is demoitix.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 20, 2015 at 7:14 pm

Will they be drawing cartoons at this event?

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