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and Author Garrison Keillor Wants To Take Voting Privileges Away from
Born Again Christians-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor The eRumor quotes NPR radio host
Garrison Keillor as saying that he, as a Democrat, feels that
born-again Christians should not be allowed to vote and that he is
the national chairman of a campaign to pass a constitutional
amendment to take the right to vote away from them.
The eRumor correctly states that the
report is from WorldNetDaily.com, but neglects to say that the
comments by Kieller were also described as part of a humorous speech
he made in Chicago and his comments were met with laughter.
He is a well-known humorist and his remarks were not announcing a
real effort for a constitutional amendment.
Whoever wrote this eRumor picked what he or she wanted out of the
story and spread it as though it were a serious announcement.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
National Public Radio (NPR) host Garrison Keillor, an
outspoken Democrat, voiced his reaction to the re-election
of President Bush recently by telling both live and radio
audiences that born-again Christians should not be allowed
to vote, WorldNetDaily.com reported.
Keillor, know best for hosting the popular NPR show
Prairie Home Companion," unabashedly mocked the Christian
vote, comparing it to allowing those from another country
to have a say in political matters.
"I am now the chairman of a national campaign to
constitutional amendment to take the right to vote away
from born-again Christian," he said. "Just a little
project of mine. My feeling is that born-again people are
citizens of heaven . . . not here among us in America."
One visitor posting to FreeRepublic.com summed it up
"Replace 'born-again' with 'black people' and Keillor
should get a sense of the depths of his bigotry."
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