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Anyone else think this could go down as one of the most embarrasing Senate Campaigns, in recent memory?

 

 

MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris told a religious journal that separation of church and state is "a lie" and God and the nation's founding fathers did not intend the country be "a nation of secular laws."

 

The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate also said that if Christians are not elected, politicians will "legislate sin," including abortion and gay marriage.

 

Harris made the comments -- which she clarified Saturday -- in the Florida Baptist Witness, the weekly journal of the Florida Baptist State Convention, which interviewed political candidates and asked them about religion and their positions on issues.

 

Separation of church and state is "a lie we have been told," Harris said in the interview, published Thursday, saying separating religion and politics is "wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers."

 

Electing non-Christians a 'legislative sin'

"If you're not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin," Harris said.

 

Her comments drew criticism, including some from fellow Republicans who called them offensive and not representative of the party.

 

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, who is Jewish, told the Orlando Sentinel that she was "disgusted" by the comments.

 

Harris' campaign released a statement Saturday saying she had been "speaking to a Christian audience, addressing a common misperception that people of faith should not be actively involved in government."

 

The comments reflected "her deep grounding in Judeo-Christian values," the statement said, adding that Harris had previously supported pro-Israel legislation and legislation recognizing the Holocaust.

 

Harris' opponents in the GOP primary also gave interviews to the Florida Baptist Witness but made more general statements on their faith.

 

Harris, 49, faced widespread criticism for her role overseeing the 2000 presidential recount as Florida's secretary of state.

 

State GOP leaders -- including Gov. Jeb Bush -- don't think she can win against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in November. Fundraising has lagged, frustrated campaign workers have defected in droves and the issues have been overshadowed by news of her dealings with a corrupt defense contractor who gave her $32,000 in illegal campaign contributions.

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was going to post that one too, but it's not like Katherine Harris is even newsworthy.

 

what a dumb hag.

 

just go away already Katherine.

 

 

 

that pic looks like a girlyman or a man in disguise.

 

Saying she looks like a drag queen is an insult to drag queens everywhere.

 

 

 

She gives me the jibblies.

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was going to post that one too, but it's not like Katherine Harris is even newsworthy.

 

what a dumb hag.

 

just go away already Katherine.

 

 

 

that pic looks like a girlyman or a man in disguise.

 

Saying she looks like a drag queen is an insult to drag queens everywhere.

 

 

 

She gives me the jibblies.

She has an adam's apple.

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never fully understood the rationale for her candidacy because as current poll numbers suggest the myth of her invincibility in a primary is just that amyth . The only thing that will save her is she has 3 relatively unknown candidates that will splinter the non Harris vote . If only one republican candidate was in the race i suspect Harris would lose.

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