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Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle: ‘We are a nation that has killed our children’

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Thursday, October 28, 2010 8:22 EDT
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Also attacks legal divorce

Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle is in hot water again, this time for remarks she made to a church crowd Oct. 1.

In her speech (audio of which appears below), Angle also appears to have “confessed” that the United States had gone astray by allowing entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare, while also bemoaning divorce.

She called America “a nation who has killed our children” and one that has “allowed divorce,” suggesting that legal divorce is a no-no.

“I confess that we are a nation who has killed our children,” Angle said, according to a tape posted to the web by the Democratic National Committee. “I confess that we are a nation who has walked away from the family and allowed divorce, even among our ranks. We have walked away from the biblical definition of marriage: one man, one woman, the two become one flesh.”

“We as a nation have been walking away from our constitutional freedom and relying on government instead to take care of the widow and the orphan,” Angle continued. “Isn’t that what he says, true religion and undefiled before God is that you care for the widow and the orphan? Isn’t that the poor and needy among us? And yet we’re saying, ‘Well, the government, we have all these programs now. Aid for Families with Dependent Children and Medicare and Social Security.’ That’s fine, but isn’t it we that should be thinking about this, isn’t it us that should be caring in our community for those that the Lord has called us to? Didn’t he say you honor him, you love him if you’ve cared for these the least among you? So we do have a lot of wicked ways that we can confess as a church, and I think that’s what he’s calling us to now.”

Angle’s spokesperson, responding to the remarks being highlighted online at Politico, said she wasn’t singling out Social Security as “wicked.”

“There’s nothing in that [statement] calling entitlement programs ‘wicked,’” Angle spokesman Jarrod Agen said. Rather, he maintained the remarks posit “that the programs are fine, but we should be caring for our community,” Agen said. “Go to any church in America and you’ll hear a sentiment like that.”

“Any leaked ‘secret recordings’ at this point in the campaign are highly suspect and very desperate,” he added.

 
 
 
 
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