Tom Leppert and Jesus Christ -- Why, Why, It's Like Looking at Twins!

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C'mon, Tom, show us the part where you walk on water.
Oh, oh, oh -- now I get it. All this time former Mayor Tom Leppert sure seemed to be just a stinking hypocrite, a back-stabbing, forked-tongue phony who turned all anti-gay and old-time religious-y after leaving office and deciding to run for Senate as a Republican.

But no, ol' Tom isn't just some sleazy panderer, the sort of low-life who, as mayor, appeared in two Dallas gay pride parades, employed a gay chief of staff and sought political support from the LGBT community -- then came out against gay marriage or civil unions and sent out a tweet last year condemning the Obama administration's decision not to defend the homophobic "Defense of Marriage Act" in court.

Well, he did do all those things, but that doesn't mean he's a hypocrite. No, indeedy, because the Baptist-joining, gay-agenda-fighting Tom was always the real Tom. Turns out that when Leppert was meeting and parading with all those gay folk, he was just doing what Jesus would have done -- if Jesus were some sort of tin-horn politician.

Attacked over the weekend by his Republican Senate opponent Ted Cruz for being insufficiently anti-gay, Leppert explained that he was simply parading in Christ's footsteps. "Jesus engaged every single group when he was here on earth and I did too," Leppert said. "And what wasn't told is all the different times that I talked about my faith and went out there and every single person in this city understood exactly where I stood."

Sure, that makes sense.

When Leppert served on the board of Washington Mutual before it went belly up, he obviously was there -- like Jesus -- to condemn the corrupt money changers in the temple. And just like Jesus was willing to walk among the lepers, the lame, the blind and the whores, Tom was willing to march with the gay folk. Why, I bet that if there had been some livestock handy, Tom would have reached into those gays and cast the gay-itude right out, like Jesus did when he yanked the demons out of that possessed guy and cast them into pigs. Unfortunately there weren't any swine present at the gay pride parades.

Well, there was one there, but you can only ask your mayor to sacrifice so much.

In any case, we now knows that we were wrong. Tom Leppert is not two-faced. He's Christlike. That explains all the time he spent dividing up the city's bread among the Trinity River toll-road building crowd.


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Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

WHy is it every time I see a picture of Tom I think, "why there's Uriah Heep!"

kaiso
kaiso

Will somebody please tell me what the video is about because I have Time Warner and it's not coming up!  

Mister_Mean
Mister_Mean

Re Tom and the other Republicans: You can shine your shoes and wear a suitYou can comb your hair and look quite cuteYou can hid your face behind a smileOne thing you can’t hide-is when your crippled inside. John Lennon

Justin Julian
Justin Julian

Terrible, bigoted 'story'. One of the worst pieces of hate-filled bigoted tripe I've ever seen. SHAME on the Obs editors for allowing such a thing on the site.

I know first-hand that Leppert's faith isn't some new and shiny thing.  I'm not going to bother getting into that story, because the hateful, ignorant asshat who wrote this won't care.  Suffice it to say that there is absolutely such a thing as loving someone and not supporting their causes as a matter of public policy.  This writer calls prey to the standard modern take on the word 'support', where 'support' means do EVERYTHING someone wants and back them in every single effort they engage in, or you HATE them.  He, and others like him, sound like a whiny, spoiled adolescent who wants a car for their birthday or their parents don't LOVE THEM AT ALL.  

You can love homosexuals and not back gay marriage.  Hey, and you can also write a NEWS PIECE about a political candidate (even an editorial) without engaging in the lowest form of anti-Christian hateful sewage, like this piece.  

ItchyJack
ItchyJack

Oh, I can't wait to find out what Christ Sermon Tom and the other 'religiously proper' (HA!) Texas Republicans bastardize after it is finally revealed that their boy Perry likes to sneak up on rent boys bent over a bed in a darkened room, do the deed and back out without saying a word; while his taxpayer funded security crew watches, likely with tools in hand, from afar?

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

his ability to walk on floodwater might be causing some confusion here

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

When a man states he is "walking in christs footsteps" I find that blasphemous as a believer, its why many republicans seem to lack what I call the "morality gene" in their makeup..

Texaspainter
Texaspainter

oh Jesus.... I mean oh god...shit, I mean holy shit, shit, I mean what the hell

Edward
Edward

"So, are you lying now or lying then?"

Downtown_worker
Downtown_worker

I wonder what his boyfriend Robert Jeffries has to say about this.

Wylie H.
Wylie H.

Wow-- that's some video!  Tom Leppert seems like he's becoming even more unhinged.

Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

His faith might not be new and shiny, but neither is his hypocrisy. 

John_McKee
John_McKee

Well, this isn't just about gay marriage, it is also about civil unions. It's one thing to be opposed to gay marriage, it can just mean you are ignorant but to oppose civil unions means you think that gays should be treated as second class citizens in our secular government.

But yes, I feel very loved by Christians. So loved that the Christians in the Texas Republican party platform includes a plank calling for the recriminalization of homosexuality. I feel so very loved, I bet the slaves just felt loved to when the pastors and their flock were thumping their bibles pointing out that the bible endorses slavery. Or loved when the pastors and their flock were thumping their bibles saying that there should be segregation because God called for it. I bet the interracial couples that wanted to get married felt very loved when the pastors and their flock were thumping their bibles saying it was an affront to God. I bet the women felt very loved when they couldn't own property or vote because Christians loved them so much that the bible said they were lesser than men and they were going to enforce it.

Let's face it, Christians really don't have the best track record on moral judgements when it comes to government. The majority of them have been wrong on a lot of issues, very, very wrong on even simple things like owning other people. A lot of them are wrong on this too.

Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

The difference between a Cult or Religion 2000 years .

I would love to travel back BCE/CE  to See and hear what the folks at the Jerusalem Temples  thought  about followers of the WAY when they  came in with the Risen from the Dead story .

Sorry but that's just me .

Albert
Albert

The left has very strict parameters.

Towski
Towski

If this little snippet is one of the worst pieces of hate-filled bigoted tripe you've ever seen, you've been living under an impressively sized rock.

scottindallas
scottindallas

if he's a man of faith, then he's incompetent, and or wholly impotent as an executive.  What did he preside over at WaMu?  Did he lie, or was he too stupid to know that the bank was bankrupt? 

DoubleOJoe
DoubleOJoe

Religion is the last refuge of the scoundrel.

Justin Julian
Justin Julian

You must not be a Christian.  Look up the definition of the word.

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

If Jeffress and Leppert were to fuck (if they haven't already) ...who would top who?

jfpo
jfpo

A thin skin and persecution complex are very common traits with today's American Christian.

ItchyJack
ItchyJack

No real source - just rumors.

e-bookHead Figure Head: The Search for the Hidden Life of Rick Perry - compiled by Glen Maxey (former legislator with an ax to grind and whom apparently has his own gay hustler history) and unnamed reporter.

 

It's all generally anonymous.

Likely nothing there - but one can dream...

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

...and you sir are not acting as one when writing comments such as yours. I suggest looking at the mans actions in this situation. Tom Leppert lacks ethics, so do many of the republicon$ running today. I take serious issue with them using the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and Christianity as a bully pulpit or shield for their political actions, no matter the party. When folks do things of this nature to gain votes or favor, they're no better than the Pharisees in my book..

scottindallas
scottindallas

if they're on TV there's a fair chance they aren't.  If they're rich there's a fair chance they aren't.  If they proclaim for all to see, those aren't the favored according to the foot-print maker.

scottindallas
scottindallas

lep seemed to really enjoy fucking the city, so maybe there's more a top there than appearances would suggest--you know those are always the freakiest ones!

Downtown_worker
Downtown_worker

They must rock-paper-scissors for who gets to bottom. As consolation, the top gets to gargle a mouthful of Santorum.

scottindallas
scottindallas

and Lep doesn't clean up his messes, judging from his CV

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