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Default Re: Iowa Democrats Pray for Abortion Rights

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My point is clearly that by the standard you previously espoused, EVERY PREACHER would be considered fringe.
When every preacher starts saying the nutty things he does he does, then sure. That doesn't happen though, so no.

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I know compared to the vast majority of other Christian congregations, it's much larger.
You don't generate those levels of $$$ millions without a significant following.
Chicken-before-the-egg thing. Robertson made his millions back in the 70s and early 80s. He can still buy exposure; that doesn't mean many people generally let themselves be influenced by him. You're confusing "having a following" with the fact he can afford PR and exposure.

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Do you consider him "fringe" because he doesn't match your belief system
No, because he does't match MOST peoples' belief systems. What you're doing is like trying to indicate that Louis Farrakhan is mainstream simply because he has SOME following. No, he's not mainstream at all; he just has a lot of exposure for various reasons (mainly because the media likes a freak show sometimes.)
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