Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Rokita May Have Some Explaining To Do
Secretary of State Todd Rokita attended "Christian Citizenship Sunday" put on by Chad Carter, Pastor of Family Harvest Church, November 2, 2008. Carter's message attacks gay marriage as a "perversion" and he also appears to be staunchly anti-abortion. Rokita is mentioned about the 6:52 mark and is shown heading for the door at about the 7:04 mark of the video.
Do you think Congressional candidate Rokita will have something to explain on this one? I mean, Republicans made a campaign issue out of Jeremiah Wright's views as President Obama's personal Pastor, and he wasn't even seen in the sanctuary when anything controversial was being said. In the interest of fairness, there is no evidence that Rokita is a member of this church or a disciple of Pastor Carter's.
On Myspace, there are pictures of Rokita in the crowd worshipping as well as this one where Pastor Carter appears to be "healing" a woman. Rokita is on the far left of the picture behind Pastor Carter's wife.
I will say that the church's website has a spot for Secretary Rokita's endorsement of the church. There is no quote from Rokita, but it does say that he "addressed the Family Harvest Church on Pastor Carter's first Christian Citizenship Sunday just two days before the historic presidential election of November 2008."
Rokita isn't running for President, but these are all federal issues he will now be asked to comment on. Merely being in the room while Carter attacked gays and abortion doesn't mean that Rokita agreed with him...but it at least makes you wonder.