Florida Mayoral Candidate Claims Jesus Endorsement, Finishes Last

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A North Miami, Fla. woman fell short in her mayoral bid on Tuesday, despite claiming a heavenly endorsement.

In a campaign poster (shown below), Anna Pierre said that she had been endorsed by Jesus Christ. Results from the North Miami mayoral election showed that Pierre notched only 56 votes, finishing last in a seven candidate field.

 

Written By: Tom Kludt
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  1. When Anna Pierre made the claim at her campaign rally that she had been “endorsed by Jesus Christ,” an incredulous crowd immediately begged the question: when; where; how; what time; where’s the evidence?

    Moved by this show of healthy skepticism, a team of local investigative journalists responsibly took it upon themselves to discover the truth, or otherwise, of Pierre’s claim.

    As pressure mounted on the candidate’s campaign team over the following days to clarify or retract the “endorsement,” and following a damning article in the “Miami Herald” challenging the veracity of the claim, the people of North Miami responded at the polls: they abandoned Pierre in droves. She received 56 votes and placed last.

    “North Miamians aren’t fools, you know. Most of us know the difference between what is probable and what is so improbable as to be considered, for all practical purposes, impossible,” said a would-have-been Pierre voter.

    (So much for alternative/skeptical universes.)

  2. I’m going to give Ms Pierre the benefit of the doubt and assume that she really cared about local health care and education, and wanted to improve it in a way that we can largely agree with (ie, not supporting quack medicine or teaching creationism in science class for example). But by making this ridiculous claim, which her electorate obviously saw for the BS it was, she has prevented all that. Pathetic.

    And who knows, maybe jebus really did want her to be mayor of North Miami? But he couldn’t even arrange that. Omnipotence indeed! Double pathetic.

    Finally, why should anyone care about the opinions of a first century jewish carpenter to matters like public healthcare, education, city planning, transport, taxation and a hundred other things of public concern? He would have known absolutely nothing about these issues. Triple pathetic.

    Here endeth the lesson.

  3. The Jesus claim was clearly stupid, but I have no problem with someone who has spent her life practicing medicine professionally standing on a platform of free healthcare for the uninsured.

    The proportion of Americans classified as “poor”, at about 46%, is higher than almost any other OECD country. The health outcomes for America on key indicators such as infant mortality are amongst the worst in the OECD (though I am sure the results are just fine for “rich” Americans). America is pretty much the only developed nation on earth not to provide universal healthcare. Taxes in America would have to increase by around 50% to reach the OECD average. These facts may well be connected.

    The fact that she only got 56 votes is in many ways profoundly depressing.

    • In reply to #6 by Stevehill:

      … The fact that she only got 56 votes is in many ways profoundly depressing.

      The fact she got as many as 56 votes is frankly amazing after such a blatantly ludicrous piece of electioneering.

      The fact she felt the rest of her policies were so unlikely to win votes that she had to do that in order to be elected says a great deal both about her policies and about her.

      The fact that the electorate said no to egomania, is greatly to their credit

  4. In January 1987, during a fundraising drive, Oral Roberts announced to a television audience that unless he raised $8 million by that March, God would “call him home.” Some were fearful that he was referring to suicide, given the impassioned pleas and tears that accompanied his statement. He raised $9.1 million. Later that year, he announced that God had raised the dead through Roberts’ ministry.

    Anna Pierre’s claims are pretty tame compared with those of this master con man.

    • In reply to #7 by Roedy:

      In January 1987, during a fundraising drive, Oral Roberts announced to a television audience that unless he raised $8 million by that March, God would “call him home.” Some were fearful that he was referring to suicide, given the impassioned pleas and tears that accompanied his statement. He raised…

      Is “Suk Sou Bonbon” something to do with Oral Roberts?

  5. Shades of David Icke.

    It seems to be perfectly acceptable to believe in Jesus and say you have invited him into your life and that you have conversations with him and you have seen the living god and all that rot. But you dare to claim some special and unique relationship with him publicly and you get yerself crucified. Personally I can’t see the difference, one is as preposterous as the other but the great all knowing public clearly draw a line in the sand when it comes to claims that imply the grace is only for you and they can’t share it.

  6. So I guess that means the voters of North Miami do not endorse Jesus Christ?

    A cynical attempt to lure religious voters perhaps? Anyway, the arrogance and conceit of this is overwhelming.

  7. BwahHaHAHAhA!!! Looks like the kind of joke ad you might see on the Real Time With Bill Maher talk show. Just when you think you’ve seen the dumbest of the dumb, somebody comes along and sets a new record in stupidity.

  8. Dude, I want to be Rip Van Winkle in the worse way. My luck things would be ten times worse when I woke up. But Thank You, Jesus for not letting this insane person be any sort of political leader. She couldn’t even get elected up here in the bible belt, for dog catcher.

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