Lying for Jesus: Proclamation Edition

Doesn’t this come under the heading of “Bearing false witness“?

The circus sideshow led by Sally Kern in Oklahoma gets more ridiculous by the day. Now a Baptist publication was caught red handed printing a copy of Kern’s morality proclamation along with faked signatures from other government officials as though they were endorsing that proclamation.

Now, a new controversy has taken center stage involving The Baptist Messenger, a weekly paper with about 68,000 subscribers put out by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. The publication reprinted the proclamation in its July 16 edition, complete with state seal and a signature by Governor Brad Henry and Secretary of State Susan Savage.

“It is not anything that the state is sponsoring, so to see it on such an official document that we filed is really surprising,” Savage said.

But given the situation in Oklahoma, these elected officials are soft-peddling what happened here:

Savage’s office has to verify the governor’s signature on all proclamations and affix the seal. Savage believes the paper took another proclamation signed on July 2 and merged the bottom half with the Kern proclamation.

“I think it’s unfortunate especially when it’s something that’s potentially controversial to have there be any misrepresentation of the state’s official position on it,” Savage said.

Well, I’m sure they didn’t see anything wrong with misrepresenting the government for the Lord. Not until they got caught playing with Photoshop, anyway.


Lying for Jesus: Proclamation Edition

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    Er, wouldn't faking an official state seal and a government official's signature on a document be kind of … REALLY illegal, like go to jail major bigtime illegal? Or can I just stick state seals wherever I like?

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