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Identifies himself as Episcopalian but attends a Baptist mega-church with his family, where the pastor has judged him “not a biblically versed, mature Christian.”
His pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, known for militant screeds against the “United States of White America,” has met with Qaddafi and Farrakhan. “When [Barack’s] enemies find out,” Wright has predicted, “his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell.”
As a Mormon, believes that Jesus will return to Jackson, Missouri. Says he “can’t imagine anything more awful than polygamy,” though Great-Great Granddad had 12 wives, and Great Grandpa fled to Mexico to establish a plural marriage colony.
“Jesus would be disappointed in our ignoring those around us who are suffering [as we] focus on our own selfish short-term needs,” says the man who charged a public university $55,000 last year to give a speech entitled “Poverty, the Great Moral Issue Facing America.”
Decided against entering the priesthood as a young man because of the celibacy requirement. Married a cousin, then cheated on and divorced his second wife. The priest who married him says he will deny him Communion if he ever returns to his church.
An agnostic in college, now professes a return to her Christian faith, but passed up a key enlightenment opportunity when she told a spiritual guru who facilitated her “conversations” with Eleanor Roosevelt and Gandhi that she didn’t want a séance with Jesus.
His Church of Christ religion was widely thought to be a cult after a high-profile murder focused attention on its strict conservatism. Prominent evangelist James Dobson has accused Thompson of straying from the flock: “I don’t think he’s a Christian.”