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McCollum gets sermon on how to 'be nice'


Bill McCollum brought the right person to First Baptist Church in Jacksonville this morning: former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee.

The 2012 White House hopeful received a whooping (for church) standing ovation and pastor Mac Brunson, a person friend, brought him to the stage to share a few words. (By contrast, McCollum received just polite applause when he was introduced.) In his brief remarks, Huckabee didn't mention McCollum but the connection likely stuck.

The lesson of the sermon, however, did not. Brunson spoke about the hurtfulness of criticism and attacks on character. “Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth,” he urged those gathered at the mega-church, citing Ephesians 4:29. “Be nice!”

Moments later, McCollum – and Huckabee, less so – went back on the attack a rally at a GOP office. McCollum scolded rival Rick Scott for trying to buy the election and lying about his own record.

Asked about the sermon, McCollum said he saw it differently. "I was thinking about the words that were going on at the beginning, the words that hurt people, that you shouldn't take words out of context and distort what people say,” McCollum said. “I thought about Rick Scott's first television ad about the Arizona immigration law. He just lifted my words out of context.” (PolitiFact found McCollum flipped on the issue, as Scott suggested.)

As for the attacks, McCollum said “all I'm doing is telling people what I've told people all along: there's a difference between Rick Scott and me.”

The church service nearly drew a Tallahassee quorum. Those in attendance: future Senate President Mike Haridopolos; Sens. John Thrasher and Steven Wise; Reps. Adam Hasner, the majority leader, and Leonard Bembry; and attorney general candidate, Holly Benson.


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Denny R. Wood

McCullum is a bigot. He does not have restrooms on any floors in the capitol where he works that people in wheelchairs can use. His "nice" sermon falls on deaf ears as he is an ADA violator of the worst type. Scott failed to roast him for the ADA violations. Scott will lose the election for letting McCullum and other cabinet members get away with no exposure. People with disabilities account for 20% of the voting population and Scott did not reach out to us. We thank Scott for his financial contribution to the Florida economy, but no thanks for exposing another ADA violatore. www.dennywood.net

George Fuller

McCullom Ready For Illegal immigration Fight!

GREAT!........But which side is he on in the battle? Perhaps I can clarify it for you.

A few names have been mentioned as possible running mates for McCullom so that should help in determining which side of the fence (no pun intended) he is on regarding illegal immigration.

Possible running partners mentioned are Julio Robaina, Juan Planas, Antiere Flores and J. Alex Villalobos.

All of the above named have something in common and do you know what it is?

No, that would be racial profiling.

The common link is actually the 2009 legislative session.

Representative Schenck introduced HB 567 that would prohibit sanctuary cities in Florida. It is amazing someone who takes an oath of office to protect and defend the citizens could and would support sanctuary cities.

Led by Rep. Zapata and Rep. Rivera, Robaina, Planas and Flores along with 6 other reps. attacked HB 567 with amendments not once, not twice but three times to kill it. The bill died in committee and these supporters of sanctuary cities won. By killing bills in committee opponents avoid a vote on the floor exposing their position.

Meanwhile in the Senate, Atwater assigned SB 1532 sponsored by Senator Storms, a companion bill to HB 567, to a committee chaired by a democrat Senator Aronberg. Storms tried to no avail to get the bill heard in committee and Aronberg refused. Finally in frustration requested the bill be moved to another committee and Aronberg finally agreed. The catch is Storms had to get Villalobos, Chair of the Rules Committee, to call it up to get it moved. I'm sure by now you know Villalobos let the bill die in his committee.

Robaina, Planas, Flores and Villalobos are all mentioned as possible Lt. Governor running mates.

Now, do you have a better idea which side of the fence McCullom is on regarding supporting or opposing illegal immigration?

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John Frank, the reporter for this Naked Truth article is wrong. McCollum supported the 2nd Arizona law, not the first. Matter of fact, McCollum was one of the first to join in support of Arizona in the federal lawsuit brought on by henchman Holder.

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