From CBS News:
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., says that she prayed to God about whether or not to run for political office and that those prayers provided her with a “sense from God” of “assurance about the direction” she was taking.
In a Sunday morning appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Bachmann – who will formally announce her presidential campaign in Iowa on Monday – responded to questions about statements she has made in the past that God “called me to run for the United States Congress.”
“I am a Christian, as is my husband. I became a Christian when I was 16 years old. I gave my heart to Jesus Christ,” Bachmann told CBS’ Bob Schieffer. “Since that time, I’ve been a person of prayer. And so when I pray, I pray believing that God will speak to me and give me an answer to that prayer.
Did you ask him about the Botox, too?
Original painting (St. Catherine by Raphael Sanzio da Urbino)
Bachmann says she asked God about running for political office.
“Did God tell you He wanted you to run for the Minnesota State Senate, or something like that?” Schieffer asked.
“I prayed about that, as well,” Bachmann said. “And that’s really what that means. It means that I have a sense of assurance about the direction I think that God is speaking into my heart that I should go.”
Bachmann also reiterated her opposition to same-sex marriage, noting that “I stand for the proposition that marriage is between a man and a woman.”…snip…
When asked specifically whether, as President of the United States, she would decline to nominate a judge because he or she supported same-sex marriage, Bachmann was indirect.
“I want people who are for the Constitution,” she said. “That’s my litmus test. I want judges who are committed to the fidelity of the Constitution… and not acting outside the bounds of Article Three,” which establishes the judicial branch of the federal government.
When asked point blank if she thought homosexuality was a choice, Bachmann said she was not “running to be anyone’s judge.”
No, she’s running to be the national evangelist-in-chief.