MIAMI (AP) — A reverend who introduced Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist during a breakfast with other pastors Monday said the Lord came to him in a dream two years ago and told him Crist would be the state’s next governor.
The Rev. O’Neal Dozier said that before the dream he did not know Crist, nor had Crist made known his plans to run for governor.
“The Lord Jesus spoke to me and he said ‘There’s something I want you to know,'” said Dozier, pastor of the Worldwide Christian Center in Pompano Beach. “‘Charlie Crist will be the next governor of the state of Florida.'”
Since then, Dozier has spent time with Crist and talked with him at length about policy. He told the group that Crist would be uncompromising in his Christian faith.
“I introduce to you, as the Lord Jesus has said, the next governor of the state of Florida, Charlie Crist,” Dozier said.
Crist’s first words were, “Well, as they say, the praise doesn’t get any higher.”
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher, who is opposing Crist in the primary, wouldn’t comment on the remarks after the event.
Yeah, I’ll bet Tom had nothing to say; that’s a tough act to follow.
Not all evangelicals are nutsy-cuckoo (see below), but it certainly does make you wonder what they’re putting in the sacramental grape juice at some churches. Maybe it’s Kool-Aid. Anyway, I’m not sure that Charlie Crist needs the Lord’s blessing to become the next governor of Florida; in our elections, we have our own way of fixing the results without divine intervention.