Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on.
Leftist filmmaker Michael Moore joked about Jesus Christ being a homosexual while speaking at Georgetown University. The Washington Blade, a Washington-based gay newspaper, reported: “Moore, who was raised Catholic, used Christian themes throughout his speech. At one point he joked that Jesus was gay. “You know those 12 men Jesus was always hanging out with? Mhm,” he said to laughter.” Blogger Matt Archbold notes that Georgetown University’s Lecture Fund responded to the event by saying: “Thanks for coming to our Michael Moore event at Gaston Hall. The Lecture Fund hopes that everyone found the dialogue interesting and thought provoking.” Unreal. http://cvote.to/55
The story just won’t die. A GOP insider emails conservative writer Matt Lewis saying that big potential donors to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “have been told to prepare to go to Trenton this Thursday” to stand with the Governor in case he has a big announcement. What do you think? Is Christie running? http://cvote.to/53
In reaction to Florida’s decision to set their presidential primary on January 31, South Carolina has now moved their primary up to January 21. New Hampshire is waiting on Nevada to set its caucuses before setting a date. And naturally, Iowa is waiting on New Hampshire. What madness. Thanks, Florida! http://cvote.to/54
Other articles of interest:
There’s an international adoption ministry for children with Down Syndrome. http://cvote.to/56
A great profile of Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz by Gannett News Service. Kurtz is VP of the US Bishops Conference. http://cvote.to/57
No joke: Clinton confidant Terry McAuliffe tried to persuade the famed “Obama girl” to switch over to the Hillary camp during the 2008 campaign. http://cvote.to/58