Michele Bachmann tells CBN if we trust in God, we’ll see miracles (video)
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CBN News- September 22, 2011
Republican presidential hopeful, Michele Bachman spoke with CBN News analyst, David Brody regarding her faith in God, belief in Jesus Christ and referred to herself as a “Teavangelical.” She stated, “If we trust in God, we can see miracles in our country.” The remarks were made during an exclusive interview with Brody at the Faith and Freedom Coalition event that toop place in Orlando, Florida. Bachmann also spoke about Gideon’s Army, stating that it takes a few people to make worldwide change.
David Brody commented, “You’re a Tea Party member. You’re an evangelical. I like to call them “Teavangelicals.” Are you a teavangelical? And tell me about Gideon’s army out there.”
Bachmann replied, “Well, I absolutely am, because I believe that we are taxed enough already. Government shouldn’t spend more money than what it takes in. We should follow the constitution, and I’m a believer in Jesus Christ so I think that makes me a Teavangelical.
“What I talked about out here is Gideon’s army meaning literally, it takes very few people to change the world and we have a committed group of people here today in Florida and they are enough. We need to consider that it doesn’t take that many, if we put our influence on the line and we trust in God, we can see miracles in our country.”
The remarks follow a public gaffe that may prove to be troublesome for her campaign. During a CNN Tea Party debate, held in Tampa, Florida, Bachmann spoke about the HPV vaccine and said, “I will tell you I had a mother come up to me here in Florida after the debate. She told me that her little daughter took that vaccine, that injection, and she suffered from mental retardation thereafter.
“ It can have very dangerous side effects. The mother was crying when she came up to me last night. I didn’t know who she was before the debate. This is the very real concern, and people have to draw their own conclusion.”
The American Academy of Pediatrics has renounced those claims. Bachmann has since released a statement about the remarks, but hasn’t retracted them. She stated, “During the debate I didn’t make any statements that would indicate that I’m a doctor, I’m a scientist or that I’m making any conclusions about the drug one way or another. I didn’t make any statements about that.
“At the conclusion of the debate a woman came up to me distraught. She was crying and she thanked me for my remarks and said her daughter had a negative reaction. And that’s all I related.”
Click the video player to the left for more on Michele Bachmann and her campaign statement as well as her interview with David Brody.