Amy Chozick reports from Lebanon, Va., on the presidential race.

The Alaska governor, a Christian, has come under fire for criticizing community organizers, but according to labor leader Cecil Roberts, Jesus was a community organizer.

“I used to be a community organizer and I’m in good company,” Roberts said as he introduced Barack Obama at a town hall event here Tuesday night. “Martin Luther King was a community organizer. Listen, Sarah, Moses was a community organizer and yes, Jesus was a community organizer.”


And then this, Congressman Steve Cohen, filmed by C-Span, made the following remark – “Jesus was a community organizer and Pontus Pilate was a governor.”

Hear it for yourself on You Tube:


   To respond to these two, I will just end this blog with a letter I tried to send to Congressman Cohen, but his website would not accept it since I do not live in his district. OK I’ll mail it then! You can send him one too, if you are so inclined. His DC address will be found below. One last thing before my letter. To Cecil Roberts, you may be a community organizer, but Martin Luther King was not, he was a minister that did a lot on a national scale for people. Moses was NOT a community organizer! All lived in communities and all were organized, but that does not mean they were community organizers any more than a community organizer is to be criticized or that being one is not necessarily a bad thing.  It could be though, depending on what you are organizing the community to do. Comparison by implication in the case of Palin and Obama, is that by her title as governor, she has more executive experience and responsibility than did Obama or any other non-elected, non-executive community leader. Comparison by implication? If Jesus was a community organizer as was Obama, does this imply by comparison that these too are similar? Same thing for Palin and Pilate? End of story.


Congressman Steve Cohen 9th District Memphis/Shelby County, Tennessee

   Dear Congressman Cohen,


Re: Your recent comment as aired on C-span


   OK, I get you are a Democrat and you believe in Obama, cool. But you entered a field you are not qualified to make any authoritative comment or implication when you said, Jesus was a community organizer and Pilate was a governor.


   By implication you compared Obama to Christ and Palin to Pilate. Jesus was a king, an apostle, a prophet, a pastor and a teacher, but there is no reference or implication of him being a community organizer, provided biblically. He also came to fulfill the law, not get elected or even get along with others.


   Pilate was appointed by Rome, not elected by the people. He did not want to crucify Jesus, but gave in to the will of the crowd, even though he could have chosen not to. He commanded the military sufficient to back whatever decision he made. Palin, however, was elected by the people and enjoys about an 80% approval rating, something Pilate never had.


   And is not Cohen a Jewish name? Are you not Jewish? If so, a true Jew does not believe that Jesus was the Messiah or that the Messiah has yet to come. Why would you use information to compare by implication, what you know nothing about or believe in? If Cohen is not a Jewish name; if you are a Christian or if you are Christian that has converted from Judaism, then I sincerely beg your pardon. Still, your statement of comparison by implication is wholly inaccurate. You would be better served by staying in your field and serving the people in your district.




Dahni Hayden



Congressman Steve Cohen 9th District Memphis/Shelby County, Tennessee

Washington, D.C.

1004 Longworth House
Office Building

Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3265
Fax: (202) 225-5663



   Oh, by the way, on the anniversary of the attack on our country, it is interesting to note that biblically, historically and astronomically, September 11th, is the actual birthdate of Jesus Christ (Jesus of Nazareth if you prefer). Sorry to mess up your December.  🙂

What if people used words accurately, instead of running off of the mouth?

Just Imagine,