I smiled, asking, "So did I get cat-fished on the Internet by someone claiming to be Bishop Jakes?"
She replied, "They were expecting you."
I sat next to a fellow who owns a bunch of car dealerships in California, and we had a good talk before church services started. I explained that I was a libertarian and that Jesus Christ's "Sermon on the Mount" is Jesus pushing a libertarian stateless society driven by conscience. I gave him a plate full to think about, I could tell. He now knows that there is a Libertarian Party.
Off to my left was some kind of producer in a black fur coat.
Just before the preaching started by a Chicago guest pastor I recognize from tv, Bishop T. D. Jakes stood behind the pulpit and said, "I'd like to introduce Gene Chapman running for Governor." I stood and waved at a football stadium full of people and sat back down, They all clapped and smiled back.
I expect to be endorsed by Bishop T. D. Jakes at the church in the coming days.
Tolstoyan-Gandhian Libertarian Candidate for Texas Governor[Endorsed by Dr. Noam Chomsky (Intellectual of the Age) and Dr. Ravindra Kumar (World's Most Prominent Gandhian Intellectual)]