Welcome to the Jesus in 2008 Presidential Nominating and Platform Convention! Just as Democrats and Republicans meet every four years to chose candidates for President and Vice President, and to build political platforms declaring where they stand on important issues, we are here to do the same â€“ and to invite Americans to join us.
We have convened our gathering with a Presidential nominee already in place: Jesus â€“ but not Jesus the deity. This is a political convention, after all, not a religious one. Our candidate is Jesus the man, the revolutionary individual who comes to us through history as a model for ethical and moral human behavior â€“ the exemplar whose first instinct in any situation was, simply, to do the right thing.
Now, we bring Jesus forward 2,000 years into contemporary America, place him in a leadership role, and ask Americans to decide what his political platform should be in a campaign for the White House.