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Journal Sentinel's Dan Bice Weighs-In on Scott Walker's Church Speaking in Tongues

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  • Q: Greg, Sun Prairie - Why has Scott Walker gotten a pass on going to a pentacostal church that speaks in tongues when that was all the rage for weeks with Sarah Palin?
  • A: Daniel Bice - I love it when one of my editors say, "But the typical reader will think ... " Yeah, like there's a typical reader. You guys are all over the map. Some care about the gubernatorial race. Others county government. And this guy wants to know if Gov. Walker speaks in tongues. That's why I love my job. To answer, last I knew the governor and his wife went to Meadowbrook Church in Tosa, a spinoff from Elmbrook, a standard evangelical megachurch. I've been to Meadowbrook. No one spoke in tongues. But I wouldn't have cared if they had danced in the spirit. It's his church.

Actually, though, with all due respect to Mr. Bice, Meadowbrook does indeed "speak in tongues."  In fact, talking in tongues is such a regular occurence, that in pastor , he chides the old-timers to not be too judgemental of newcomers that aren't as proficient at speaking in tongues:

Sometimes the Church’s response to those beginning to explore and use their spiritual gifts has been more like the parent of an adolescent than the parent of a toddler. A new Christian’s prayer of faith for the healing of another’s cancer is labeled “presumptuous” and a person’s attempt to pray in tongues in her cell group is met with the icy glares of the “frozen chosen.”


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October 25, 2013 - 4:05pm

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