Sutherland Springs Pastor to Run as Republican Against Longtime Democrat in Texas Senate

AUSTIN — The pastor at a central Texas church that was the site of a mass shooting in 2017 will run for state senate against a Democrat who's held the seat for more than 30 years.Frank Pomeroy, a Republican, announced that he'd challenge Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, after Sunday morning services at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. He had a "burning bush moment" in which he decided to run, Pomeroy said, after reading the Bible, praying and consulting with "several godly people.""I have many reasons why not to do this. But I feel like out of duty and out of obedience to what the Lord has called me to do, and then, to use the talents that I just shared with you guys, the talents that God has given me to glorify him. I feel compelled," Pomeroy said, according to a video of the announcement. "Win or lose or raw, at least I can I did my part to the best of my ability to bring civility and folding and hopefully intelligent discourse into the political arena."If we do what God's called us to do, he says leave the results to him."  Continue reading...

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