Allen West reflects on Bible as government heads for shutdown

In a Facebook post Monday, West explained he was in Louisiana over the weekend and attended a Baptist church service Sunday in Lafayette. 

The pastor, he said, preached from the Book of Acts, Chapters 2, 4 and 5 about the five principles of Christian stewardship, which he said are unity, generosity, necessity, personal integrity and accountability. 

“As I reflect upon the decisions in our Nation's capitol today I wish Pastor Steve had given that sermon on the House and Senate floor, and to a certain someone in the Oval office,” he wrote. 

“Folks in DC are sent to be stewards and representatives and I wonder if we were to ask what their guiding principles are, what the response would be. Heck, I’d just like to know what sermon message they heard on Sunday morning.”

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The Senate will vote Monday afternoon on the government spending bill the House passed late Saturday night and is expected to reject GOP-promoted provisions attacking ObamaCare. 

“Our resources are not their toys and our lives are not for their manipulation,” West said. “Do the right thing today [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid. America is watching your stewardship.”

Democrats, however, are committed to protecting President Obama’s healthcare law, which takes effect Tuesday. Republicans are keen on getting rid of it. 

West is leaving his job at Pajamas Media, according to a recent BuzzFeed report. He reportedly got into an altercation with a female colleague, whom he allegedly called a “Jewish American Princess.” 

The former congressman also told one of his home state’s papers, the Tampa Bay Times, last week that he would run for Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) seat if Rubio decides to run for president in 2016. 

West was ousted from his House seat after Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) defeated him in November's election. 

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