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Chile Presidential election run-off: Matthei plays the religion card

You’re in a run-off for Prez?
You’re a nautical mile behind in the polls?
You have nothing to lose?
Then play the religion card, dummy.
Tiptop Chile political analyst and Twitterpal Robert Funk alerted your humble scribe to this report today (and check his twitterfeed, he’s been having plenty fun with the news) that Evelyn Matthei has decided to invoke faith as a means to become the next President of Chile. Along with using the platform to speak against homosexuality, abortion and assisted suicide her catch phrase in yesterday’s stump speech was “I will do nothing against that which the Bible indicates”.
Which is nice. And (of course) immediately reminded a whole lot of people of Timothy 2, vv 11-12 which has this snappy refrain:
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 
 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
Or put another way, Michelle Bachelet is the next President of Chile.

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