George W. Bush spent 30 minutes talking with a teen about God at a banquet-Fiction!
President-Elect George Bush Took Time From a Banquet to Help a Teen Become a Christian-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
The email is from shortly after the election of George W. Bush. It says that President-elect Bush was at a thank-you banquet for his campaign staff when he met a woman and her teen-age son who identified herself as a Christian. George Bush asked her son if he was a believer. The boy said he didn't think so. George Bush then took 30 minutes to tell him about his own faith and to pray with him to become a Christian.
Mr. Bush is a professing Born-Again Christian (click here), but this story about leading a teenager to Christ at a campaign worker's banquet is not true. TruthOrFiction.com has talked with several people associated with the Bush campaign, some of whom are Christians, and none of them knows of this story having happened. Because of the time crunch that was caused by the drawn-out election results in Florida, there was no thank-you dinner in Austin for campaign workers. We have been told that there was a reception to thank volunteers who worked in the campaign, but Governor Bush was not in attendance.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
There is a man in our church, Jeff Benoit, who has a friend who served on Pres. Elect Bush’s campaign in Austin, and she called him to tell this story.
Last week, Gov. Bush appeared at the thank-you banquet for his
campaign staff, and was going table to table to shake hands with the 1000+campaign volunteers.
He got to one lady, who by a brief comment she made, indicated she was a Christian. She was there with her 16 year old son.
Gov. Bush asked him if he was a believer, too. He said he didn’t think so.
Gov. Bush then asked, “Do you mind if I tell you how I came to know Christ as my savior?”
The boy agreed, and Gov. Bush pulled up a chair and witnessed to him for 30 minutes, and led him in the sinners prayer!
Jeff’s friend was so choked up, she could hardly tell the story through her tears.
Yes, my dear girlfriend, we are living in the end times. How glorious to know that our new president is a man that doesn’t feel the political pressure to glad-hand 1000 people, but would take 30 minutes of his precious time to lead a teenager to Christ.