Apparently so. The so-called “savior” of the Republican Party seems to believe he, not a priest mind you, preformed an exorcism on a friend in college.
As others noted during his 2003 and 2007 gubernatorial campaigns (see update), in an essay Jindal wrote in 1994 for the New Oxford Review, a serious right-wing Catholic journal, Jindal narrated a bizarre story of a personal encounter with a demon, in which he participated in an exorcism with a group of college friends. And not only did they cast out the supernatural spirit that had possessed his friend, Jindal wrote that he believes that their ritual may well have cured her cancer.
First off, I read the New Oxford Review, and it’s not a “ring-wing” publication. It’s a real Roman Catholic thinking magazine. Now that we have gotten that out of the way. On to Gov. Jindal’s little essay.
I personly believe only a Priest can do exorcisims. And yes the Vatican does too. As the the “Roman Rite” states, The priest who undertakes the office should be himself a holy man, of a blameless life, intelligent, courageous, humble, and he should prepare for the work by special acts of devotion and mortification, particularly by prayer and a fasting (Matthew 17:20). So, I’m sorry to find the essay a bit suspect.
What the essay does sound like, is one of thoughts Televangelists who huffs and puffs all over a mega-church, and is yelling about “casting out demons”. And that in no way, in my view, is a real exorcisim.
Now, we do know how leftists (and you evangelicals too) look upon us Tradionalist Catholics, so if this guy is going to be looked at as Sen. McAmnesty’s V.P, he better be prepared to have an onslaught of bigotry tossed at him. Oh that’s right, they’ve already gone down that route before.
Even if Gov. Jindal get’s picked for the V.P. slot, nothing will change. Gov. Jindal is nothing but a new face on the same old pony show they have been feeding us. I really don’t understand why people want him as Sen. McAmnestys V.P. Much like Gov. Palin (m.i.l.f.) won’t be the V.P. either.
Face it my Republican Sheeple, you voted for a Democrat, just like you did with El Presidente Bush. You get what you vote for. Suck. It. Up.