Rev: Church run by bible, city by constitution

Reverend James Meeks

October 8, 2010 2:36:06 PM PDT
Democratic State Senator James Meeks said if he's elected mayor, he will remain pastor of Salem Baptist church.The Rev. Meeks tells ABC7 the church is run by the bible, and society is run by the constitution.

"There is no conflict with me over how you serve the public, whether you serve the public as mayor, whether you serve 'em as state senator. And so I don't think this is a big leap from pastor to mayor. I think the leap was from pastor to state senator, and now state senator to mayor," said Rev. Meeks. "I don't want to be the pastor of Chicago. I want to be the mayor."

Meeks says he is days away from deciding whether to run.


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