Politics
2:18 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Another North Miami Candidate Puts Jesus Christ On Campaign Fliers

North Miami mayoral candidate Jean Rodrigue Marcellus declares "Victory in the blood of Jesus" on a flier being handed out to voters on election day.

In the quest for votes, candidates often vie for high profile endorsements.

In North Miami, the city has a history of mayoral candidates seeking and receiving endorsements from the son of the most high: Jesus Christ.

On Tuesday, campaign workers for North Miami mayoral candidate Jean Marcellus handed out fliers  to voters with his picture and the word "Jesus" in bold blue print. The flier also had a declaration in French: "Victory in the blood of Jesus."

Marcellus was not immediately available for comment.

Marcellus' supporters also invoked Jesus Christ and religious parables  on Creole-language radio Tuesday while encouraging listeners to turn out in large numbers to support the former city councilman.

"God will stand with you like David," says one radio host in Creole. "We will see later if we will not celebrate with Jean Rodrigue Marcellus. Victory is ours."

Marcellus, Kevin Burns and Dr. Smith Joseph are running to replace former North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau , who was removed from office in May after she was arrested for alleged mortgage fraud.

This is not the first time a North Miami candidate has used Jesus Christ on campaign literature.

Anna Pierre advertises her endorsement from Jesus Christ in the 2013 North Miami mayoral election.
Credit Anna Pierre Facebook

Last year, then mayoral candidate Anna Pierre said Jesus Christ came to her in a dream to endorse her. On election day, she presented voters with fliers that depicted a blonde Jesus with the words "Anna Pierre is endorsed by Jesus Christ."

When she lost the election, Pierre wrote in an email to supporters that the city's residents chose Lucifer "over Jesus."