Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Just an example

This is a good example of why I am very uncomfortable with the Religious Right implying that "good Christians" vote Republican. I think the clip speaks for itself. I read about it in my Sojo Mail. You may have to sign up for an account to read that, I'm not sure.


PawPawEddie said...

The Body of Christ has recently suffered more wounds by their own hands than the "liberal left" could ever inflict. Recently, as I agonized over the Terri Schiavo story in Florida, I was appalled to read that Judge Greer, the judge who ruled in favor of Terri's estranged husband multiple times, was summarily dismissed from his church, a denomination of baptist church that I can't immediately recall. It didn't matter that he was, and I suspect still is, a Christian who was simply doing his job by upholding the law as it was written, rather than "legislating from the bench". He was not overturned in any higher court. How can we possibly expect to win souls for our Savior when we treat our brothers and sisters so judgementally?

And as for preaching politics from the pulpit, if my pastor ever did that, I would get up, walk out and not return. He agrees I would be right in doing so, although he does always encourage us to exercise our inalienable right to vote.

And finally, I think it would be wise to note, and I hope I don't choke as I write this, that Jesus Christ was a proponent of radical change and that would have made Him a liberal. He is today neither democrat or republican. He is Lord.

ieatcrayonz said...

That pastor was an idiot. He obviously had a personal agenda. In high school, my lit teacher asked, "Does God choose sides in war?" I can only postulate that the same is true in politics, just as pawpaw stated.

Redhead Mommy said...

Pawpaw, I so miss Leo.

Mainline Mom said...

Some fellow political-type bloggers and I have been discussing this over at this blog.

I don't know exactly how to do the code to make that a link. Anyway, it's a shame that one church makes all the others look bad. As a member of the religious right I have attended lots and lots of churches and have never once heard a pastor endorse a candidate or party from the pulpit. They will, occasionally speak out against abortion or homosexuality along with all the other sins we ourselves commit everyday. I'm with Pat Robertson who when asked if Jesus would be democrat or republican said "I think Jesus is above politics."