Mixing Politics And Religion
Eventually, politicians will use the devout to turn out the vote simply based on wedge issues…and those wedge issues will begin to define the devout.
NEW YORK (CNN) — When did it come to the point that being a Christian meant caring about only two issues, abortion and homosexuality?
Ask the nonreligious what being a Christian today means, and based on what we see and read, it’s a good bet they will say that followers of Jesus Christ are preoccupied with those two points.
Poverty? Whatever. Homelessness? An afterthought. A widening gap between the have and have-nots? Immaterial. Divorce? The divorce rate of Christians mirrors the national average, so that’s no big deal.
The point is that being a Christian should be about more than abortion and homosexuality, and it’s high time that those not considered a part of the religious right expose the hypocrisy of our brothers and sisters in Christianity and take back the faith. And those on the left who believe they have a “get out of sin free” card must not be allowed to justify their actions.
Who reading this feels that Christians have lost focus on the things that really matter?
Also, do you feel that Bush has hurt or helped the Christian cause?