Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Rarest of Birds

Ellen Painter Dollar, on "Why I Am a Christian Democrat" ... just one point among many:
...conservative evangelicals, and to some extent the media, continue to put forth the fallacy that a “Christian” voter is a conservative evangelical voter, equating the evangelical subculture with the wider church. Underlying this fallacy is an assumption that anyone who fails to see a straight line connecting their faith tenets to the Republican party platform must have an insubstantial, lip-service faith corrupted by cultural influences. This assumption is dangerous, but mostly, it’s just wrong.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you. We've had some local people write editorials about their faith and the way it informs their (and my) liberal political views. While the culture may be getting more secular and more selfish, there IS push-back from many in the pews of a lot of Christian churches.