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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Evangelicals Getting it Right

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/03/14/evangelical.rift/index.html

I'm not an Evangelical Christian, but this makes me very happy. This is a story about evangelicals expanding their focus to include more of God's message and how it should impact politics. This quote made me almost giddy:

But one of the board members, the Rev. Paul de Vries, said, "It ought to be God's agenda, not the Republican Party's agenda, that drives us.
"We're actually tired of being represented by people with a very narrow focus," he said. "We want to have a focus as big as God's focus."


Amen, brother. And there is a message here for the Christian Left, we ought to urge government to adopt what we see as God's agenda, not the Democratic Party's agenda.

God calls me to advocate for equality of all people, including people who are gay. God calls me to advocate against the objectification of women in pornography. God calls me to urge people to live a less consumer driven life. Some of these fit nicely with my political party, some don't.

It is only a start, but I am glad to have some Evangelicals back from their momentary lapse into a political party.

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