July 30th, 2006

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Evangelical Pastor Disowns Conservative Politics

My husband forwarded a link to me that I have to share. I've found the growing trend for conservative Christianity to become more and more involved with American politics to be alarming, to say the least, and I'm sure most of my Flist shares that view. But here's a conservative, evangelical pastor who thinks the Christian church should stay out of politics, and I find that extremely encouraging. Here's the link:

Disowning Conservative Politics, Evangelical Pastor Rattles Flock

Now this guy is conservative. He's not a liberal Christian who snuck in the back door of some conservative church and managed to belt out a sermon before security hauled him away. I don't agree with a lot of what he believes, from what little is mentioned in this article. But I very much approve of his view that the church should stay out of politics, and that the linking of conservative Christianity with political patriotism is an extraordinarily bad trend. Here are some quotes from the article:

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