An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
If you’ve come around here for a while, you might have figured out I am a Christian. I am also a conservative. Therefore, I am a conservative Christian. So, when I read nonsense like this, I tend to get a tad annoyed. Ok, MORE than a tad…..an awful LOT annoyed.
On May 2, the Associated Press uncritically reported that an effort to clarify where “evangelicals” stand in the culture/political war in America is soon to be released. It is to be called “An Evangelical Manifesto” and is touted by the AP as a statement by “evangelicals” that “faith is now too political.” That isn’t all. The AP is claiming that it isn’t just Christian leaders in general that are saying this but that it is “conservative Christian leaders” who are standing up and denouncing politics in religion. But a little investigation proves that “conservative leaders” is not a very good description of those who have signed onto this “manifesto.” In fact, many of the most well-known conservative Christian leaders in the country have decided not to sign onto the “manifesto” and many more weren’t even consulted or included in the creation of this highly political document that pretends it stands against politics.
Sadly, this “manifesto” that is claiming to want to take religion back from its political involvement is itself a political statement, one that was created by people that refused to include Christian leaders from the right side of the political spectrum. This so-called “manifesto” seems to be just another attempt by the political left to undermine the devotion of Christians to the political right.
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I’m fairly sure the majority of the conservative Christians would be mighty surprised that their faith is being questioned and that they shouldn’t be concerned about the continuous erosion of society.