Monday, March 05, 2007

HItching your wagon

Ann Coulter recently provided another reason for Christians to be very careful about choosing their allies in the political arena. Her unnecessary comment about John Edwards detracted from a conservative gathering completely drew the attention away from the 2008 Republican presidential wannabees, who were there trying to curry favor and big bucks from the conservative king-makers.

The lesson I take from this is that the people of Christ need to have their own message, outside of a political party. As Ms. Coulter demonstrated, you cannot depend on your allies for good judgment, and you always run the risk of them making it about them, instead of the issue. In many ways I believe the evangelicals are so wedded to the conservative/Republican side that they can no longer extricate themselves.

And we will be lumped in with the likes of Ann Coulter because of that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The same can be said of the Nazarene denomination, sadly. Only much like the Catholic church, there are too many dirty little secrets. It is really too bad. I can't believe it was always that way. It certainly wasn't for my grandparents.