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i just ranted about fundamentalists in the context of andrea yates elsewhere, but this NYT article cheered me a bit.

Before the last presidential election, he preached six sermons called “The Cross and the Sword” in which he said the church should steer clear of politics, give up moralizing on sexual issues, stop claiming the United States as a “Christian nation” and stop glorifying American military campaigns.

"When you put your trust in the sword, you lose the cross."

America wasn’t founded as a theocracy,” he said. “America was founded by people trying to escape theocracies. Never in history have we had a Christian theocracy where it wasn’t bloody and barbaric. That’s why our Constitution wisely put in a separation of church and state."

I am sorry to tell you,” he continued, “that America is not the light of the world and the hope of the world. The light of the world and the hope of the world is Jesus Christ.

Mr. Boyd lambasted the “hypocrisy and pettiness” of Christians who focus on “sexual issues” like homosexuality, abortion or Janet Jackson’s breast-revealing performance at the Super Bowl halftime show.

he only lost 1000 of his 5000 people strong congregation.  there is hope even among evangelical christians.

via [personal profile] joedecker.

on 2006-07-30 19:11 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] vanbeast.livejournal.com
Wow, that is great. I'm glad that there in fact are religious leaders out there who are sensible.

on 2006-07-31 00:58 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kmd.livejournal.com
[happy dance]

Thank you for this.


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