Chad Orzel at Uncertain Principles is happy that there are Christians out there who are doing what he’s thought they should do for ages: in Take Action: God is Not a Republican. Or a Democrat, they’r admonishing partisan use of religion to garner votes.
Good for them. I think the only deity who would approve of the Republicans would be Cthulhu, and I think even Loki would be embarrassed to get caught in some partisan battle in America. The following quote from Pat Robertson, on the main page, is painfully revealing:
“I think George Bush is going to win in a walk. I really believe I’m hearing from the Lord it’s going to be like a blowout election in 2004. The Lord has just blessed him…. It doesn’t make any difference what he does, good or bad.”
– Pat Robertson, AP/Fox News, January 2, 2004
That’s quite counter to the spirit of the Take Back Our Faith people, who declare the following:
We will measure the candidates by whether they enhance human life, human dignity, and human rights; whether they strengthen family life and protect children; whether they promote racial reconciliation and support gender equality; whether they serve peace and social justice; and whether they advance the common good rather than only individual, national, and special interests.
Let’s hope their message gets out loud and strong enough to discredit the American theocrats.