Tuesday 21 October 2008

Obama and the Christian Right

There is a great article in todays Guardian called Evangelicals start soul-searching as prospect of Obama win risks Christian gains in politics which looks how the Christian evangelical movement are facing up to losing their special position in the White House.

There is a great quote in the article

"Has Obama through mass hypnosis figured out a way to bypass the critical faculties of all Americans?" asked Brian Sherman, a church volunteer.

This probably sums up the Christian right inability to see the bigger picture outside the abortion and gay marriage debate.

Strange how they get so upset about these items, yet so quiet on the whole financial crisis, when the bible makes far more references to the lending of money with interest than it does about homosexuality.

Have they forgotten about Jesus casting the money lenders out of the temple?

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