Saturday, November 04, 2006

Voting guide for Christians

I get tired of Christians being the butt of jokes and target of hatred. No, wait, many Christians deserve it. What I'm really tired of is Jesus Christ being blamed for the stupidity and hubris of Christians. I'm tired of having to tell both Christians and non-Christians alike that Jesus didn't stand for all the things the "Christian Right" uses (!) him to underwrite and/or (allegedly) endorse -- things like bombing Baghdad and invading Afghanistan.

Jim Wallis, of Sojourners magazine and author of God's Politics, has written a very good, very thoughtful "Voters Guide" that won't align with either of the major parties, and breaks out of the "Christian Right" mold to demonstrate how Christians ought to care about more issues than just abortion and homosexuality.

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