Really?

Jordan Sekulow, an attorney with religious conservative American Center for Law & Justice, writes a blog for The Washington Post. Yesterday he wrote a post entitled “Vote Your Faith” which contained the following doozy:

“As Christians, we believe that we were born in the United States for a reason. Unlike Christians throughout history and in some nations today, American Christians have been empowered by God to shape and guide our government.”

I feel like the lingerie-clad woman trying to get her Blackberry-wielding husband’s attention in the new Microsoft Mobile ads. Really? American Christians have been empowered by God to shape and guide our government? Funny, I don’t remember God showing up to bestow those powers. And claiming that He did in your blog does not make it so.

Given the election results, the next couple of years will be very interesting, and, I fear, dispiriting. I just hope all those new self-proclaimed Christians in positions of power remember that Jesus’ central message was love and tolerance and a call to help those less fortunate. Not rage and intolerance and a call to stuff the coffers of those who already have so much.

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