For the record, I don’t like the Democratic Party or the Republican Party.
The one party’s members wear blinders when they quote the Bible which makes little difference to its adherents anyway. You see, most members stand up and say, “Amen, ” without ever considering the consequences.
Ah, don’t worry a bit about those dead babies or that gays are taking over our public schools because after all, God understands and just loves everyone anyway, right?
Sadly, the other party is mostly filled with gutless scallywags who have the backbones of worms. Period. And who in the world really wants to vote for candidates who need polls to tell them what their inner convictions are at any given moment? Like hello, Karl Rove! Why do we need these guys?
Most Christian leaders – from Dr. Dobson to the local pastors – will say, “Larry, be realistic. Christians need to vote for the lesser of two evils when they cast their ballots. If it’s a Democrat, vote for him or if it’s a Republican, vote for him. But, hallelujah brother, it’s your Christian duty to vote, don’t you know that?”
Well, let’s take off our Christian rose-colored glasses for a moment. Pretty dreary world out there, right?
So, how has voting for the lesser of two evils advanced morality in America since 1979, the year Moral Majority and rightwing Christian conservatives were first coined?
Has abortion been stopped? No. Has the gay movement been stifled? No. Are America’s borders safer? No. Is America safer from terrorist’s threats? No. Is America more prosperous? No. Are our public schools better and safer for our children? No.
Probably everyone has a favorite boogie man he’ll point to for America’s problems. President Obama. Democratic Party. Candidate Romney. Republican Party. Senator Reid. Senator McConnell. Secretary of State Clinton. Chairman of the Fed Bernanke. SEC Chairman Shapiro. Or whoever.
But the truth is that these boogie men are not the problems, but instead, we are the problems. And by using the personal pronoun we, I’m mainly speaking to us men.
Joyful are those who obey His laws and search for Him with all their hearts. They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in His paths. (Psalm 119:2-3)
Apathy, lethargy, and compromise are the three bloodsucking leeches which have neutered us Christian men in America.
So, what can we do to shift our rage into godly action to advance the Kingdom of God in America now?
(Continued in Part 2)