Southern Baptists Define Key Voting Issues
The recent SBC Life, which is mailed out to all the churches, carries an article about the key social issues in the McCain /Obama election. The story can be found at www.sbclife.net and carries an article by Michael Foust, who works for the official press of the Convention. Foust lists the key social issues as basically abortion and gay marriages. Global warming is given a few paragraphs however Richard Land has gone on record as doubting that there is any scientific evidence for such.
There is no mention of justice in taxation or any hint of concerns about foreign policy issues regarding a war that most Americans appear to find based on bad information. Land pushed for Palin to be the VP which he is having a hard time explaining to some. Remember that Southern Baptists officially do not believe a woman can pastor a church....yet she can be president? It seems that a candidate's ties into hard nose Theocracy or groups that threaten to suceed from the nation are not social ethical issues worthy of consideration either. The prospect that a candidate might thumb their nose at the First Amendment, a Baptist doctrine by the way, is not found in the article either. What about public education, which is a grave evil to the Constitutional Party?
The article went on to say that %80 of SBC pastors support McCain and only %1 support Obama. I am sure Land will do his best to make sure that %l gets its ethical house in order.
Robert Parham, a one time employee of Land's agency reminds us that people like Land and Rick Warren have a small Bible. Their Bible has only a few pages regarding below the belt ethics but neglects a whole host of issues.
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