Friday, August 04, 2006

Evangelicals Who Get It!

Well Hallelujah! Praise the Lord. Amen, sister. It is rare and all, but....
Leave it to a pastor up in liberal Minnesota to preach such truth! Maybe some day he will figure out that God created many types of humans, including gays and lesbians. Rev. Boyd I suggest a Saturday afternoon road trip to UPTOWN Minneapolis - I lived in Minnesota for five years and have no idea where Maplewood is - regardless, God Bless Ya for almost gettin it!

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“The Myth of a Christian Nation:
How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church
Rev. Gregory Boyd


Like most pastors who lead thriving evangelical megachurches, the Rev. Gregory A. Boyd was asked frequently to give his blessing — and the church’s — to conservative political candidates and causes.
The requests came from church members and visitors alike: Would he please announce a rally against gay marriage during services? Would he introduce a politician from the pulpit? Could members set up a table in the lobby promoting their anti-abortion work? Would the church distribute “voters’ guides” that all but endorsed Republican candidates? And with the country at war, please couldn’t the church hang an American flag in the sanctuary?
After refusing each time, Mr. Boyd finally became fed up, he said. Before the last presidential election, he preached six sermons called “The Cross and the Sword” in which he said the church should steer clear of politics, give up moralizing on sexual issues, stop claiming the United States as a “Christian nation” and stop glorifying American military campaigns.

“When the church wins the culture wars, it inevitably loses,” Mr. Boyd preached. “When it conquers the world, it becomes the world. When you put your trust in the sword, you lose the cross.”
new york times article

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