My daughter was told the other day, after she confronted a Fundamentalist Pastor on Facebook over his behind the scenes attack on my credibility as a Christian, that I will have to answer at the judgement seat for loving people and my political affiliations. Apparently , at least according to him, unconditional love and grace are not what makes a good Christian. So here is a list…
Be a Republican
Adhere to a narrow, strict, and literal (well for some things) interpretation of Scripture.
Stand against birth control, abortion(which could be avoided by birth control), marriage equality, LGBT rights, anti-bullying legislation, gun control legislation, government-run social service programs (including health care legislation), environmental protection policies.
Stand for American exceptionalism (arrogance), war (only the just ones), teaching “intelligent design”, allowing public prayer and Scripture reading (only if it is Christian) in public schools, the death penalty, less restrictive gun laws, preaching politics from the pulpit, and slandering, bearing false witness, and demonizing those that do not believe exactly how we believe (because after all we have full knowledge of truth).
This is how a true Christian in America should think, look, and act.
It is what those not yet in the Kingdom see everyday.
We have “taken the Lord’s Name in vain”…