I found a great article today in the New York Times about St. Paul Pastor Gregory Boyd’s recent stand against Religious Right control over the politics of evangelical Christians. Many of you may remember the popular book, “Letters from a Skeptic,” published by Boyd in 2000, which featured an ongoing correspondence between Boyd and his agnostic father. Anyway, this is an excellent article that demonstrates what a sacrifice it is for a church leader to take this sort of stand. I really admire him for this. Click at the end of this quote for the link.
“America wasn’t founded as a theocracy,” he said. “America was founded by people trying to escape theocracies. Never in history have we had a Christian theocracy where it wasn’t bloody and barbaric. That’s why our Constitution wisely put in a separation of church and state.
“I am sorry to tell you,” he continued, “that America is not the light of the world and the hope of the world. The light of the world and the hope of the world is Jesus Christ.”
Amen to that last part!