Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Why palin's book should concern christians

Interesting article "Why [Sarah] Palin's Book Should Concern Christians, Especially Evangelicals" by Ed Cyzewski. I have not read the book and have no idea what it contains. I also don't really have anything against SP as a person. But this makes sense in the big picture, whether it's her or anyone else. Some snippets from Ed's post...
We should be concerned because Sarah Palin knows her only shot in an election is mobilizing the conservative evangelical base. If we think Christianity has been overly-politicized now, we should shudder at the thought of what Palin can do...

In addition, as Palin stakes her claim as a "Christian" politician, Christianity and evangelicals in particular will continue to be painted as right-wing political affinity groups. Lost in the mix is the Gospel, Jesus, and the Great Commission...

...we should be concerned that the effectiveness of the Gospel message will be blunted because it is being associated with the Republican party, and Palin may need to do that all the more to solidify her place. Christians may play right into this by holding her up as a model Christian, a standard bearer for evangelicals.

I recommend the entire article (which isn't that long), because as he suggests at the end, "Christians cannot afford to let a politician represent us because politicians have to take sides. For those called to reach the whole world with the Gospel, that is a mistake we cannot afford to make."

RT

2 comments:

Jim said...

Good points.

I saw a couple in Wally World the other day buying four (4) copies of her book. I thought to myself, "Well, there are certainly going to be some 'lucky' people in their family this Christmas!" :o)

grace said...

LOL Jim, classic moment.