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I DO get hacked off with Conservative Christianity sometimes…

From this Washington Post piece:

The Rev. Joel Hunter, pastor of a nondenominational megachurch in Longwood, Fla., said he resigned as the coalition’s incoming president because its board of directors disagreed with his plan to broaden the organization’s agenda. In addition to opposing abortion and same-sex marriage, Hunter, 58, wanted to take on such issues as poverty, global warming and HIV/AIDS.

“My position is, unless we are caring as much for the vulnerable outside the womb as inside the womb, we’re not carrying out the full message of Jesus,” he said in a telephone interview yesterday. “They began to think this might threaten their base or evaporate some of their support, and they said they just couldn’t go there.”

I have the same problem with people closer to home who I count as friends, who are so aggressive and focussed on only CERTAIN moral issues to the exclusion of others (largely anything not sexuality, womb or Islam-related). And to me this makes us Christians look unnecessarily wowser-ish to the rest of the world.

The POINT is, that if we DO take on this broader social/morals agenda, we’re seen to be wholistic in our approach, scratching where conscientious non-Christians are itching on moral/ethical issues, and I think, more accurately reflecting the heart of God, which IS for the big picture… not just the traditional narrow set of “Christian Right” issues that get discussed ad nauseam.

And this is why I think I need to take a closer look at people like the Greens, and not just take it at face value from my peers, that the Greens/progressives are commo wackos… which is not far from what many around me probably think!

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  1. Posted 10 years, 10 months ago // Permalink

    I appreciate this. I am a liberal Christian myself — aka “damned heretic.” 🙂 I think that in order to have a democratic society, we *must* find social ethics that can unite us all, across all religious variations — and we can.

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