Fantastic article. I’m starting to hear more delicate and calculated versions of your same message within the church, too. Christians don’t get brownie points for being more conservative than Jesus. Shooting too far to the right is still missing the mark.
As Christians, we need to be careful of the Christian brand. What do we represent? Do we represent love, non-judgement, and generosity when we openly support the GOP, who’s policies are the polar opposite? I routinely hear Christians say the worst things about Obama. Mean-spirited, evil things. Would Jesus say those things too? I’m 100% sure he would not.
The Christian brand has been hijacked by political propaganda & sound-byte Christians are blindly following candidates that have been proven by bi-partisan committees to only tell the truth 8% of the time. 8%!!!
More importantly, the “Right” are very much like the Pharisees of old. Self-righteous, adding their own narrative to God’s word and against the teachings of Jesus. The Right is turning more people AWAY from Jesus than towards him. We were told not to be a stumbling block for others’ faith. This new brand of Christian is a stumbling block to other’s spending an eternity with Him. That is what Christians should be worried about — not gun control or Obamacare.