By John Pierce
The Family Research Council (FRC) claims to “advance faith, family and freedom … from a Christian worldview.”
And the FRC hosts the so-called Values Voter Summit, being held in Washington, D.C. this weekend, that brings out the nuttiest far-right voices in America: Bachmann, Beck, Boykin and, of course, presidential wannabes trying to work their way to right of each other in seeking the gathering’s blessing.
So it is doesn’t take much for those in American society who’ve never encountered the life and teachings of Jesus or the nurture of a faithful community to assume that the harsh political rhetoric coming out of this gathering somehow represents Christianity.
That is tragic. And will take a lot of faithful witnesses to bear the better light.
And that Light is not merely an opposing political philosophy.