Thursday, October 18, 2007

Dallas Pastor Badly Misses Mark

The Dallas Morning News reports that Robert Jeffress, the badly confused pastor (my description, not theirs) of Dallas' First Baptist Church, told his congregation, "Christian conservatives are going to have to decide whether having a Christian president is really important or not."

He was expressing concern that some prominent evangelicals have thrown their support to Mitt Romney.

While it is true that Mormonism's odd theology is outside the pail of orthodox Christianity, the maxim once expressed by Martin Luther still holds: it is better to be governed by a competent infidel than an incompetent Christian. Thus, Christians in no way violate their faith in adhering to the notion expressed in the Constitution that there should be no religious test for holding office.

As a result, in response to Dr. Jeffress statement, it can be stated unequivocably that it is not important. Christians, like everyone else, should vote based on the fitness of candidates to govern, as determined by their competency, character, and ideas for what they will do while in office, not on the basis of their religion.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you mean "beyond the pale", not "outside the pail". Wikipedia has a good explanation on "the pale".

I guess the pastor would have us vote for good Christian/Baptist Bill Clinton instead of the cultist Mitt Romney.

11:28 AM  
Blogger MCO said...

Thanks for the correction. Obviously, I meant to say that the views are outside the fence; however, it makes sense that they missed the bucket, as well. :)

11:47 AM  

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