It’s Sunday, which means it’s time to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly posts relating to politics and political theology from around the web. And, as an added bonus, I’m throwing in the snark for free! 😉
Zack Hunt at American Jesus is going to be having a Presidential synchroblog. Could be fun and interesting.
In case you missed it, last Sunday 1500 pastors broke the law by endorsing a candidate from the pulpit. As if St. Paul had nothing to say about the government… Christian and Jim both provide commentary. Jim West says that pastors who participated should resign. I absolutely agree. Christian concludes that “[a]ligning oneself, and one’s congregation, with a particular ideology abandons that tradition and dishonors the Church.” Another great point.
Christian writes about Romney’s refusal to participate in Nickelodeon’s Kids Pick the President. And just as an FYI, the kids have been right in 5 of the last 6 elections. (They picked Al Gore in 2000.)
Jim West points out that Romney needs to learn some math. Maybe cutting funding to PBS isn’t such a great idea.
PJ Miller mentions that the Family Research Council is actively praying for Obama’s defeat. Again, didn’t St. Paul have something to say on this?
And finally, I’m starting a new section called “Stupid Sh*t Politicians Say.”
It appears that Arkansas is the nexus of stupid comments this past week.
Republican Congressional candidate Charles Fuqua wins hands down with this dumbass statement:
The maintenance of civil order in society rests on the foundation of family discipline. Therefore, a child who disrespects his parents must be permanently removed from society in a way that gives an example to all other children of the importance of respect for parents. The death penalty for rebellioius children is not something to be taken lightly. The guidelines for administering the death penalty to rebellious children are given in Deut 21:18-21 (Arkansas Times) HT: Jim West
Arkansas Sate Representative Loy Mauch weighs in on the topic of slavery and the Bible:
If slavery were so God-awful, why didn’t Jesus or Paul condemn it, why was it in the Constitution and why wasn’t there a war before 1861?
The South has always stood by the Constitution and limited government. When one attacks the Confederate Battle Flag, he is certainly denouncing these principles of government as well as Christianity. (Arkansas Times) HT: PJ Miller