For the second time in a couple of weeks, David Barton has declared that a Christian who refuses to run for public office is doing something wrong. This after he himself decided not to run for office against Sen. John Cornyn after being practically begged to do so.
Appearing on “The Difference With Matthew Hagee” yesterday, Barton repeated the Parable of the Thornbush while declaring that a Christian who refuses to run for office when asked to do so by his or her fellow Christians is being selfish.“If your fellow citizens tell you they want you in office, you don’t have a right to say no,” Barton said. “That’s pure selfishness.”
Of course, just four months ago a movement to draft Barton to run for the US Senate in a challenge to Sen. John Cornyn that was championed by none other than Glenn Beck was quashed when Barton declared that running for office was not right for him because his “role is to continue educating, equipping, and inspiring citizens through the work we do at WallBuilders.”