This made me smile.
After almost all six presidential candidates at the Iowa Family Leader’s presidential forum had expressed fidelity to Jesus Christ and talked about rough patches in their lives, moderator Frank Luntz said, “You are so admirable in terms of character.”
It was an ironic remark given the forum’s theme of morality and Christ-centered values. And it shone a light on the elephant in the living room.
Of the six there, Herman Cain stands accused of sexually harassing four women and Newt Gingrich is on his third marriage, having admitted to extramarital affairs during his first two marriages. Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum and Cain support waterboarding — widely believed to be torture — on people accused of having links to terrorism. Rick Perry supports the death penalty.
How do those positions conform to Christian values? And why was no one at First Federated Church mentioning them?
To not do so made a mockery of the whole premise.
You say “They’re good Christians”. I hear “I’m a sucker, and I’m voting for these people who have ceased to be accountable to themselves and to humanity.”