MOVE 2008: New series, same old song & dance

Posted: June 24, 2008 in Above the Fold, PC is not for ME, Politics, Spin Doctor
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2008 has been an humdinger for political news.

What’s entertaining for the Church is WE (Wall Watchers) are in the center of most of the headlines. So many items, so little space. But suffice to say, HiScrivener will scour search engines for all the news about politics, how it affects the Church and what it says to us.

Ladies and gentlemen, Wall Watchers everywhere, may I present M.O.V.E. 2008

In other words, “McCain & Obama Vie for Evangelicals in 2008.” I know, stick to your day job. Anywhoo.

We began MOVE 2008 with “Obama’s Jesus O’rama” but it seems the floodgates have broke and these candidates will do anything to get their strategic spin doctorized… er, candid, heartfelt comments in front of the Church.

Let’s pick up with this story posted in Jake Tapper’s “Political Punch” of ABC News notoriety (and one of my personal faves). Evidently, there’s another scriptural faux pas as Barack Obama has seemed to find a way on Dr. James Dobson’s evangelical and political dander.

And even if we did have only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools?” Obama asked. “Would we go with James Dobson’s, or Al Sharpton’s? Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is ok and that eating shellfish is abomination? How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount – a passage that is so radical that it’s doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application? So before we get carried away, let’s read our bibles. Folks haven’t been reading their bibles.

Although Obama is correct about the antiquity of the Old Testament, don’t be fooled by the words. What makes the Bible infallible is there are ageless principles behind every allegory and parable.

For example, “shellfish is an abomination.” Actually, Moses said it was unclean. There wasn’t Pepto Bismol back then, Barack. So to eat tons of shrimp, which eat what fish EAT (you know what I’m sayin’), may upset the tummy of your friendly Israelite.

Today, not to heed our diet and pay attention to what we put in our mouth… and what (enter your hunted and edible indulgence here) puts in its mouth is lunacy. Ask Muslims about pigs and you’ll see what I mean. Oh wait… nevermind.

Despite that, what’s this buffoonery about the Sermon on the Mount? So, all this crap about passivity, loving your neighbor, prayer and not being judgmental just isn’t with your party’s ideology, eh?

You’re a democrat, right? Fighting for civil rights, judging no one for acts, looks or behavior and oh yeah, STOPPING WAR (as in Iraq)? None of that sounds like anything you have espousing lately? Man, I need to check the tape.

You’re right, just radical. Shivering, ain’t it? Nitwit.

Well, since you and McCain are looking for doorsteps to any church or preacher who will listen, let’s touch on something else that dreaded mountaintop message discusses (and something all Wall Watchers should note):

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. (Matthew 7:15)

Both of you, pay attention. There is nothing worse than someone who can only recite the Lord’s Prayer telling a TRUE Christian about Jesus. That’s like these 400 lb. armchair quarterbacks discussing effective play calling with anyone whose last name is MANNING.

It’s offensive, and not that bright. Unfortunately, people voting this year are so hungry for inspiration and hope, they’ll follow like sheep to slaughter to hear anyone quoting something from a book known for just that… inspiration and hope.

If you consider yourself a Christian, read between the lines… and vote on the issues. Those are what will affect your pocketbook and family. Not a folding chair on either side of the political aisle.

Let’s MOVE ON! If you find any news for this series, shout.

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