MOVE 2008: Evangelical has second thoughts on DNC’s first night

Posted: August 24, 2008 in Above the Fold, Keep it real, Networking, Politics, Snap, Crackle and POP Culture, Spin Doctor
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Barack Obama’s quest to become the most diverse tennis player in the world culminates in Denver this week with the Democratic National Convention.

Obama has “courted” (OK, that was a stretch) Hollywood notables, political demagogues and of course, the Church.

That rare ace serve of a Democratic presidential candidate considered as the “man of faith” over a Republican was going to kick off with Cameron Strang serving up the benedictory prayer.

So? This is a noteworthy 32-year old evangelical, publisher of Relevant and son of religious media magnate, Stephen Strang. That’s so!

Well, not so fast because Cameron F-I-N-A-L-L-Y had a stark epiphany that the thoughts of the Church house may mean a little more to his bottom lineer, reputation than a possible White House.

Citing fears that his bridge-building gesture would be wrongly construed as an endorsement, Strang said he instead hopes to take a lower-profile role, participating in a convention caucus meeting on religion later in the week.

Gee. Ya’ think? Tell me, Cameron. Was it your dad calling you on the phone letting you know this may get some press (and that he has publicly endorsed the other guy) or was it those boxes of nasty grams you have been receiving to “Letters to the Editor” calling for your faith on a platter?

In his blog post, [Cameron] Strang wrote that he initially accepted the benediction invitation, in part, so he could pray in a forum where faith isn’t typically emphasized. He also wanted to provide tangible evidence that “this generation of values voters doesn’t necessarily need to draw political battle lines the way previous generations have, and that we can work through areas of disagreement toward common goals.”

Dude, you have read Ecclesiastes before, right? Maybe you have heard there is a “time and place for every thing under heaven”? To make a statement about faith, this place ain’t it. Your discernment may have been deadened a little, but it’s nice to know your hearing is doing well. That WHOOSH sound you hear was your circulation numbers going bye-bye down the toilet.

Welcome back, Cameron.

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