War and genocide not moral issue for some Christians | SummitDaily.com

War and genocide not moral issue for some Christians

Bill BickertonBreckenridge

Dillon Community Church held a service to discuss “Christians and Democracy” on Oct. 8.After a 40 minute highly partisan and biased presentation on the U.S. Electoral College and Amendment 36, a voter’s guide was passed out. The presenter, Brian Post, senior pastor at the church, urged the congregation to vote based on the candidates views on these, and only these, moral issues. None of the issues on the voters guide concerned war, genocide in Sudan, integrity in government, environmental stewardship, supporting godless dictators, the death penalty, the minimum wage, corporate corruption, nuclear weapons or many of the other issues facing us today. I, as a Christian and an American, believe there are moral aspects to all of these issues. I hope that Christians and all Americans will look beyond the simplistic and misleading “voter guides” that say, for example, that certain candidates do not support protecting the U.S. from terrorism. To baldly state that any American running for government supports terrorism is dishonest and disgusting. To have Christian groups spouting this vitriol is shameful.Christians and religious leaders might do well to, using an oft used cliché, look at What Would Jesus Do. I don’t remember reading that Jesus sided with the Sadducees because they were a little less bad than the Pharisees, or hang out with the money changers in the temple because some of the money went to anti-Roman groups. Jesus consistently stood up for the powerless and didn’t compromise his principles and integrity by cozying up to power, even if it would have helped him advance his “cause.”

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