What will it Take?
Thanks to Kate who pointed out the following blog posting from Imataio Christi blog, a site I hand't been aware of but will definitely watch... And Dems will need to remember this same lesson for the next Democratic President in 2008. Here are excerpts:
"In recent posts, I have been writing about the captivity of our imaginations, how the tyranny of current perceptions creates boundaries around our ability to imagine that things could be significantly different. Note that I say “current perceptions” rather than “current realities,” because those who would seek to keep our imaginations bound often do so by trying to create a false reality that serves their interests.
Over time, we may come to embrace these perceptions of reality, and we become increasingly bound by them as if drawn irresistibly into their orbit. They become “our reality,” and we can easily become the supporters and defenders of things that we should know better than to support or defend. When this happens, the question becomes how bad things will have to get before we awaken.
A form of this question is the one I have for my evangelical sisters and brothers: how long will the support for the Bush administration continue in light of its increasingly significant betrayal of the core commitments of Jesus? What will it take to demand either that they stop wrapping themselves in the mantle of Christian faith or that they begin to live up to the obligations that attend that mantle?
Frankly, while I have at least a passing grasp of church history, I am speechless pretty much on a daily basis due to the audacity of this administration and the deafening silence of so many evangelical leaders....
At any point in this sad story, we should have arrived at the point where all Christians would demand accountability. Yet, here we are facing all of these outrageous circumstances, and evangelicals remain the strongest supporters of this administration. What will it take?
My guess is that the answer is just this: as long as this administration talks up its opposition to abortion and homosexuality, then they can do whatever else they please and too many will remain quiet. I can only give thanks that the One we claim to follow did not have such a stilted view of morality..."