Saturday, July 29, 2006

The State Of The Church

In my ongoing quest to highlight the attempts of religious leaders to separate their churches from political agendas, there is another book from another Evangelical that preaches the value of separation of Church and State.  The perceived political power of Religious Right Values Voters will only be diminished if the Church takes on the very serious debate of whether or not the Church is the proper place for political activism and displays of patriotism.  Rev. Gregory A. Boyd is raising the issue in his sermons and in his new book, The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church.  Amen brother, it’s destroying our country too!


Anonymous david said...

I can recommend The Radical Reverend, Cheri DiNovo. She's a minister with the United Church of Canada and author of Qu(e)ering Evangelism. She has a weekly radio show on Toronto's CIUT-FM.

Rev. Cheri DiNovo performed Canada's first legalized same-sex marraige. And she's been nominated to run for a seat in the Ontario provincial legislature by the NDP, Canada's social democratic party.

The separation of Church & State was meant to keep the State out of the Church. I see no reason why faith should not inform one's politics. But the State should in no way try to create an Established Church. And there's no reason why liberals and progressives should not make their voices heard.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Ridge said...

You might be interested in reading some articles by Bill Press.

8:24 AM  

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