UPDATE: Jim Wallis and Richard Land will be holding a discussion tonight on evangelicals and the 2012 Presidential race. Go here for more info.
The important thing to ask and review before taking to heart any argument on what is a “Christian America” or the role of religion in politics, is “What KIND of Christian are they? And what fruit do they bear? What is their impact on the name of Christ and their actions on the world?”
We encourage you to read especially Jim Wallis’ discussion within this report – a Biblical, balanced view on the role of our faith in politics and commands/values of Christ.
Discussion from NY Times:
Discussions of faith are a staple of American politics, on both the right and the left. One minister who supports Rick Perry said that, as a Mormon, Mitt Romney is not a Christian — but still would be preferable to “a professing Christian like Barack Obama who embraces un-biblical values.” For his part, President Obama has often emphasized his religion, saying last year that “my public service is part of that effort to express my Christian faith.”
If politicians say their religion guides them, and influential ministers have a litmus test for candidates’ “biblical values,” it’s fair to ask: Which politicians espouse policies that align with Christianity? How so?
Read the report here: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/10/30/the-role-of-religion-in-the-2012-election/?ref=politics