Why, a common political purpose, I suppose – the election of Rick Perry who is beginning to look like the choice of the Religious Right for the 2012 presidential election.
Ex-SBCer James Robison, who fell from SBC grace years ago, summoned our two big guns (really big guns in Hatari Patterson’s case) to meet with Meyer, Copeland, David Barton, Ruth Graham and about 75 others at his HQ in Euless, TX. They had a little confab on saving the nation.
Alas, Plodder wasn’t invited to be among the Christian Worthies. I'll try to cope.
Reported from Robison’s spirituo-political summit:
It’s not about politics but about revival.Yeah, sure. It's political. It's about who. It's partly spiritual.
It’s not about ‘who’ but ‘what.’
Participants were reported to hunger and thirst for their Shining Christian Knight, presumably Perry, to use the campaign to get the nation to pray and straighten up and fix all these messes.
I'm deep, deep into cynicism here but the more I read the less I like the concept of another political messiah like the one the country elected in 2008: Obama, the Anointed One.
Bah humbug. I want a president who can run the country. I don't want a president who thinks he is Moses, or, to give him the benefit of the doubt, one whom our supposed spiritual leaders thinks is Moses.
Am I too far afield in asserting that there is no political salvation to the nation’s problems?
Is it heresy to state that God doesn’t need politicians to invoke revival and spiritual awakening?
Isn't it more likely that they will mess it up anyway?
Hey, Rick! Run for office. Throw your sombrero in the ring. I'll vote for you if you're the Republican nominee. Go for it. But don’t let them talk you into hijacking God as your running mate.
Report of the meeting of Robison's Evangelical Oligarchy may be found here:
Did the road toward the White House begin in Euless?