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'Evangelical Leader Preaches Pullback From Politics, Culture Wars'


"For years, as the principal public voice for the Southern Baptist Convention, the country's biggest evangelical group, Richard Land warned of a 'radical homosexual agenda' and pushed for a federal ban on same-sex marriage. His successor, Russell Moore, sounded a different note. . . . 'We are involved in the political process, but we must always be wary of being co-opted by it,' Mr. Moore said in an interview in his Washington office, a short walk from Congress. 'Christianity thrives when it is clearest about what distinguishes it from the outside culture.'"

Read more: Neil King, Jr., Wall Street Journal

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Moore apparently felt some heat over the article and wrote his own "correction" on his blog which, quite honestly, left him sounding like a politician. A lot of denials and claims but nothing concrete. He believes in immigration reform, but never once in his rebuttal does he say HOW immigration should be reformed. I commented on his blog asking for specific clarifications and to date, my comment remains "awaiting moderation". If I were misquoted, I'd use my own blog to clear it up. And so I created a blog (jesussaysmine.blogspot.com) and the first article was countering the stances taken in the above WSJ article. Why wouldn't Mr. Moore do the same?
"They aren't part of an evil conspiracy."

It's not a conspiracy. Homosexuality is being OPENLY promoted, everywhere.

"Marriage, he added, was a bond between a man and a woman, but shouldn't be seen as a "'culture war' political issue.""

Tell that to the homosexuals who are using the marriage issue as a culture war political issue.

"Today, after more than three decades of activism, many in the religious right are stepping back from the front lines."

It's called giving up and giving in. It's too hard to keep swimming upstream, so best not to even try. I wonder what Jesus would say about that?




"He focuses on how to keep millennials engaged in the church. His advice to church leaders: Be "winsome, kind and empathetic.""

Hm, is that what we see Jesus doing? My Bible shows Jesus often making things MORE difficult for those who said they wanted to follow Him, not easier. And if people chose to walk away, He let them.


"Party leaders earlier this year released a manifesto calling for the GOP to become more tolerant, welcoming and inclusive."

I didn't even know about this.


"Mr. Moore and other prominent Christian conservatives are blunt in conceding that their long quest to roll back the sexual revolution has failed."

Gee, I wonder why?

"The fight, they say, sowed divisions within the movement and alienated young believers."

So? That's what Jesus said would happen when you follow Him and uphold biblical truths.

"I would characterize the movement as having experienced a very tough defeat that now requires a shift of tactics,"

Translation: Give up, give in.

"At the same time, he emphasizes reconciliation and draws a traditional doctrinal distinction between the sinner and the sin."

What does that even MEAN?

"He travels almost weekly from his home in Nashville to Washington to meet with members of the Obama administration and with congressional leaders."

What is there to say to this administration other than, "Stop what you are doing"?

"He has allied with the Roman Catholic Church and other religious groups to make the case that overhauling the U.S. immigration system is a Christian goal."

What does that MEAN? Opening the borders? Giving the ok to those who break the law in entering this company? Christianity teaches it is moral to break the law? What Bible is he reading?

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I couldn't even read any further. It's just depressing.

Seems like everyone, everywhere, is just giving up.
My Non Sequitur Alarm is Ringing Off the Hook
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“Christianity thrives when it is clearest about what distinguishes it from the outside culture."

That's PRECISELY what a Christianly-principled stand (read “culture war”) against the decline of American morality/spirituality does: it distinguishes itself from the outside culture.

Your point again, Mr. Moore?