Kevin Cox of Des Moines has a point in his 7/29 letter to the editor. Some of it is also a lot of liberal yack yack, but some of it makes sense. Where he errors the most is thinking the Federal Government has some role as nanny to play. If he would have stuck to THE CHURCH has the duty to take care of the truly indigent, I would have bought it.
His theme does jive with something that has bothered me for a while, what I call “Republican Christians”. People who think Republican activism is what God needs to set things right in this world. Hardly. People on the radio like Janet Parshall and Tamara Scott are who I think of when I think of Republican Christians. Gary Bauer, James Dobson, and maybe Pat Robertson also, people like that. I think you need to keep politics and Christianity separate, otherwise, one is going to get tarnished.
[Anita Bryant is an interesting case study in the mixing of politics and religion, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Bryant . The people who control the media and Hollywood will not tolerate Christians who meddle, and in her case, was succesful for a time. She thwarted one of their causes, a homosexual ordinance in Dade County Florida. Over the years since then, everything she won was reversed. They also pretty much destroyed her public career. Much like Sarah Palin and Dan Quayle. With a virtually complete lack of Christians in the media and in Hollywood, that's going to happen. I would say though that she had more guts than most modern day preachers. Maybe someday Christians will start to populate entertainment industry management. Shoot, maybe someday they'll even own a Hollywood studio! Hey, there's a first time for everything.]