Monday, August 18, 2008

Christian Right splintered? GKChesterton and the election

As Benjamin Dueholm states in this news article from The National,
If America, as GK Chesterton famously proposed, is a nation with the soul of a church, its churches have often appeared to have the soul of a political party. Christian churches and other religious societies have played partisan roles in almost every major controversy in American history. Slavery and abolition, western expansion, prohibition of alcohol, expanding the franchise to women and non-whites and war and peace abroad have all been argued out in American pulpits and revival tents.
Then he discusses the latest developments between the Obama and McCain campaigns, all of which is pretty interesting reading.

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