Monday, May 14, 2012

Presidential Election

I received this in an email from Focus on the Family last week.  I thought it was worth reposting.

What's the right way for Christians to remain culturally engaged, even when
we don't completely agree with everything a candidate stands for?
 Watch this week's CitizenLink Reportin which my colleagues Stuart Shepard and Gary Schneeberger discuss what it means to be a culturally engaged Christian.
I believe Focus on the Family President Jim Daly succinctly answered that question in an op-ed published in The Washington Post last week.

" '(V)alues,' " he wrote, "do not equal 'religion.' ... While it is indeed our religious faith that informs our values, we must remember that we are electing a president, not a pastor, priest, rabbi, imam or elder. It is a civic, not spiritual, position with secular, not sanctifying, duties. What is of paramount importance in selecting an occupant for such an office is not whether he or she attends the same house of worship as we do; it's whether he or she adheres to a moral and ethical code, rooted in natural law rather than doctrinal purity, that we believe offers a better vision for America."

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