Monday, November 08, 2004

When the personal shouldn't be political

Gary Hart, the former presidential candidate, wrote a very thoughtful op-ed piece in today's New York Times on the dangers of mixing faith with politics in political campaigns. Raised in the Church of the Nazarene, Hart also points out that the Christian faith includes social justice and helping the poor, and it does not give the U.S. a mandate to invade Iraq or other countries.

2 Comments:

Blogger Robert said...

Just a note of personal interest. My Grandfather started out as a minister for the Church of the Nazarene, and ended up as a minister for the Congrationalists... talk about going from one end of the spectrum to the other.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Stephen Denney said...

That is interesting. I visited the Church of the Nazarene in downtown Portland a few times in the late 70s, at a time when I was searching for the right church. I saw the late Eldridge Cleaver speak there once (having renounced his political radicalism).

11:59 PM  

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