The divine right of Christian candidates

U.S. Representative Katherine Harris became a household name when, as Florida Secretary of State, she halted the 2000 presidential election recount. Last week she filled the Florida Baptist Witness in on her vision of the role “people of faith should play in politics and government.”

The Bible says we are to be salt and light. And salt and light means not just in the church and not just as a teacher or as a pastor or a banker or a lawyer, but in government and we have to have elected officials in government and we have to have the faithful in government and over time, that lie we have been told, the separation of church and state, people have internalized, thinking that they needed to avoid politics and that is so wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers. And if we are the ones not actively involved in electing those godly men and women and if people aren’t involved in helping godly men in getting elected than we’re going to have a nation of secular laws. That’s not what our founding fathers intended and that’s certainly isn’t what God intended. So it’s really important that members of the church know people’s stands.

Hey, great — it’s the Divine Right for a whole new millennium. (Thanks for the heartburn, Greg.)

Previously: “Signing statements help Bush rack up despot comparisons.”


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