Saturday, April 16, 2005
Our Newest Op Ed- By Frederick Meekins
- By Frederick Meekins
A recent issue of Time magazine profiled a number of America's most influential Evangelicals. Among those with acceptable conservative credentials included historian David Barton, constitutional attorney Jay Sekulow, and author Tim LaHaye.
However, one professional religionist quietly slipped onto the list promotes a severely watered down brand of Christianity more about accommodating the faith to trendy progressive causes rather than applying a Biblical perspective to the issues of the day. For whereas those profiled such as Barton, Sekulow, and LaHaye earned their places on the roster for their strong positions they have taken in regards to their respective areas of expertise, Brian McLaren's claim to fame happens to be his spineless vacillation when confronted with matters requiring a distinctively Christian response proverbially separating the wheat from the chaff.
McLaren's Time profile starts out detailing McLaren's response to what this renowned cogitator thinks of gay marriage. To the inquiry he replied, "You know what, the thing that breaks my heart is there's no way I can answer it without hurting someone on either side."
What does that have to do with anything? For the true man of God, there is nothing to agonize over when formulating a response to such a clear cut issue...........
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