Thursday, October 30, 2008

Single Issue Voting

I have come to believe that it would be an irresponsible act to select the next leader of the largest and most powerful free nation in the world based one one or two hot button issues.

While pondering the shortcomings of single issue voting, this statement by Jesus about religious hypocrisy came to mind...

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices — mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law — justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel." (Matthew 23:23-24)

Please take the time to read these two posts on the God's Politics Blog...

My Personal ‘Faith Priorities’ for this Election by Jim Wallis

Voting as Damage Control by Shane Claiborne

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)