The pulpit is no place for an agendaPublished 7:11pm Saturday, April 6, 2013
President John Adams wrote, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Well, it seems the now ruling secular society we live in has separated Christians into two distinct groups. From the sermon by Rector Dr. Luis Leon on Easter morning at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., attended by the first family no less, we have the religious right and apparently the religious left. He being of the religious left bent apparently.
Now, no doubt he was trying to make a favorable impression on the occasional church goers in the house, but to deliver a political message on Easter Sunday sets a new precedent. Since when did the pulpit become a tool of the far left agenda?
The accusations Rector Leon made against what he called the religious right wanting to turn back to times past are absurd. He threw that out for its shock value and to please his guests in attendance. Oh, whose to say there aren’t a minuscule minority of non-Christians who would subscribe to turning back the page, but they are just that, a minority much like the minority gay and lesbian population desiring to redefine marriage. Gay marriage is an issue of which true Christians have reservation about due to the teachings of the Holy Word of God, the Bible, among other things. Snicker and laugh if you will, but some Christians still believe in the infallible Word of God. Apparently, the religious left would like to revise or update the Bible or perhaps take some of the pages out.
Similarly the political left would like to discard our Constitution or make revisions updating it to their agenda. Hogwash to both ideas, John Adams spoke to the Constitution in the lead-in quote and the Holy Bible needs no revisions by present day mortals. They are both timeless.
The troublesome thing about this Easter sermon is the split Christians have allowed secular society to make in it. There is little doubt Christianity is under vicious attack from all quarters and there is a need for clarity and unity in purpose. The Bible should be the standard for all Christians.
Other disturbing issue during Easter week, Bill O’Reilly in his nationally televised program stated those in opposition to gay marriage were “thumping the Bible” to defend their position. How about the school principal at Heritage Elementary School in Alabama issuing a ban on using the word Easter and cancelling the school Easter egg hunts for kindergarten and second graders in the interest of religious diversity. Another one was the giant search engine company Google using its doodle on Easter Sunday to feature Hugo Chavez.
My, my, have things deteriorated to this level?