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God and Our Political Platforms

Rachel Held Evans brings it:

There seems to be a misconception among many American Christians that fighting the good fight of faith means keeping God’s name on our money, in our speeches, in our pledge, and on our bumper stickers. But this is the danger of civic religion: it convinces us that God’s name is the same as God’s presence; it convinces us that we’ve “won” when we hear the right words, regardless of whether we’ve seen the right fruit. (Emphasis hers)

To quote Derek Webb, “My first allegiance is not to a flag, a country, or a man/My first allegiance is not to democracy or blood/It’s to a king and a kingdom.”