Thursday, November 11, 2004

SILENT ON WAR AND VIOLENCE. This is the second moral issue for which there was an uneasy silence from conservative religious election organizers last week:
I did not hear any moral-issue candidate or evangelical leader even second-guess the Bush doctrine of “pre-emptive war.” No Christian voter’s guide challenged this historically unprecedented “strike first” policy that was immediately used to justify the American-led attack on Iraq. I have not seen morally-bold evangelicals and Catholics in any official capacity denounce war or violence in the past four years. And yet Jesus’ witness and instructions could not be more clear regarding the rejection of such violence and militarism for his followers and church.
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