Contrary to Jonathan Frank’s opinion article, the Moral Majority and Vote Common Good are not the same at all.
The problem with some organizations, like Vote Common Good on the left or Moral Majority on the right, is this: They attempt to shoehorn faith into the mold of a political party, instead of letting faith be the mold through which Christians reach their political decisions.
Among the unavoidable claims of the gospel is that those following in the way of Jesus will be wounded. The Way leads to abundance, but it is not painless. A false gospel — or a half-gospel — wounds, but not in a way that brings about healing. White Jesus wounds the body and soul of everyone he encounters, but lacks either the power or the gentle touch to bind up our wounds.
“You can’t endorse me … but I endorse you and what you are doing.” That memorable phrase, delivered by presidential candidate Ronald Reagan at the Religious Roundtable National Affairs Briefing in Dallas in August 1980, highlighted the public beginnings of…