The surest way to trash the gospel is to invoke God’s holy name to propagate a partisan political agenda that has nothing to do with the spiritual wisdom of Jesus and everything to do with political privilege and power.
Faith leaders say a group of bills in the Republican-controlled state legislature “promote discrimination rather than justice and demean the worth of LGBTQ people in our state.”
Has the holy word of God been reduced to a prop to win points with a political base? Those who support so-called “Bible bills” claim to love the Scripture, but I believe tossing the Bible into a partisan wrestling match betrays that claim.
The Virginia state senate on Monday passed a bill that would allow Bible teaching in public high schools.
The Alliance of Baptists and Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty are among 43 national religious, civil rights and other organizations joining in a statement warning state lawmakers across the country about an organized effort by evangelical political groups to…