I don’t like worthless, empty slogans, but I have a real problem when those worthless, empty slogans are used to justify a moral or theological position.
To give one example, the slogan “Love is love” is bad enough, but it’s far worse when it’s used to justify same-sex “marriage.”
In the same way, I’m not keen on the line, “But we’re electing a president, a commander-in-chief, not a pastor-in-chief.” But when it’s used to justify voting for someone who has a long track record of being ruthless, cruel, unchristian, immoral, profane, full of pride, greedy, and double-minded, then I have a real problem with it.
Put another way, does the fact that we’re electing a president, not a pastor (or priest or Pope) mean that the president doesn’t need to have a solid moral base? That he doesn’t need integrity? That he can mistreat and abuse others? That he can be petulant, self-centered, and nasty? That ethics don’t matter since he’s our political leader not our spiritual leader?
What kind of thinking is that?
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