Saturday, May 23, 2009

Liberty?

I read today that Liberty University will no longer recognize the Democratic Club on their campus. Now, I am not a democrat (nor would I consider myself a republican), but I think this is a bad move on a few different levels to kick them out. And, I must point out that the name Liberty seems a bit ironic at this point! The University said that they will no longer recognize them because "the national party's platform goes against the conservative Christian school's moral principles." If you want to read the article, click here and read what The Washington Post reported.

To make the statement that "the national party's platform goes against the conservative Christian school's moral principles" are you implying that the Republican Party is wholly in line with your values? I certainly hope not. The marrying of Christianity with one political party has weakened Christianity for long enough. Hopefully we can move beyond blind support one party and think about ALL issues through Biblical lens.

Those are just a few of my thoughts, I'd love to know what you think about the story.

2 comments:

Dusty said...

As a Liberty Alumni I would have to say I am highly saddened at this. There's nothing like pumping up that unfortunate stereotype most non-Christians have of Christianity that we are all close minded. Knowing Jerry Falwell Sr. through Liberty and my years at Thomas Road Baptist Church, he was very conservative but also surprisingly fair and open. I would be hard pressed to believe he would allow this to happen if he were alive today.

WorshipNotes said...

Seems to me that if we encouraged Bible-believing Democrats to live out their faith in the public square (as Chuck Colson likes to call it) our culture would be better off. Same for Republicans. And Indepedents. And Libertarians. And the Green Party.