Thursday, August 03, 2006

Fighter jets mixed up with the cross

Many thanks to Casey for her link to this New York Times article:

Disowning Conservative Politics, Evangelical Pastor Rattles Flock

An excerpt:

[The Rev. Gregory A. Boyd] said he first became alarmed while visiting another megachurch’s worship service on a Fourth of July years ago. The service finished with the chorus singing “God Bless America” and a video of fighter jets flying over a hill silhouetted with crosses.

“I thought to myself, ‘What just happened? Fighter jets mixed up with the cross?’ ”

I find it interesting that this guy has a fairly conservative set of morals, but he also thinks that those morals don't need to be legislated. In my experience, that's a rare combination of opinions.


Casey said...

That picture really freaks me out.

crystal said...

Sadly, thanks to the current administration, many people equate christianity with conservative politics.

Darius said...

The whole jingoistic/Christianistic phenomenon to me seems so odd.

It would take a sociologist or anthropologist maybe to figure that one out...

Samuel said...

Crystal is alas so right. As a European, I'll just say that I love America and I love Jesus. But the picture and the text in your post really freak me out.