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.

4 comments:

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.