Saturday, May 23, 2009

Quote of the Day

State Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) on the Liberty University/Young Democrats incident:
The point is not that either Dems or Repubs are closer to the message of the Gospel. No, the real point is that political parties -- like any human institution -- are necessarily imperfect. Because people are imperfect. In a democracy, we put forward these two (or more) imperfect options and let the voters decide.

Neither party has an exclusive hold on the truth. You've got to have both sides. Because without an opposition, there's no point in having a political process.

Most importantly from the faith perspective, the school is precluding its students from engaging in public life as Christians. Jesus met and spoke with everyone in his world. Did he distinguish based on social position or political party? Of course not. He met with tax collectors, prostitutes and lepers.

I get tired of seeing Christians ridiculed as right-wing drones. We come in all shapes and sizes. But Liberty University is perpetuating this stereotype with its actions. (emphasis mine)

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