I’m responding to Deborah Scott’s letter of May 19 ("Challenge to evangelical Christians to speak truths, follow commandments).
The letter implies that evangelical Christians are responsible for electing the leaders of this country. Evangelical Christians make up only 26 percent of the population, so that would not be possible.
And let me ask, if only liars, cheats, bullies and thieves run for office (not implying that this is true), what are the people to do? Elect no one?
The letter challenged our current evangelical leaders to give equal time to all the commandments and demanded truth from our leaders. A person can demand the truth, but it will not always be what you get.
That’s pretty obvious today, not only from our leaders but also from those who are responsible for reporting the truth.
We live in a broken country, a broken world, and it’s been that way forever. The world is full of sin and sinners.
Demanding perfection from our leaders requires perfection from us in return. Since that is impossible, we must be willing to accept that we will be led by less than perfect people working with a less than a perfect system, until all of us are willing to give equal time to all of God’s commandments.
Please don’t just blame evangelical Christians for this countries problems. Everyone is responsible.
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