For the last several months, I have been corresponding with Dr. Robert Parham who is with The Baptist Center for Ethics in Tennessee. They are working on a DVD that challenges the idea that is you're a Christian, then you must also be a Republican. Democrats, with the help of people like Jim Wallis, are beginning to talk about the rightful role of faith in politics. For instance, the group Faithful Democrats was founded by Roy Herron, a Tennessee state senator. The Baptist Center for Ethics DVD features both ministers and politicians discussing the topic. I've seen a rough cut, and it is very well done. Here's a tease:
When I had the opportunity to visit with David Westen the other night, he made the point that it is not important that our elected leaders be of a particular faith, but it is important that they be people of good faith. I think that's right.