Recruitment

I’™m thinking of recruiting a writer or two to the web site, and I thought I’™d throw out my first idea.

I know a Minister in a fairly conservative church in Erie, PA. He’™s not progressive, but I’™d bet he feels feeding the hungry is more important than demonizing either liberals or gays. [...]

Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

I’™m thinking of recruiting a writer or two to the web site, and I thought I’™d throw out my first idea.

I know a Minister in a fairly conservative church in Erie, PA. He’™s not progressive, but I’™d bet he feels feeding the hungry is more important than demonizing either liberals or gays. Not that he thinks being gay is anything but a sin, but he also sees it as one sin among many. (Forgive me, Erie, if I got that wrong.)

What I’™d like to hire him on for at ASZ is to talk about those cases where he and other Evangelical Christians are treated as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Republican Party. Now my last conversation with him was a couple weeks ago, so i’™m not sure if he is still interested. But in our past here at ASZ we’™ve had highly religious writers who believed in the notion of social justice over the need for coopting religion for politics, so I see no conflict with our mission.

Let me know what you think, please. I should note, this guy will not come out as pro-choice or as pro-gay rights. But he doesn’™t see these as issues to preach about to any but his own congregation. Instead he will focus on the intersection of politics and religion in how he fears for his own gcongregation and the separation of church and state. Or, rather, the separation of church and Republican Party.

If you’™ve got strong feelings on this, please send me an email instead of a comment.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 by Richard Blair |
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