He was trying to connect with those in the church. He is correct. If they, like him, have been adopted into the family of God, that makes them Brothers and Sisters. Not a big deal, just a statement of fact.
No more controversial than saying you know what? We have the same mother so we are brothers/sisters. Just the facts.
posted on 01/19/2011 12:15:41 PM PST
I guess it's just me. I don't like politicians using the megaphone provided by their position preaching; and perhaps it's more that his tone seemed so unnecessarily inflammatory. It's one thing to ask for guidance or to call people to observe a day of thanksgiving, but this goes too far for me. I really don't want the government involved in my church. I hate to admit it, but I have to be intellectually honest. Substitute Christian for Muslim and God for Allah in his statement, which would be his right to say if he were an elected Muslim, and I would be incensed. I fear that pushing the envelope on prosthelytizing in public office will come back to haunt us when our pro-Muslim immigration policy produces the 'multiculturalism' it's designed to produce.
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