Moral Contradictions

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Concise summary of Reed's misdeeds

Power + money corrupts. Power + money + Christianity corrupts the Body of Christ.

Ralph Reed has a very weak defense against charges of corruption as he runs for Lt. Governor of Georgia.

Via Jesus Politics, Garrison Keillor wrote a concise summary of Reed's dealing with Jack Abramoff.

If a preacher secretly accepts a bucket of money from a saloonkeeper to organize a temperance rally at a rival saloon and maybe send in a gang of church ladies to chop up the bar with their little hatchets, this would strike you and me as sleazy, but others are willing to make allowances, and so Ralph Reed's political career is still alive and breathing in Georgia. He has bathed himself in tomato juice and hopes to smile his way through the storm.

Isn't that a page out of President Clinton's playbook? Ignore scandal and try to use charm and looks to get through?

The difference is Reed has the support of many evangelicals because they view him as a potential Christian statesmen. I would have thought that more people in Georgia could see that the actions and the words of Mr. Reed don't quite match.

The fact that Ralph Reed is using his faith, despite damning evidence, is under-handed, sneaky, and sinister.

I have nothing against Christians running for office - I just want them to actually act like a Christian.


  • The willingness of the Right Wing to overlook, forgive, and forget the misdeeds (not simply slip-ups) of their own is truly amazing to me. My only comfort is that they will one day answer for their cynicism and two-facedness.


    By Blogger Dwight P., at Wednesday, July 12, 2006 10:22:00 AM  

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