Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Seldom do I get to do a happy dance over being wrong, but the victory of Doug Jones over the nefarious Roy Moore last night gives me the opportunity.
Yes, it was pretty close, considering the charges against, and the record of, Moore, but at least 10,000 Alabamians were able to ignore the devil on their shoulder and listened to the angel instead. Maybe it was ‘Bama’s other senator, Richard Shelby, who did it when he basically said the other day (paraphrasing), “I’d write in PeeWee Herman before I’d vote for that S.O.B. Moore!” I guess we’ll never know for sure.
But what this whole calamity tells us more than anything is that many many many, if not most, GOP voters, not to mention politicians, have sold their souls in the name of realpolitik. And it’s especially disheartening with respect to evangelical Christians, who live by a pretty tried and true moral map. Or say they do.
Here’s what Christianity Today said about the problem, and it’s a good way to think about whether last night might be a watershed event or not:
When combative conservative Christians refuse to suffer patiently in the public square, retaliate when insults are hurled at them, and do not refrain from the appearance of evil, they sabotage not only their political cause but the cause they care about the most: the gospel of Jesus Christ.