Archive for February, 2011

Faith vs. Politics

Monday, February 21st, 2011

This blog, as well as our website, is primarily a site about the Christian faith.  However, we also delve into politics occasionally, and some readers wonder why.  Well, one of today’s news stories might shed some light on this. 

It was reported today that a group of religious leaders (Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant) are offering sanctuary to the Wisconsin Democrats who are boycotting the union bill vote by not showing up for work in their elected positions.  Here’s an example of where morality meets politics.  These state legislators are violating the scriptural (and logical) doctrine of 2 Thessalonians 3:10 (“The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”), as well as Romans 13:1 (“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.”)  They are violating the law, as well as public trust.  Also, the teachers who called in sick (they lied–Exodus 20:16) to attend the rallies have no excuse either. 

Incidentally, these teachers and others on government payrolls need to pay an increased (and reasonable) amount toward their benefits and retirement, just like those in the private sector have had to do over the past twenty years.  It’s really for their own benefit, because if they don’t, many of them will be laid off.