It’s Sunday, what the hell lets discuss religion. Something I’ve found myself wondering about lately is can you be a Evangelical Christian and consider yourself to be a liberal? I know of prominent liberal prominent Roman Catholics, mainline Protestants, Jews, Mormons, Muslims but for the life of me I can’t think of one prominent Evangelical Christian who embraces a liberal political ideology. Which leads to my next question, is Evangelical Christianity a religion, political movement, or cult? Certainly no religion professes a more “pro-life” stance than the Roman church, yet 3 of the most prominent liberals in American politics today are members of the Roman Church, Senator Kennedy, The Speaker of the House, and Senator Kerry. The Majority Leader of the Senate, Harry Reid, a Mormon has by what most accounts could be considered a liberal record on the issues.
Yet to me it seems that if you claim to be an Evangelical Christian you must surrender all self will in matters of politics to the church. I used to have a friend who was a regular attendee of a mega church, when I asked if her if she wore her Obama for President button when attending church she told me no. For the life of me I could never imagine leaving my political beliefs in the parking lot upon entering a synagogue (rarely as that happens). So again let me ask, can you be an Evangelical Christian and a liberal?