Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A local pastor ventures forth

Newt Gingrich, who has been building a campaign against the secular, socialist machine, has named Jim Garlow to be head of Renewing American Leadership.  Jim Garlow is the pastor at Skyline Wesleyan Church in La Mesa, located about five miles east of downtown San Diego.  Renewing American Leadership is part of a trend in political evangelicalism to link the success of the USA in an idealized past with religion:

"I believe Speaker Gingrich has created an essential vehicle for educating our nation about its profound and unique Judeo-Christian heritage, the foundation upon which our liberties are based and upon which they depend," Garlow said.  "I am truly honored to be partnering with Speaker Gingrich and his team and look forward to what we will accomplish.
Leading up to this appointment Garlow has been active with the Family Research Council, another organization trying to impose religious thinking into politics.  Garlow and the Family Research Council, for example, opposed the health care overhaul bill as anti-biblical.  This is despite the Skyline Wesleyan Church's website, which assures us that nearly all Jim Garlow cares about is charity and helping others. 

Whether good or ill, the evangelical political trend marches onward, obliging humanists to at least remain conscious and aware.

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