This past Easter weekend, I ran across this interesting article on CNN.com by author, talk-show host, and CNN contributor, Roland Martin, entitled, "What Would Jesus Really Do?". In the article, Martin calls out those "who pimp God", those of the Christian faith that talk a big game, but walk a little one. He challenges the hate, the political agenda, and the over-obsession with abortion and homosexuality as the focus of many Christians. If you understand the Christian faith to be one that demands action, and not just holy talk, then you have to give this article a read.
Here's a couple of gems from the article:
When did it come to the point that being a Christian meant caring about only two issues, abortion and homosexuality? Ask the nonreligious what being a Christian today means, and based on what we see and read, it's a good bet they will say that followers of Jesus Christ are preoccupied with those two points.
I'm looking for the day when Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Joyce Meyer, James Dobson, Tony Perkins, James Kennedy, Rod Parsley, " Patriot Pastors" and Rick Warren will sit at the same table as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Cynthia Hale, Eddie L. Long, James Meek, Fred Price, Emmanuel Cleaver and Floyd Flake to establish a call to arms on racism, AIDS, police brutality, a national health care policy, our sorry education system.