“While mentioning the Democratic talking points of racism (which is about as common in our country as alcohol abolitionism these days) and “lifting up the poor,” he did not mention anything about protecting religious liberties, the right of conscience, or the unborn.”
(Pulpit & Pen) Tim Keller, the Marxist co-founder of the political organization, The Gospel Coalition, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times, warning Christians not to identify with the Republican Party and not to assume the Democratic Party is not “the Christian one.” This editorial seems to have set the tone for more recent attacks against partisanism on the part of ERLC and TGC leaders we’ve seen in recent weeks.
Keller wrote in the NYT…
To work for better public schools or for a justice system not weighted against the poor or to end racial segregation requires political engagement. Christians have done these things in the past and should continue to do so.
Nevertheless, while believers can register under a party affiliation and be active in politics, they should not identify the Christian church or faith with a political party as the only Christian one.
To Tim Keller, political involvement for the believer has little to do with stopping infanticide. The NYC religious leader virtually never mentions the plight of the unborn. Neither does he seem to care one iota about gay marriage, religious liberty, or rights endowed by our Creator. No, Tim Keller thinks government-run schools are the primary reason Christians should be involved in politics.