Caption: "And behold a pale horse." (Full disclosure: the animal pictured above is not a Goat Rope Farm resident. Actually, he's a Vermont horse, which explains the accent.)
There's been a good deal of discussion recently about political divisions among evangelical Christians.
It's becoming clearer that the religious right doesn't have a lock on these voices votes.
One recent sign of the times was the resignation in late Nov. of the Rev. Joel Hunter from the leadership position of the Christian Coalition before he fully assumed his post.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Hunter said he
quit as president-elect of the group founded by evangelist Pat Robertson because he realized he would be unable to broaden the organization's agenda beyond opposing abortion and gay marriage.
He hoped to include issues such as easing poverty and saving the environment.
"These are issues that Jesus would want us to care about," Hunter said.
Hunter's effort to raise "compassion issues" fell flat with the Christian Coalition, which stated that he resigned due to "differences in philosophy and vision."
According to the article, Hunter believes this indicates that the coalition is unwilling to part with its partisan ways. "To tell you the truth, I feel like there are literally millions of evangelical Christians that don't have a home right now," Hunter said.
These signs of a growing awareness of other issues are good for evangelicals and the country as a whole.
El Cabrero has said it before and will again: Christians would be well advised to go for less jihad and more Jesus.
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