Calvin College cracked
College ad to protest Bush visit
I have to take special issue with this because I'm of the Reformed faith myself. I've heard horror stories out of Calvin for a while now but this is the most specific thing I have seen in a while and I just feel like shaking my head.
One-third of the professors at an evangelical Christian college in Grand Rapids, Mich., are taking out a large ad in a local newspaper Saturday to protest President Bush's commencement speech.Pseudo-augustinian scholars pretending to be political authorities. If you think that's cracked, there's more...
"As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers and to initiate war only as a last resort," the ad will say. "We believe your administration has launched an unjust and unjustified war in Iraq."
"No single political position should be identified with God's will," says the ad, which also chastises the president for "actions that favor the wealthy of our society and burden the poor."More blanket statements that wreak of slobbering liberal, government-worshiping theology. And it gets better...
Christians are to be characterized by love and gentleness, it adds, but "we believe that your administration has fostered intolerance and divisiveness and has often failed to listen to those with whom it disagrees."
Moreover, says the letter, set to run in the Grand Rapids Press, the Bush administration's environmental policies "have harmed creation," and it asks the president "to re-examine your policies in light of our God-given duty to pursue justice with mercy."This is just funny. They may be trying to be good little liberals but they are sure doing a pathetic job of it. They are speaking in past tense, as if the environment has been damaged somehow because we rejected Kyoto and the senate passed the needed permission to drill in the frozen tundra.
Ok, so it's just more of the same. I shouldn't really care but the fact is, many of the people who are in my church used to be in the Christian Reformed Church. Now you know why they aren't anymore.