Hi there! Today I'm sharing a snippet from Nick, the youth pastor at Kennedy's church. I'm curious to know what you think of his political opinions.
“The American church is on its deathbed, at least when it comes to conservative evangelical Christianity. These folks like Carl, they're not taken seriously anymore. People don’t come to church to hear arguments out of the 1950s against gay marriage or abortion.”
“Wait, so you’re saying you’re pro-choice?” Kennedy asked.
“That’s not at all what I’m saying. But really, is abortion the issue, or is poverty the issue? Did you know that eighty percent of women who get abortions cite the child’s financial burden as the biggest reason for their decision? So what should we do, should we focus on banning abortions, or should we spend that same energy and resources on lifting women out of poverty so they don’t need the procedure in the first place? Do I like abortion? No. But are we really doing any good when all we talk about is which pro-life candidates to elect?”
Kennedy frowned. She wasn’t following Nick’s line of reasoning, and she had the feeling that she was too uninformed to ever catch up with his personal train of thought.
“Around the country, Christians are seen almost unanimously as judgmental hypocrites doing what they can to strong-arm the government into agreeing with everything they preach. I mean, I’m all for the Bible, but seriously, does it really matter if a courtroom hangs up a copy of the Ten Commandments or not? I mean, when Jesus tells us to feed the hungry and free the oppressed, was he really talking about whether or not school kids say under God in the pledge of the allegiance or not?”
Blooper of the Day: She remembered the picture of the QT tankini girl on his desk and assumed he had a girlfriend back on the West Coast. (That's supposed to say cute by the way.)
Procrastination Method of Choice: My family took me out for a post-birthday dinner. It was fabulous! I'm one lucky woman!
Let me know: What do you think of Nick's rant at the beginning of this post? Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with him or not, do you find his statements realistic? Offensive? Totally off base?