On today’s episode of “WallBuilders Live,” Rick Green and David Barton interviewed the ALCJ’s David French about a piece he wrote following the election entitled “Progressive Evangelicals’ Epic Fail.” The discussion prompted Barton to declare that there really should be no such thing as the Religious Right or the Religious Left, as all Christians should just be “biblical” in their voting … and since things like health care reform and climate change are not mentioned in the Bible, they shouldn’t be things that Christians consider when casting their ballots:
Where does the Bible line up on education? Alright, that’s where I am.
Where does the Bible line up on taxation? Okay, that’s where I am.
Where does the Bible line up on social programs? Alright, that’s where I am.
And from that standpoint there has been, over the last twelve years particularly, especially every presidential election there’s been a lining-up of the Religious Left and the Religious Right.
Religious Left runs in, as they have the last few years, and says ‘Christians, you can’t be concerned about stuff like life and marriage, you gotta be concerned about climate change, you have to be concerned about health care’ and they go through all these things. And I am concerned about that, if I can find it in the Bible. And that’s really what it has to boil down to.
Sometimes we let our cultural positions or our political positions trump our biblical positions. And that’s what the Religious Left has done, saying ‘yeah, yeah, yeah, we know the Bible is about life and marriage and those other things, but we’re really concerned about global warming and about saving the planet and et cetera and so we want you to be concerned about that too.’
Alright, show me that in the Bible and I will be concerned about it.