My One Political Post
Posted: Monday, October 17
1 Timothy 2:1-15
Verse of the day:
Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. ( I Timothy 2:2)
I have a general rule of thumb: one political post per season. I do believe it’s important to publicly engage politics. It’s also important to strike a balance on social media. My political opinions should never eclipse my more important posts about faith, family, and what I’m cooking for dinner. #ivotepancakes
I do want to keep this brief, so I’ve made two lists.
List #1: People That Have Disappointed Me (in no particular order)
Donald Trump // If someone was shocked by the ‘locker room’ talk, then they haven’t been paying attention. A man’s character is what he says and does over a lifetime, and the catalogue of quotes are painfully reprehensible.
Hillary Clinton // I remember when the actor, Bill Cosby, was first accused of rape. Everyone believed he was innocent, but when the testimonies kept pouring in day after day, his guilt became unavoidable. Hillary Clinton’s truth-lessness is unavoidable.
Gary Johnson // I listen to ten minutes of NPR every morning as I drive to work. If a music pastor with four kids can find time to be briefed on Aleppo, then presidential candidates should be expected to do the same.
John Haggee & Pat Robertson // Both ministers have recently deemed Trump as the ‘righteous’ choice for Christians. Ministers should never tell congregants who to elect; it overinflates their influence and devalues the Christians who identify with the opposing candidate.
Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush // How is it that no one here could convince primary voters they were more presidential than Donald Trump? I’m disappointed.
List #2: People That Have NEVER Disappointed Me (in a very specific order)
The Father The Son The Holy Spirit
Thankfully, the non-elected apostle Paul teaches us how to respond to my list of disappointments. (I Timothy 2:2) “Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.” Others may choose to lose their dignity in the next three weeks, but I don’t have the spare time. I’ll be praying. I’ll vote on November 8th, and then I will keep praying for whomever America elects.