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Faith in the Wrong Things

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, October 9, 2006

Faith in the Wrong Things

October 9, 2006

What have we learned about the Mark Foley scandal? Among other things, we’ve learned that the leaking of his emails to male pages was orchestrated by a homosexual activist in conjunction with the Democratic National Committee. The gay press says there are as many 20 homosexuals in Congress, most of whom remain closeted. The threat is real. If they don’t vote the way gay activists want, they could be outed. But probably not if they are democrats, because the gay activists want democrats back in power. They reason they have a better chance advancing their agenda with democrats than republicans, no matter how hypocritical some republicans are.

What we’ve also learned – or should have learned by now – is how dangerous it is for Christians to align themselves too closely with one party or program, or to believe that politics and politicians can solve moral decay. They can’t because politics is not a matter of the soul. The gospel is. Christians always get burned when they put too much faith in the kingdom of this world to solve problems and conditions only the kingdom not of this world can answer.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.