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Every denomination needs one of these...

Americans United selective non-partisanship

Friday, December 07, 2007

As expected, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and Barry Lynn couldn't pass up an opportunity for a sound bite ... and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's speech on politics and religion without chiming in. From Barry Lynn's press release:
"I am an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and I believe in
my faith," Lynn added. "But I believe just as strongly that non-believers are
good Americans too. I wish Romney had said that."

Americans United is a nonpartisan organization that takes no position
on candidates for any elective office. Lynn said he is responding solely to
constitutional inaccuracies in Romney's remarks, not taking a stand on his
Lynn is right about Romney, but disingenuous on being non-partisan. Although Lynn is a UCC ordained minister (as if that gives him some special distinction or clarity on the separation of church and state), UCCtruths has pointed out numerous times how he selectively judges how political candidates respect the separation of church and state. While Lynn takes a jab at Romney, he most recently ignored fellow UCCer Barack Obama's "alter call" during the campaign. If Lynn has any credibility, he needs to be consistent in his judgment... and he clearly is not.
posted by UCCtruths, Friday, December 07, 2007


Just to be fair, perhaps Rev. Lynn believes that being a UCC minister gives him a clear handle on the separation of Church and Historic Christian Orthodoxy and thereby this gives him insight into separating the church from other matters?
commented by Anonymous ReformationUCC.org, 11:25 AM  

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