Saturday, March 27, 2004

Democrats of the world, unite! And cite Scripture?

Leading Democrats, including former Presidents Carter and Clinton, gathered on Thursday evening to raise money for Senator John Kerry and to unite the party behind him. As part of his comments on Thursday, President Clinton said, "Our party has a new leader. .... I ask you to say to him what he has said to us his entire adult life: Send me."

Does it make anyone else's skin crawl to hear a Scripture reference used in this context? No matter how much a person might support Kerry's position on taxes or the war in Iraq, it strikes me as disrespectful to equate campaigning for any man to the Great Commission to spread the Gospel. A good Southern Baptist like Bill Clinton ought to know that.