I am waiting for conservative Christian activists to denounce Ann Coulter. I’m waiting and waiting and waiting and I’m waiting. This does not seem like a tough one, after all, Coulter has now publicly said of presidential candidation John Edwards she wished, “he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.”
Christians involved in politics must do the hardest thing of all – they must push for their positions in such a way as to bring glory to God. If they don’t do that, if they don’t sublimate their politics to God something horrible happens – politics becomes their God.
History is replete with examples of how this works well – the Underground Railroad, abolition, the civil rights movement, women’s suffrage – this is not one of those times. Too many conservative Christian activists are behaving as if God is subordinate to their political desires…or worse that he is simply a pawn to be used in their desires.
Ann Coulter is a perfect little example of this problem. Countless conservative Christians embrace her and groups like the so-called Family Research Council feature her at banquets. And when she says things like wishing death upon a presidential candidate the Christians say nothing at all.
Who will step forward first? A lot of people are waiting…