6/13/17

Bernie's theological meltdown


"At a contentious confirmation hearing last week for Russell Vought as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget — generally not known as an institution with theological job requirements — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took vigorous exception to an online post Vought had written claiming that Muslims (and, presumably, others) who “have rejected Jesus Christ” therefore “stand condemned.”

Sanders found this “indefensible” and “hateful.”"

Well ... it is defensible, sort of, though I don't agree with it. I'm more in line with Rob Bell, Thomas Jay Oord, and John Donne on this one. But here's the thing. When it comes to doing the job, I really don't care what Vought thinks, theologically. We don't have to be in theological agreeance. If he wants to be a member of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, what do I care? The only time it would matter, should matter ... is if Vought used his religious beliefs to discriminate under the color of the authority of his position. Bernie needs to get a grip.