AP - Beau Underwood is putting his faith in politics. He's a 22-year-old at the University of Chicago Divinity School, an active member of the Disciples of Christ and — in his spare time — he's showing candidates that the path to political righteousness doesn't always veer right.
Underwood and a growing number of other young, left-leaning believers are entering the political arena as campaign aides, lobbyists, grass-root activists and engaged voters. They are trying to expand the focus of faith-based politics beyond the religious right's hot-button issues of abortion and gay marriage. And they are placing social justice issues, like poverty and war, at the intersection of their moral and political decision making.
RLCC Comment: How long will it take before selfishness and harm are the dividing line replacing the current, incorrect dividing line?
Abortion, homosexuality, poverty, and war are all issues of harm and selfishness.
Being consistently pro-life is also being against the death penalty and war. Consistent harmlessness is the right position. Beneficence only is the right position. Also, poverty is a quality of life issue and not just an issue of money and material possessions.
Concerning all of these issues, one may not coerce but only speak the truth.
How much faith is enough is not up to us. Enough faith is the amount that gets it done. Jesus had enough to rise from the dead. Others may think about faith but die of from something that is usually not life threatening.
, obtained via: , April 25, 2008, 3:40am