Abraham Lincoln wrote, "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong." That means putting country ahead of party and conscience ahead of conformity. And that is why I am a FORMER Republican.
When I first saw the headline on this story, I assumed the attitude of the minister in question was an example of how legalistic and unevangelical so many "Evangelicals" are. Since so many things God created to be received with thanksgiving when used responsibly, wisely and in moderation (beer comes to mind) are deemed inherently sinful by so many American Pietists, why not fried chicken?
Turns out it's about how intrusive and arrogant "progressives" are- as well as how legalistic and unevangelical so many "Evangelicals" are.