Things have changed – hopefully

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Lord Acton, Letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, 1887
This is what happened to the Religious Right. The allure of power became too strong and too corrupting. The absolute confidence that they were acting according to God’s will and that they completely understood the mind of God corrupted their thinking and profoundly harmed their faith – the life lived within the Way of God.
There is honor is public service – public service – for people of faith of all stripes who ascend to positions of political and civil leadership, but I believe there is no honor in striving for those positions in order to impose a particular theological bent. There is little chance of a redemptive outcome when Christians become seduced by power.
So, we are sobered by a slap, hopefully. Will pride and arrogance continue to have their way? “For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God…” 1 Peter 4:17. This time, the judgment comes to the politicized Religious Right.