Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality
Head’s up Brits! Bob Vander Plaats is bringing a special brand of American Crazy across el pond. Today, The FAMiLY Leader trumpeted this piece of news about BVP’s interview with BBC Radio program Beyond Belief (cut and pasted in it’s Facebook status entirety):
A Lively Discussion
This morning, Bob Vander Plaats, President & CEO of The FAMiLY LEADER, participated in the taping of a BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) religious affairs program called “Beyond Belief”. The program will be aired to around a million people on Monday, February 6th. The purpose of the program was to discuss what role religion plays in the selection of the Republican candidate to take on Barrack Obama and the eventual presidential election in November.
The lively discussion included a British panel member who is an academic observer of American religion, an American with a strong commitment to the eradication of racism, empowerment of women, and the education of laity, and the host, Reverend Ernie Rea.
Here are some highlighted quotes from the left-leaning members of the panel:
“The constitution was intentionally secular.”
“We aren’t a Christian nation but we are a nation of believers.”
“We are a secular government that acknowledges God.”
“We are not a ‘Christian nation’, but we do recognize a deity.”
Bob had some great quotes and phrases throughout the taping which included:
“I don’t see Barack Obama’s policies being in line with Christian principles.”
“mushy, in the middle, moderates”
“Mitt Romney would make a better weatherman than a president because he goes with the wind.”
The session ended with the question from the host to the panel, “Do you think a publicly declared atheist could win the presidency?” What do you think?
Stay tuned for a link to the entire interview early next week….