The Church vs. The World
A recent Rolling Stone article on Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas perfectly illustrates the crisis of the Church in America as it has been transformed into a moral fig-leaf for the sort of anti-Christian social Darwinist economics touted by the corporate masters of the Republic Party. Unlike the article, which adopts a subtly sarcastic tone, I can easily believe that Brownback's faith is sincere, but it is ultimately tragic that he (and others like him) cannot see they have been lured into the worst sort of blasphemy. The very fact that Brownback would brag that he was put into office by a venal, corrupt and borderline psychotic like Pat Robertson indicates the depths of his apostasy.