Morality, Not Theology

Robert Jeffress introduced Texas governor Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit on Friday. He started a great big hullabaloo by asking, “Do we want a candidate who is a good, moral person, or one who is a born-again follower of the Lord Jesus Christ?”

Before we go on, let me just say, I’d probably go with curtain No. 1. Don’t get me wrong — I’ve got no problem with a born-again Christian being my president, my pilot, or my chiropodist. But saying someone is a born-again Christian, for me at least, is not inherently synonymous with being a “good, moral person,” never mind being transparently preferable to one.

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