Charles, great post. And why can’t you come see us, when you’re just a couple of hours away?
I had the “what a difference three years makes” feeling when I saw that Frank Page, pastor at Taylors Baptist Church and former president of the Southern Baptist Association, is serving on President Obama’s Faith Council. Remember when all the candidates were wooing him because of his conservative bona fides and his evangelical street cred?
Now this on Obama’s First 100 Days:
“I’ve been disappointed that instead of looking for what he has often said, he’s looking for some middle ground, some common ground I don’t think he has really sought that.”
“I have not been surprised by anything our President has done but I have been surprised at the rapidity with which he has done what he has done, removal of what few protections there are for example regarding innocent unborn babies. This has happened quickly.”
“By and large I have not been very encouraged by our President’s first 100 days in regards to pro-life issues, in regards to sensitivity to the Evangelical community.”
“I have stated often that I will stay on this council as long as I thought my voice was being heard to some degree. There have been a couple instances where I’ve seen what I thought was a listening to the voice but in most instances yes there has been merely lip service given to the cause of those who want to protect the innocent and unborn.”
I admire Dr. Page a great deal and am thankful that he’s serving his country by letting his reasonable voice be heard in this administration.
I just wish things had turned out differently.