There are some very interesting thoughts in this article about a Christian's relation to American politics. I have seen when we put way to much emphasis on trying to influence politics but no where in Scripture are we told to make disciples by forcing our beliefs on them through politics. The way we are supposed to live our life is by letting the Holy Spirit work through us to impact those that we come in contact with. We need to allow our life to be a force that attracts people to what we believe rather than impose laws on people we don't know. This is not to say that Christians should not be involved in politics and the law. If that is your calling then you should certainly do that unto the Lord. But I have been around long enough to see Christians who have put way to much effort into thinking political efforts are more important than personal holiness. Too many politicians have waved the all-mighty carrot in front of the American faith community only to be used for their votes and then forgotten about. And way to many people use the pulpit to demonize people groups that they don't like rather than stepping out of their comfort zone and learning to love those they have a hard time loving. Anyhow, read the article connected to the link and tell me what you think.
God's Politics? No Such Thing.