November 4th, 2012

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say what you mean, mean what you say – “pro-life” edition

Originally published at Faith Seeking Understanding. You can comment here or there.

Over at Patheos, evangelical Timothy Dalrymple is talking about votes, Obama and abortion.

The post is officially about an internet evangelist named Bill Keller who’s encouraging Americans to write in a vote for Jesus Christ rather than voting for either the “enemy of God and a true tool of Satan” (Obama) or the “priest in a satanically inspired cult” who would set up a Mormon theocracy and lead millions of Americans away from the one true faith (Romney). Personally, I think that folks like Keller are doing more than a Mormon president ever would to drive folks away from Christianity, but any critique of Mr. Keller is almost beside the point. He’s ridiculous. He’s a walking, talking hyperbole, and as Mr. Dalrymple puts it, “one starts to suspect that Keller just likes to throw around big numbers he invented in the shower.”

He is, to put it mildly, the side show.

The real story here isn’t so much the fear of a small number of evangelicals writing in Obama (btw, when can we see the birth certificate?). It’s abortion and the fact that, as Mr. Dalrymple says in his post:

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