Christian fundamentalists objected last week to Barack Obama, a prominent abortion-rights advocate, speaking at Pastor Rick Warren’s AIDS conference. I can agree that someone who supports the slaughter of the innocent unborn seems incongruous being on the right side of other life issues. But with more than 40 million people infected worldwide with HIV, Christians need to make common cause with all who can help us fight this scourge in God’s name. If FDR could join with Stalin to defeat Hitler, why can’t we work with Obama to address the AIDS pandemic? If evangelicals only work with those who agree with us 100 percent of the time, we will relegate ourselves to enduring irrelevance. Let’s get serious.
Rick and Barack
Posted on December 4, 2006 by Stan Guthrie
About Stan GuthrieStan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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