Friday, September 5, 2008

You throw a baseball like a girl!

I don't usually venture into politics or discussions about politics. But I have been really blown away by what is going on in our country over the last couple of weeks. Regardless of what your specific political views are, this last week has been a history making week for us as a country. One party has nominated an African-American man to be their presidential candidate, and the other party has nominated a woman as part of the presidential ticket, meaning she could be president if McCain keeled over, or potentially after his terms are up. Wow. How far have we come?

But as someone who works in the church, I am quite intrigued by the incredible support for Palin coming out of the conservative Christian ranks. I don't think it's a bad thing at all, she is pretty impressive. But it is interesting that in many of the churches from which Mrs. Palin is gaining such support - she would not be allowed to lead. In other words, she can lead our country, make decisions that affect millions of people, but she couldn't take on any kind of leadership role in those churches. A blog I read regularly is that of Dan Kimball, and he raised this issue today on his blog. You can find it here. What do you make of this?


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