November 4, 2019
Leaving Christianity | The brewing battle over Roe v Wade | Why Medicare for all is less than we want and more than we can afford
In her opening commentary, Carmen invites us all to join “Golden Rule 2020.” It is now just one year until the next presidential election. In an effort “to remind Christians that our faith has something to say about how we talk to each other,” Carmen shared ReviveCivility.org’s Golden Rule 2020: Call for dignity and respect in politics. The campaign is supported by a very broad coalition, including pro-life and pro-traditional marriage Christians from the National Association of Evangelicals and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as very progressive denominations like the Presbyterian Church USA and Episcopal Church USA which both support abortion on demand and LGBTQ+ lifestyles. But on this they can agree: we need to “pray for God’s help in healing our country” and “promote the use of the Golden Rule in political discussions and election activities throughout the 2020 campaign season.” The Golden Rule 2020 initiative hopes to focus Christians in the U.S. “on the practical application of the Golden Rule and how politics in 2020 could be different if Christians practice Biblical teachings about how to treat people who disagree with them.”
Carmen also talked about the interview Sunday night with Axios that aired on HBO. In his first interview since announcing his renunciation of the faith and divorce, Joshua Harris, author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye said, “If you’re not living according to the teaching of the Bible, and you’re living in unrepentant sin, then you have to be put out of the church. I excommunicated myself, essentially.” Quoting someone he said he could relate to, Harris concluded, “I don’t believe in God, but I miss him.” If you’re thinking about going without God today, don’t. Instead go with God and know the extraordinary peace of walking by faith with Him – come what may.
Carmen talks with Brandon Showalter from The Christian Post about their series of stories chronicling those leaving the Christian faith and then she talks with Adam Carrington from Hillsdale College about a federal court blocking an Alabama law that would have functionally outlawed abortion in that state. They also discuss the price tag for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposed Medicare for All plan and why the plan is both less than we want and more than we can afford.