This is what you get when the religious right leaves the true Gospel message of Jesus Christ behind and unites with the government. The new government sponsored religion of Caesar, we are now reaping the bad fruit given to us by political organizations such as Christians United For Israel who operate under the front of "Christian" evangelicals, known as CUFI and your Faith Based Initiative government sponsored religious programs that the religious right and now left have bought into. And why now do we need a "Manifesto" when we already have the Bible to go by?
From CNN:AN EVANGELICAL MANIFESTO CRITIZES POLITICS AND FAITH
(AP) -- Conservative Christian leaders who believe the word "evangelical" has lost its religious meaning plan to release a starkly self-critical document saying the movement has become too political and has diminished the Gospel through its approach to the culture wars.
The declaration encourages Christians to uphold traditional marriage, as in this Massachusetts protest.
The statement, called "An Evangelical Manifesto," condemns Christians on the right and left for using faith to express political views without regard to the truth of the Bible, according to a draft of the document obtained Friday by The Associated Press.
"That way faith loses its independence, Christians become 'useful idiots' for one political party or another, and the Christian faith becomes an ideology," according to the draft.
The declaration, scheduled to be released Wednesday in Washington, encourages Christians to be politically engaged and uphold teachings such as traditional marriage. But the drafters say evangelicals have often expressed "truth without love," helping create a backlash against religion during a "generation of culture warring." CONTINUED