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Thursday, October 14, 2004
War's brewing...

There's been talk, scuttlebutt, if you will, about the looming Republican civil war. If Bush loses or if Bush wins, there's a fight on the way. The hawks will want to direct policy, the social moderates want their claim, the social conservatives want a share, and everyone wants to cut some taxes. There will be a fight to lay claim to the Bush legacy, and with a loss, an even greater fight to redefine the GOP in time for the 2006 midterms and the 2008 Presidential election.

It's been said that evangelical voters have become the bedrock of the Republican party. I believe that Christians have a higher calling, something above being just another voting bloc. This election should not hinge upon the turnout among evangelical voters. John Kerry should not think he can turn Christians away from the Bush ticket because the Vice President's daughter is lesbian. The GOP should not think Christians are so gullible as to believe that the election of John Kerry will lead to banned Bibles.

Something is wrong.

The Church should not be an interest group. Yet when the civil war takes shape, we'll be caught in the middle. Who do we support? Rudy Guliani or Bill Frist? Rick Santorum or John McCain?

These are hard questions, and the answers aren't easy. I don't pretend to know it all, and neither should you.

Consider this an introduction. Stay tuned...
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