No Theocracy Here: Saddleback Does What American Christians Have Always Done

No Theocracy Here: Saddleback Does What American Christians Have Always Done:

Some of the commentary on the Saddleback event misunderstands the role of buildings and the pastor in much of Evangelical Christianity. These easily worried commentators also act shocked and feign fright that pastors would be heavily involved in American politics when there is nothing new about it.

We have never been a theocracy, Saddleback is no sign we are becoming one, and Senator Obama and Senator McCain are behaving no differently than Abraham Lincoln in seeking the support of prominent pastors.