Letters to the Editor

Where do evangelicals' first loyalties lie?

Pat Robertson's endorsement of Rudy Giuliani has opened my eyes to see something ominous happening among American evangelicals: Christians are becoming more loyal to the Republican Party than they are to biblical principles. While the politically conservative worldview shares many presuppositions with the biblical worldview, we should not imagine that the Republican Party is the "official Jesus party." Our support of a candidate, whether Republican or Democrat, can only be extended so long as that candidate takes a stand on the sanctity of life and traditional marriage. Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson are the only candidates I could, in good conscience, vote for.

KRISTOPHER S. PIERCE

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