Have you seen the Jack Link’s Beef Jerky commercial series, “Messin’ with Sasquatch“? Each commercial features a group of foolhardy people who stumble upon Sasquatch (Bigfoot) and decide to, well, mess with him. The normal human instinct as far as I’m concerned would be to hide or run but these folks are eating Jack Link’s Beef Jerky so they’re “feeding their wild side,” to paraphrase the commercial’s tagline, and can’t resist poking fun at the large but seemingly dim-witted creature. The antagonists, however, usually pay an embarrassing or painful price before the end of the commercial so in my view, the creature gets his way. I’m left to wonder if the beef jerky made these people stupid or were they already there to begin with?
That brings me to my point about liberals and Jesus Christ. Well before he announced for the Presidency, Senator Barack Obama declared the Democratic Party’s hostility toward people of faith had to end if they ever expected to regain political power. He seemed to understand the power of faith in people’s lives and spoke the language of faith with ease and comfort. Hopes were high that he would be the bridge between the Democrats and the evangelical community, especially the younger evangelicals who espouse a social agenda that includes the environment, poverty, disease, genocide and social justice along with the traditional hot-button issues of sanctity of life and the protection of traditional marriage. I believe he is sincere about people of faith being fully engaged in the political dialogue, but he didn’t count on the folks in the Democratic Party who are “feeding their wild side” and can’t resist antagonizing the faithful. Like the people in the commercials, they are varied but equally annoying: (more…)