TONY RUSSELL WRITES - "Golden Calves And The Ballot Box"

Tony Russell writes regarding his concern of polarizing religion against the Democrat party.

He asks "Am I my brother's keeper?" and writes about the biblical mistrust of earthly rulers who lead their people to worship golden calves, a skepticism that belief in a particular dogma determines whether you are one of the elect.

"What does the Lord require of thee, but to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God?"

"So I have been sickened by the way millions of good people have allowed their evangelical faith to be co-opted by the Republican party, sickened by the sight of well-intentioned people — people desirous of being faithful — following pastoral counsel that to be Christian is to vote Republican," he writes.