Os Guinness, principle drafter of the Evangelical Manifesto:
When you have best-selling authors who appear on public television with “feel-good” gospels who have to apologize to their own churches that they’ve diluted the faith when they get home, something is profoundly wrong. When you have Evangelical leaders who make predictions in the name of God, which by biblical standards are openly false prophecy, something is badly wrong. When scholars and writers can look at the Evangelical political movement and describe them as “theocrats” or worse, as “fascists,” something is badly wrong.From his statement at the National Press Club this morning. God and Culture blogger Paul Edwards provides us an mp3 of the statement (5 minutes). Listen to it all.
More about Guinness here.
UPDATE. In the comments Jim Naughton points out that Guinness co-authored a recent op-ed in the Washington Post with The Rev. John Yates of the breakaway The Falls Church where Guinness is a parishioner. In the op-ed they wrote about why they left the Episcopal Church. Read for yourself and decide whether the Episcopal Church they describe bears any resemblance to reality. Is it civil to slander an entire church in this way?
The news of the day: This is the author of the Evangelical Manifesto. He talks the talk, but does he walk the walk?