Letter writer, David C. Ashley, in today’s Post Standard opinion page decried a lack of obvious clergy leadership in changing the climate of political discourse in our country. I have good news for him. Just such a leadership move has been in the works for awhile and at this crucial time has just begun to be publicized http://www.christianpost.com/article/20100326/conservative-liberal-christians-vow-to-model-civility/.
This initiative is authored and signed by many prominent clergy of various denominational backgrounds. It is called A Covenant for Civility: Come Let Us Reason Together. It is inspiring to read and is very Biblically based. If implemented, it would bring the Golden Rule back to American politics, something we haven’t seen since politicians discovered that slander via advertising works in election campaigns. I have personally joined those signing this important document and encourage others to do so. I found a signable copy and list of many of the chief signers at http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.display&item=100308-civility-covenant. I intend to honor it (I hope I already have been) as I blog and as I preach.