Religious Group Supported Bin Laden

Except it was a Christian group(!) Juan Cole has a gem from 1987 when a conservative group called Christian Voice had a platform that included,

“not only abortion and school prayer, but also support for increased defense spending, ‘Star Wars,’ and aid to anti-communist insurgents in Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Angola and elsewhere. . .”

Now it’s obvious that there’s just no way that you can predict the outcome of every possible policy decision. What this does highlight is the problem of Christian groups attempting to come up with *the* definitive Christian political platform. It’s just impossible to work out what the most “Christian” position is on a great many topics. More often than not it seems as though there are policy choices that cannot and should not be wrapped up in religion.