Let’s take a trip back to 2012 for a moment. People have short memories these days, so you may have forgotten (or tried to forget) that for a time the race for the GOP presidential nomination was a fight to see which candidate could come across as the most devout.
Cal Thomas used to be the Rev. Jerry’s Falwell’s PR man at the Moral Majority. He has written a number of books promoting far-right political views. He opposes legal abortion and is anti-gay.
Yet he recently penned a syndicated column that I agree with 100 percent. My head just might explode.
Poor Cal Thomas.
The nationally syndicated conservative pundit is a plaintive voice crying out in the evangelical wilderness. Thomas doggedly keeps calling on Religious Right politicos to repent, and they just keep saying no.
In a column I read this morning in The Washington Times, Thomas rails against the Religious Right's sadly misguided political power trip and pleads with evangelical Christians to turn to other means to spread their influence.
A few years ago, syndicated columnist Cal Thomas began rebuking the Religious Right. In a remarkable turn-around, the former Moral Majority official argued that conservative Christians would do better to persuade people that their theology is correct, not use the power of government to force it.
That was a welcome point of view. But it was apparently a rare bout with common sense for Thomas. He's still cranking out some rather extreme columns. One from this week, for example, is a real doozy.