WASHINGTON (ABP)—Beginning with ancient Christians martyred by the Roman Empire and running through Thomas Becket, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and beyond, church leaders often have spoken truth to the secular powers—regardless of the consequences. But in the months leading up to the now-unpopular Iraq war, did the United Statesâ powerful conservative evangelical community step away from its responsibility to speak hard truths to the government?That is a question the Associated Baptist Press, the AP of evangelicalism, asks in an article headlined, “War and peace: Did evangelicals’ support for Iraq invasion damage credibility?” (Via DMN religion blog)
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