We know Christians are divided. There are a lot of Christians who probably agree more with secular values (like separation of church and state) than they do fundamentalist Christian beliefs.
Jim Wallis and the folks at the group Sojourners recently released a “Covenant for Civility” that calls for all Christians to come together despite their differences:
As Christian pastors and leaders with diverse theological and political beliefs, we have come together to make this covenant with each other, and to commend it to the church, faith-based organizations, and individuals, so that together we can contribute to a more civil national discourse. The church in the United States can offer a message of hope and reconciliation to a nation that is deeply divided by political and cultural differences…
In short, it asks Christian leaders to treat each other with respect (even when they disagree), pray for each other (even when they disagree), and be mindful of the language they use when talking about other Christians (even when they disagree).
George O. Wood, the leader of the Assemblies of God denomination, signed the covenant.
But now he wants out. His reasoning is incredible:
“The problem is [that] the tent… has grown so large on the signatures of this that [it is] including people who are supportive of gay marriage and abortion rights.”
To summarize: Wood will sign a statement saying he will treat Christians who disagree with him with civility… unless they disagree with him, in which case, fuck ’em.
(Thanks to Jason for the link!)