Tony Campolo is currently campaigning against what he calls the “Religious Right” in his new ecumenical book from W Publishing (formerly Word Publishing), “Speaking My Mind: The Radical Evangelical Prophet Tackles the Tough Issues Christians Are Afraid to Face.”
Radical? Yes. Prophet? You decide:
In promotional interviews, Campolo postulates that repelling Islamic terrorism, defending marriage as a sacred convenant between a man and a woman, and protecting the unborn (historically moral planks of the Republican platform) are secondary issues—instead citing injustices to Palestinians, the plight of “born that way” homosexuals, and automobile pollution as “significant” issues that “may lead us to vote for the Kerry campaign” (Toledo Blade, Sep. 18, 2004).
[TBC: While TBC endorses no candidate or political party, God’s Word is clear with regard to moral absolutes on marriage, homosexuality, and the sanctity of life. These are indeed “tough issues Christians face” but we must not be “afraid” to speak the truth in love (Ephesians:4:14-15), nor to offer biblical correction where necessary (2 Timothy:3:15-17). A prophet that speaks the truth of God’s Word instead of political correctness -- now that would be “radical.”]