The Post Register published Malcolm Bud Russell’s view today in the opinion’s page. Here is an excerpt:
On religion: The Republicans arguing that only evangelical Christians (southern Baptists) are eligible for American political office is pathetic. I believe that American politicians should be judged on the attributes of “love and indomitable spirit” that they personify.
Internationally, I perceive the horrid strife from arguing over whose God is the greatest myth. If the Christian God’s will had anything to do with the sorrow in my little world, I don’t endorse it as being admirable.
This in a nutshell is politics and God according to Malcolm.
But I tend to look beyond American politics to the King of the nations. Today, the psalmist declares what He is like: “Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed” (Psalm 85:10).
In Idaho Falls, I pray to Him.
Show us Your mercy, LORD, and grant us Your salvation.