Did anyone hear Obama's speech last night? I listened to most of it. My plan was to try to listen to it with the question, "What would a Christian evaluation of this speech be?"
For those of you who heard all or part of it, how would you answer this question? Since most of us tend to get irrational when it comes to politics, please respond logically to the question rather than simply with irrational emotion. Unfortunately, I won't be able to police the responses until late this afternoon.
The only place where I thought evangelical values were potentially in tension with his speech was in his implied position on abortion. However, I was struck by the fact that he did not trumpet his position, as Gore did or other Democratic candidates in the past. In fact, I was really impressed with the maturity of his approach given his position. It was something like, "We may not agree on abortion, but we can all agree with the goal of decreasing the number of unwanted pregnancies."
This of course was not a prominent theme--a very, very small sentence in 42 minutes worth of talking. But it was the only line that I can think of that an evangelical could take serious issue with from a Christian standpoint, and even here the point of contention was implied rather than stated.
What did you think? And again, show that you have a brain and not just a gun for a mouth.