...three things sorely lacking in so many facebook posts or discussions regarding political leaders or aspiring political leaders.
For those of us who claim to know Jesus as our Savior and Lord, these things must be present in our posts and discussions. Who would want to be part of a family of believers who speak so cruelly and hatefully about people simply because they disagree with them? I'm not sure if I want to be in relationship with folks who speak this way about other humans. In fact, when you speak this way, I start to think I might prefer hanging out with the very folks you are speaking of over you.
President Obama is someone's husband, father, best friend, golfing buddy, college roommate...just like you and I are. Simply because you disagree with his politics, should you classify him as evil or vile or wicked or stupid or an idiot (all things I have heard in discussion or on posts from Christ-followers in reference to Obama and other politicians just in the last week)? Have you ever disagreed with your college roommate or your uncle or aunt about something? Did you then go on to describe him or her as evil? I hope not! We can disagree without being hateful or rude or unkind. You are better than this. Christ calls...yes, compels...us to be better than this.
Do you disagree with policies, attitudes, beliefs, and decisions? Press on in your disagreement. Have intelligent, productive discussions about it. Post insightful thoughts that help others see truth. But, for the sake of all that is good and holy, stop being mean.
And one more thing, just because I follow Christ, don't assume that I hate President Obama and that I'm a staunch Republican...ask me what I think instead. And then, when we find out that we disagree on some things, we can both treat each other with love, kindness, and grace.