Following is my response to Falwell's letter he sent out about the Christian Alliance for Progress:
It is a shame that Christianity has been reduced to a few litmust tests to determine authentic devotion to Christ. You claim to serve Christ, but your letter shows that all you really care about is your own political agenda. You have reduced Jesus' ministry to one dimension, salvation. If Jesus only came to seek and save the lost, then why do you spend so much time bellyaching about certain sins? Why do you dare to assume that God only approves of one political party? Why do you set up your shibboleths without any mention of love?
Surely the Jesus who was friend to tax collectors and prostitutes could find it in his heart to be nice to people who might be homosexual. Jesus never condemned specific sins, but rather those who were religious hypocrites (the Pharisees). Do you remember what he said to the woman who comitted adultery? It was not "at least you didn't sleep with another woman, or, at least you're not going to have an abortion." No, Jesus said, "Go forth and sin no more."
Do your remember what Jesus said to the thief on the cross? It was not, "vote Republican," but "Today you will be with me in paradise."
The religious right and its members are the Judaizers of the twenty-first century. Instead of saying one has to be circumcized and become a Jew to be saved, now they are saying one has to become a Republican to be a True Christian.