A friend from church forwarded to me this recent New York Times op-ed piece by former Senator, and now ordained Episcopal priest, John Danforth. He characterizes my view of religion and politics very well. One good snippet:
To assert that I am on God’s side and you are not, that only I know God’s will, and that I will use the power of government to advance my understanding of God’s kingdom is certain to produce hostility. By contrast, moderate Christians see ourselves, literally, as moderators. Far from claiming to possess God’s truth, we claim only to be imperfect seekers of the truth.