Our Father, who art in heaven… On Monday (Jan. 31), protesters filled the Missouri Capitol to denounce Gov. Mike Parson’s pick to lead the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services. Some Republican lawmakers even spoke at the rally opposing the nomination by a governor of their own party. And while both Parson and his nominee, Donald Kauerauf, oppose COVID-19 vaccination mandates, they’ve encouraged vaccinations. And that sparked the anti-vax rally.
Yes indeed -- another powerful article. Weaponizing the Lord's Prayer in behalf of Christian nationalism -- appalling.
Wow! So much to consider and digest in another well written "A Public Witness." Thanks again for such timely reporting and commentary. One observation - we "Christians" (I am somewhat reluctant to identify myself by that word in light of the Christian Nationalist movement - Jesus Follower is more comfortable for me) look at the Lord's Prayer through our "Christian Glasses." The problem from my perspective is it was given by a Jewish Rabbi to his Jewish disciples and the Jewish people of his time. When it is reviewed and studied in light of Jewish teachings and concepts, it is a very Jewish prayer that we Christians have appropriated for our purposes. W B Tichenor