|Golden Rule Politics: Reclaiming the Rightful Role of Faith in Politics (Institutional Copy)
"Golden Rule Politics" offers an antidote to the prevailing myth that GOP stands for "God's Only Party." The 35-minute DVD challenges the Christian Right's political myth constructed over 25 years that the Republican Party is America's moral party, the party of God's favor.
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Rooted in the theological conviction that God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat, that neither party is thoroughly moral nor completely immoral, the DVD explores the rightful role of faith in politics through interviews with clergy and politicians in Alabama, Missouri and Tennessee. It expands the moral agenda from the narrow list of issues prioritized by the Christian Right to the fuller expression of issues found in the Christian tradition, beginning with the biblical priority of doing justice.
"Golden Rule Politics" features interviews with pastors and faith leaders who discuss how party politics have sometimes attempted to co-opt religion and often trample on the separation of church and state. It eschews the more familiar faces and shouting heads of partisan politics and instead interviews four faithful Democratic politicians in red states who know the religious and political landscape better than many.
Between an introduction and conclusion on the rightful role of faith in politics, the video offers four chapters:
Politicians and clergy appearing in the DVD include:
- Politicians Speak to Faith
- Clergy Speak to Politics
- Wall of Separation Protects All
- Expanding the Moral Agenda.
- U.S. Congressman Artur Davis from Alabama's 7th District
- U.S. Congressman Lincoln Davis from Tennessee's 4th District
- State Representative Judy Wall Baker from Missouri's 25th District
- State Senator Roy Herron from Tennessee's 24th District
- Pastor Jim Evans of First Baptist Church, Auburn, Ala.
- Pastor John Baker of First Baptist Church, Columbia, Mo.
- Bishop Henry Parsley of the Episcopal Church of Alabama
- Pastor William Buchanan of Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church, Nashville, Tenn.
- Pastor Tim Alexander of Smith Springs Church of Christ, Antioch, Tenn.
- Associate Pastor Carol Richardson of First Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
- Susan Pace Hamill, professor of law at the University of Alabama Law School
- Robert Parham, executive director of Baptist Center for Ethics, Nashville, Tenn.