My neighboring state of Tennessee will soon elect its 49th governor. One of those running for the position is Zach Wamp, a very popular politician and current U. S. congressman. Wamp has been reelected to his congressional seat easily time after time, routinely with well over 60% of the vote (last time he nearly hit 70%), although the latest polls I've seen for the governor's race put him in second place behind Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam.
I've noticed his latest campaign commercial (which interrupts my evening news every day). He gives this spiel about how God is the center of the universe and we were made to serve him. This type of talk goes over real big here in the Bible Belt. Well, let me give you his exact words and a link to an article about this ad titled "Here's My Heart":
I believe God is the center of the universe. He made us to serve him and to serve others. We must restore America to its Judeo-Christian heritage and our Constitution. This can start here in Tennessee. So I want to be your governor.
You'll notice, of course, that our Constitution came behind our Judeo-Christian heritage (which the Constitution says absolutely nothing about!).
If those words don't get your attention, take a gander at this bit from a recent talk he gave at Kingston, Tennessee's Higher Ground Baptist Church:
When anybody says to you that they want to be in politics or government or elected office instead of asking them the first question, 'Are you pro-life?', 'Do you believe that a man and a woman should be married to each other?', and those are important questions, ask those second and third. Ask them this one first: 'What is your worldview?' and just wait for an answer. Because if they can't tell you that my worldview is that God is the center of the universe - not man, He made us to serve Him and to serve each other, that the Bible is inerrant, every single word of it is true, it is the foundation, it is the beginning and the end, and it is the only thing that will stand the test of time. And that every policy should stand on those truths. Praise Him.
Wow, that's scary! Every policy our government makes should stand on the truths of this "inerrant" Bible. But as I said, this type of talk is extremely popular here and in large portions of our nation.
I can only attribute that to mass ignorance regarding both the Bible and the Constitution.