March 11, 2005

Good News

The US Senate will only have one Orthodox member after 2006. Paul Sarbanes, the senior senator from Maryland, has announced that he will not seek re-election. Thousands of unborn children should be grateful.

I have written about Senator Sarbanes on more than one occasion.

Now if we could only have truly Orthodox Christians running for the Senate. Anyone fancy being a candidate?

Posted by david at March 11, 2005 10:16 PM | TrackBack

The first thought that crossed my mind was, "Frank Schaeffer", though in Massachusetts he'd have a huge uphill battle to fight against either Kennedy or Kerry.

Posted by: Michael at March 12, 2005 02:45 PM

What you want is possible - look at the Eastern Orthodox, including admirably conservative ones such as in ROCOR, who signed a petition against the Iraq war - but not likely.

Mr Sarbanes shows how abysmally catechized many ethnic rank-and-file Orthodox are. Most of them don't care and vote for people like him. Even the ones involved in church politics, jurisdictional fights, etc. often don't care about life issues. And after all, the patriarch of Constantinople made him an Archon! ('He Greek and give us money.') BTW, readers, ethnic Greeks are the biggest nominally Orthodox group in the US.

If one of the converts with the right view on abortion stood for election and won I fear he or she would be just another version of the Protestant religious right, supporting the war, etc. Just like the RC neocons who support Mr Bush's handlers' agenda.

Posted by: The young fogey at March 13, 2005 07:58 PM
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