From The Drum on ABC News, regarding town meetings that are producing far more heat than light in this land of Oz. What should the churches be saying and doing?
We seem to be reaping what our political process has sown here, a process that has pushed the hard calls to one side while actively nurturing the division and anger as a potent political fuel.
In the absence of hard decisions we’ve grown a culture that instead fosters opposition, fear and resentment, and turns all three to political capital. Now, as the rubber of serious intractable issues hovers, spinning, above the bitumen, we see just how much that short-term opportunism has sold us short.