OK. I can get behind the idea of praying for leaders, even the ones we disagree with, perhaps especially for the ones we disagree with, but the Liberty Counsels new Adopt a Liberal Program is a bit ridiculous for several reasons. I do, however, applaud them for at least moving in a good direction.
First of all, I was unaware that being a Christian automatically made me a conservative. I think it is dangerous for the church to closely affiliate itself with a political party. The Church is not, and should not be a wing of the republican party.
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.
Colossians 2:8 NIV
If we, as the Church, are not following Christ and Him alone, then we are wrong. That is the only movement or group we should consider ourselves apart of. Liberal, conservative, republican, or democrat should not matter.
Secondly, as this article on the Washington Post’s Faith website points out, instead of sounding loving and graceful, the LC sounds condescending. As if they sit on high and know the exact right way to govern, and are just waiting for those in positions of power to figure it out.
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
Romans 13:1 ESV
As followers of Christ, we believe in the sovereignty of God. We should not suppose that our plan for our country is better then what God has planned. Yes, we should pray, pray for our leaders, and our nation. But we should not assume we know what is best always. Have faith and follow Jesus, leave the rest up to God.