Evangelicals have to move our focus away from right wing politics and begin focusing on mission. When I say mission, I don't mean saving souls so much as pursuing the kingdom of God.
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Christians must never attempt to enact their religion through politics, because this move bows to the assumption that the ultimate power in our culture is the power of the state.
There is nothing wrong with the fact that Rick Perry, who is expected to throw his hat into the presidential race, is a Christian. The danger arises when Christians wrap their religion in the flag, so to speak.
Bush proved that the blurring of the line that separates Church and State is not only unconstitutional, it is also wholly dysfunctional.
I have long supported effective partnerships between government and faith-based organizations. Unfortunately, during the Bush years these partnerships were often used for political ends.
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