The New Jerusalem?
The unwritten story, here, it seems to me, is the connection of religion to politics.
I wonder to what degree people like Monica Goodling and others saw themselves not merely as political, but as deeply religiously motivated — as rebuilding the City on a Hill-as doing God’s will. My strong hunch is that serving God, the Republican Party and George W. Bush became intertwined in a manner that is deeply troubling.
It’s troubling from a political perspective, for obvious reasons. But its even more worrisome from a theological perspective–It is a dangerous mistake to identify any political party with the “party of God.”