As unbelievable as it may sound some people took issue with me for wearing an “Obama The President” T-shirt to the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade yesterday, although the community in which nearly 30 of us ministered was 99.9999% African American.
Payton wrote, “I’d be afraid that by wearing an Obama shirt they would assume the message I’m sending them is approved by Obama. And everything Obama stands for is contrary to the Gospel!! Do you think Paul would wear an idol around his neck to appeal to the pagan idol worshipers?”
Really? Wearing a shirt that depicts our president is idolatry? A man who inspires hope, change, and represents our country to the world is a man to be admired, and I wanted to show, in a sincere fashion, that I support our new President. What better way to springboard into a message that offers real hope, the hope of the Gospel?
Chad penned, “…it’s ok to wear a pro Obama shirt? I think its crossing the relevant line. Obama stands for anti-christian values and some may asssociate your message with his. And NO I don’t believe Paul would wear a pagan idol around their neck to be all things to all men. Proceed with caution Steve.”
Some may equate my “being relevant” with idolatry, but I call it loving. I’d also call it “Instant Credibilty.”
What do you think?