It can now be said that the Brothers of John the Steadfast have achieved infamy – we have been quoted on the Huffington Post.
For those of you who actually have a real life apart from the blogosphere and do not know what the Huffington Post is – good for you. But in case you are interested, it is the most famous liberal internet newservice.
The Huffington Post cited the recent article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch in which your editor was quoted comparing the support of Matt Harrison to the Tea Party movement. They retitled it to emphasize the Tea Party angle. You can read the Huffington article here. The comments on the post are also quite interesting.
My guess is that someone at the Huffington Post regularly does searches on the Tea Party and when they came up with both the Tea Party and the conservative LCMS in the same article, they figured they had struck a small vein of publication gold.
In this fifteen minutes of infamy let us not miss the salient point in the original Post Dispatch article. Just as the common Joe is getting tired of strong government in Washington, so too the average LCMS member, if informed, will not look well upon the move to centralize power by our current administration in the proposed structural changes. May the Lord bless our convention delegates this summer so that they make good decisions for the Gospel as they consider all these important issues and if they have a little free time, they might want to keep an eye on the Huffington Post just in case John the Steadfast makes another appearance.