I am an American, born in Egypt. I have traveled to most of the countries in the world, and all of my travels have only increased my love for my adopted homeland. Of all the things I love about America, one of the most significant is the fact that ours is a nation of laws, not of men.
As an Anglican pastor, I bear scars from the war with “universalism” inside the Episcopal Church. I also have endured the battering of Bishop John Spong and his effort to “rescue the gospel from fundamentalists.” And when I saw Rob Bell’s new book “Love Wins,” I found myself quoting former Yankee great Yogi Berra: “It’s like déjà vu all over again.”
When leftist media correspondents were wetting their pants with excitement over the Egyptian revolution, comparing it to the French and the American revolutions, I was on a CNN set saying, “No, no, no! Say it isn’t so.”
Most social scientists would agree that world events do not happen in a vacuum. Political forces, whether they are accidental or deliberate, in succession or a single action, give rise to political and social movements.