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In the booming world of Christian evangelical mega-churches these days, certain politics tend to be presumed: conservative, right-wing, Republican. And powerful Christian Right leaders have grown very close to the leadership of the GOP, which is — at the moment — the leadership of the country.

That, says Christian evangelical mega-church leader Gregory Boyd, is a mistake. Earthly power, he now preaches, is corrupting. The religious right, he says, risks idolatry in its worship of power, politics and patriotism.

America is not the light of the world, Boyd told his congregation, Jesus is. A fifth walked out but thousands stayed.

Hear a conversation with mega-church minister Gregory Boyd, on worldly power and the Christian Right.


Reverend Gregory A. Boyd, Senior Pastor at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, and author of "The Myth of a Christian Nation"

Reverend Rick Scarborough, President of Vision America in Lufkin, Texas

This program aired on August 7, 2006.