ProgLegs mentioned that Rob Morris, pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown, was forced to apologize for taking part in a community-wide prayer vigil after the Sandy Hook shooting. The reason? Jews and Muslims took part in it, and Morris' denomination, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, does not allow its pastors to take part in such gatherings if prayers are offered. Their line is that praying with non-Christians means accepting their beliefs.
While most normal people--Christian and non-Christian alike--think the LCMS was being incredibly callous, at least one religious right figure is standing up and applauding the LCMS. Bryan Fischer used part of yesterday's edition of Focal Point to say that Morris had no business taking part in an "idolatrous" function. (h/t to People for the American Way)
Fischer is of the mind that Christians have no business taking part in interfaith prayer services because they offer prayers to "counterfeit gods." Therefore, any Christian who takes part in such functions would be "unequally yoked."
And there, ladies and gentlemen, is the reason in a nutshell why this country is so polarized today. If putting aside our differences just for a moment so we can mourn together is being "unequally yoked," there's something fundamentally wrong.