Just to increase traffic and to have a little fun at the expense of my friends in light of the election last week, I have decided to read the minds of some of the most active Emergent leaders and contributors and guess who they voted for in the election last week. Acutally I am not guessing how people vote.
One of the wonders of this new Electronic voting is anyone with a good internet connection, the right program on their computer (thanks to my former worship leader in Boston, a PhD at MIT) and a little gumption (all I had to do was tap into Ashcroft's website) and viola, we know how you voted.
With due credit to Doug Pagitt I will designate each Emergent leader'a choice with a W (Our illustrious President) or an F (John F. Kerry). Here is what I think (um, know)...
Doug Pagitt- W (just read his blog- he hates terrorists)
Rudy Curassco- W (only because he ate dinner with W a few years ago)
Mark Scandrette- F (if he voted)
Brian McLaren- F (he has written for Sojourner magazine and Jim Wallis attends his church)
Chris Seay- W (Texas Boy)
Tony Jones- F (just to mess with his In-Laws, plus he attended an Ivy League school not called Yale)
Spencer Burke- F (believes Bush is tapping his computer- which he may be)
MarkO- W (he lives in SoCal and heads up an International Corporation)
Dan Kimball- W (but felt bad about it, just a hunch)
Laci- F (oh, I know)
Tim Conder- F (lives in Chapel Hill, NC- they don't allow Bush supporters there)
Andrew Jones- lives in Europe, woulda voted for Bush
Ivy Beckwith- F (c'mon, she has lived in New England and Minnesota)
Jason Clark- Tony Blair
Michael Toy- F (NoCaller)
Troy Bronsink- F (went to a PCUSA seminary, lives in community, is a folk singer- you do the math)
Holly Rankin Zaher- F (lives in Pittsburg area-remember Penn is Pittsburg and Philly with Alabama in the middle, Episcopal)
Tim Keel-Stood in the voting booth for an exceptinally long time and closed his eyes before voting for W, no F, no W (Tim should take this as a compliment)
Mark Riddle- F (just to make the residents of his community cringe)
Joe Myers- W (he is a successful businessman)
Jordan Cooper- whoever the PM of Canada is (I don't know-Geddy Lee)
Geoff Holsclaw- F (I just know)
Okay. Talk about a useless, yet fun endeavor. I do this to remind myself that a community of friends I have staked my life with is very diverse in its support of politics.
I like this because:
1. I do not think anyone listed voted for Bush because he lived on a farm while Kerry had a mansion or voted for Kerry because Bush cannot speak English. This group probably evaluated the candidates, thought for themselves and based their votes upon more than one issue.
2. This group of people gets along great, talks politics, does not agree, but recognizes the validity of each other's thoughts and opinions.
3. Showing this is not a bunch of people following the crowd, there is diversity to the thought. Unlike the SBC and other religious righters (or UCCers and Unitarians on the other side), we understand that people can vote their conscience without losing their salvation. I enjoy hanging with a group of people where everyone is not the same.
Come to my blog and tell me I am right or wrong.