They made a fancy campaign with a facebook group, wrote songs, preached sermons, all about how God would be just pleased as punch with them and everything they believe and how their political positions must all be correct ones for the world since they've decided that God agrees.
Their views on Abortion? God's.
Their views on Immigration? God's.
Their views on Gay Marriage? God's.
Their views on minimum wage laws? God's
Their views on whether route 66 should be expanded in parts of Northern Virginia? God's.
Etc, etc, and soforth.
Naturally, this sets up a dualistic situation where if you disagree with evangelicals on a given political position, even if you are an Evangelical, you are standing on the side that God is against.
Wouldn't that campaign seem appallingly arrogant?
Wouldn't the idea that people were saying you're against God if you disagree with them politically be abhorrent to you?
Wouldn't it be pretty laughable that a group of people would decide that God must agree with them in all things?*
So why on earth does the idea of applying the "Standing on the Side of Love" slogan to ALL oppression-related-majority-UU-approved political ideas not completely suck? I realize that we haven't gone as far with it as the evangelicals in my example, but we do seem to be on the way. I can understand the slogan's applicability to same sex marriage, but I think applying it to anything else is a big mistake.
*Which is not to say that plenty of people haven't decided that in the past.