Ken Lay, Public Relations, and God
Earlier this afternoon, I listened to Ken Lay's response to being found guilty in the court of law. While I don't have his words down verbatim, he said some things which trouble me, including the insertion of Christianity and God's providence. He made statements about his Christian family, about how "God works all things out to those who love the Lord," and how "God is in control." Shepherd Smith of FoxNews quickly responded by saying, "Thou shalt not steal." It appears that the best PR move is to mention Christianity along with some proof texts to invoke sympathy or appeal to innocence. I simply wish that those who call ourselves Christians would not pull the "Christianity card" out when we are in trouble in an attempt to vindicate ourselves of any wrongdoing. If Lay is a Christian, I think he would be serve himself, the Lord, and the Christian community by doing what is right in the sight of the Lord and not use a press conference as a pulpit. How many times when someone is found guilty or some wrongdoing is done that people somehow wind up bringing up Jesus, the pomo phrase "judge not lest you be judged," and add some proof texts?