According to Jirair Tashjian of the Christian Resource Institute, the message of Jesus Christ was not politically neutral, nor did the Old Testament separate religion and politics. We have tried for a generation, the separation of church and state. This method has failed our families, our communities and our nation. Such issues as social injustice, discrimination, war, environmental protection, health care, economic security, education, gun control and poverty cannot be left up to politicians alone to solve. It is time to return to the liberating theology of Jesus Christ as it pertains to citizenship.