I can’t be sure, but it seems that Doug Wilson thinks one can be disciplined for participating in a democracy:
It may be lawful, under certain limited circumstances, to vote for a Republican without fear of lawful church discipline. It can be done. Under no circumstances should you vote for a Democrat, not even the ones who allow themselves to be photographed hunting pheasants with a shotgun.
There is a fair amount of blowback over Jason Stellman’s disposition concerning Peter Leithart. To listen to his critics tell it, he’s not man enough to run Leithart out on a heretical rail, tarred and feathered and straight to hell. He simply wants to declare him out of accord. My sympathies lie with Stellman, of course. This kerfuffle reminds me of those who want to declare all Mormons “cultists,” relatively lukewarm on being content with “false religionists.” With apologies to Walter Martin, in the post-Jonestown-Manson age, I find it difficult to conceive of my Latter Day Saints neighbors who are perfectly good citizens to be the same as antisocial wing-nuts who stock pile weapons, castrate themselves, carve Swastika’s into their heads or commit mass suicide. They’ve got a long ways to go before they can join me at the Table, but I elect to be much more conservative about smearing their names as neighbors. It is true that every cultist is a false religionist, but not every false religionist is a cultist. In the same way, everyone who is a heretic is out of accord, but not everyone who is out of accord is a heretic. Whatever else we can say about heretics and cultists, I sure get the sense that these are power words loosely used anymore to beat chests at least as much as they are words used to properly delineate certain groups.
For any who are as painfully nostalgic as I am, here is a reprisal sure to please.