Sunday, May 21, 2006

Religious Liberals Gain New Visibility

WaPo The religious left is back. Long overshadowed by the Christian right,

I know the Christian right follows Christ. What does the "religious left" do, pretend to have faith, but are they so tightly linked to the Secular Humanist Left that they are afraid to say who they worship?
religious liberals across a wide swath of denominations are engaged today in their most intensive bout of political organizing and alliance-building since the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements of the 1960s, according to scholars, politicians and clergy members. n large part, the revival of the religious left is a reaction against conservatives' success in the 2004 elections in equating moral values with opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage.Religious liberals say their faith compels them to emphasize such issues as poverty, affordable health care and global warming. Disillusionment with the war in Iraq and opposition to Bush administration policies on secret prisons and torture have also fueled the movement.
So they like some sort of faith, but they are not strong on defense, so when the Islamoterrorists challeng them to accept Islam rather than being attacked, they would be more likely to do it.

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