Making a Democrat of Jesus


CBS has an intriguing story about the growing momentum of the "Religious Left."

It quotes Dr. Bob Edgar, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches, as saying:

"Jesus never said one word about homosexuality, never said one word about civil marriage or abortion."

Adds the Rev. Tony Campolo:

"We are furious that the religious right has made Jesus into a Republican. That's idolatry. To recreate Jesus in your own image rather than allowing yourself to be created in Jesus' image is what's wrong with politics."

So what's the Religious Left's answer to this'idolatry'? Why, to turn the Lord into a liberal Democrat, of course:

The Christian left is focusing on:

  • Fighting Poverty
  • Protecting the environment
  • Ending the war in Iraq

Did I miss the gospel where Jesus said, "No Drilling in ANWR"?

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