AN ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVE…. Why have Conservative Catholics rejected the Church’s teaching on immigration issues? And will there be a call for priests to refuse communion to Michelle Malkin and Pat Buchanan?


The assertion that “the white activists who shaped the Left of the 1960s have remained mired in a culture of hostility toward religion and spirituality” is a misfire. Nixon-era Liberal activists transformed their own churches as much they transformed other institutions, as Mark Oppenheimer points out in his book, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: American Religion in the Age of Counterculture. This is why some sects of Christianity now sport gay and women clergy, issue proclaimations against draconian immigration reform, work with labor unions and organize anti-war protests. What Liberals (most of whom are Christian) hold a hostility toward are policies that run counter to their own church’s teaching.

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