The Christian Left

Atrios says (I think) that liberal hostility to religion is just a Republican talking point. That’s true, in the sense that most liberals are also religious. But isn’t it undeniable that “religious” and particularly “Christian” have come to be synonymous in politics with “conservative evangelical Christian?” Recovering the sense of “religious” as progressive, socially conscious, and principled will actually take some work. When Kevin asked me to guest here, and before I knew what Amy and Steve would blog about, I asked whether any of the liberal divinity students I knew would write something about how they see the situation of the Christian left. Here’s the response. You might also want to check out this group.