Saturday, March 10, 2007

Evangelical Infighting-Dissension in the Ranks

This is just too cool.There's a catfight going on between two major Christian Evangelical groups.The real hardliners, led by the like of James Dobson and Jerry Falwell, who have dictated the political message over the last several years, are pissed off at very a large faction who have come to believe that it is important to speak out against poverty and global warming as well as the standard anti-gay anti-abortion issues which have been their bread and butter.
This could signal a coming split over control of the Evangelical movement, and may lead to a softening of their message, which heretofore has been very hate-filled, intolerant and divisive.

Here's a link to an article in the LA Times with more details.,1,1994035.story?track=crosspromo&page=2&coll=la-headlines-nation&ctrack=1&cset=true

The mere fact that any of these folks can find a reason in the Bible for caring and compassion is amazing to me, given the divisive spew for which they've been noted, and in truth it gives me a reason to hope that sanity can return to religious priorities in this country.

This is a battle that could get bloody, but I know who I'm backing, and that's the side of less evil.

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