The American Spectator Press Items
David Brooks, writing in the New York Times, declared the moral values voter a "myth." Over at the Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer said moral values voters were a "myth." In his book God's Politics, liberal evangelical activist Jim Wallis called moral values voters, you guessed it, a "myth."
On the Religious Left, Edgar was not alone in his anger. Before the congressional votes, over 100 religious leaders led by Sojourners activist Jim Wallis were arrested in front of the Cannon House Office Building while ostensibly kneeling in prayer to protest the "immoral budget and tax agenda which slashes spending on the poor to finance tax breaks for the rich."
Unfortunately for the Democrats, at least, most of them simply don't "get it," as Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourner's Magazine, puts it. Wallis is both an orthodox evangelical and a political liberal, an abortion opponent who lives among the poor in Washington, D.C.
There are the real Religious Leftists, or rather the sincere ones, such as Jim Wallis, who adhere firmly to the proposition that Christ's charge for us is to keep the peace and fight poverty.