The Common Good

Conservative Leader Tries to Distance Christianity From Occupy Wall Street Protests

Date: October 14, 2011


Tooley aims his argument at leaders such as Sojourners’ Jim Wallis, who Tooley said “has lavished praise during a visit to the occupiers.”


He is also weary of pacifist activist Shane Claiborne, who “has compared them to St. Francis of Assisi,” andMassachusetts clergy who have “joined them wearing saintly white robes.” He also stated that he has a problem with officials of United Methodist Women who “flocked to the occupiers with their own similar placards urging class warfare.”