Thursday, April 23, 2009

Newest [liberal] 'Christian' Political Organization

As liberal political operatives realize that large numbers of Americans vote their Christian values, they form an ever-growing list of groups masquerading as bible-believing organizations.

-- From "Exclusive: Former Hillary Clinton Aide Launches New Progressive Faith Group" By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country, U.S. News & World Report 4/22/09

Burns Strider, one of the Democratic Party's most influential faith operatives—he was faith outreach director for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign—is playing a lead role in launching a progressive faith group called the American Values Network.

A section [of the group's website] entitled "Wealth, Materialism, and the Bible's View on an 'Ownership Society' " includes this commentary:

One would think that those [evangelicals] who supposedly [sic] care so much for the moral and spiritual well-being of their fellow Americans would not be so eager to pass legislation with the sole purpose of enabling their friends to store up treasures in earthly places, where moth and rust destroy (Matthew 6:19). After all, was it not Christ who suggested that we give all we have to the poor so that we can have treasures in heavenly places where moth and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal (Matthew 6:20).
The American Values Network grew out of a desire among left-leaning faith activists to "build a national organization committed to grass-roots building, networking, communicating, and activating a mainstream and authentic voice that would organize and speak out for progressive policy and issues from a faith and values perspective," Strider says. "We wanted something that would amplify and work in harmony with groups such as [progressive faith groups] Sojourners, Faith and Public Life, and Catholics in Alliance."

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