Periodically, the professional left and their comrades in the traditional news media highlight religious leaders cheering for President Obama’s compassionate statism or denouncing Republicans as sons of the devil. I’m sure we can expect this pattern to become more frequent and more frantic as we approach the 2012 elections.
As Obama’s allies on the Religious Left step forward to promote Obama’s agenda and build momentum for his 2012 campaign, we should be prepared to expose them for who they really are. In many cases we will discover that these religious leaders are well-compensated hyperpartisan mercenaries whose religious rhetoric is merely a threadbare cloak for their core values — values that have no basis in traditional religion or biblically-based teachings.
Over the weekend, Think Progress provided a megaphone for their brothers and sisters of the Church of George Soros:
Four members affiliated with the religious group Faith In Public Life held a brief press conference during FFC’s afternoon intermission to denounce the GOP’s adherence to the philosophies of anti-government, anti-religion author Ayn Rand. The leaders — Rev. Jennifer Butler, Jim Wallis, Rev. Derrick Harkins, and Father Clete Kiley — asserted that the GOP efforts to cut funding from many anti-poverty programs while balancing the budget on the backs of the poorest Americans were not in line with Christian values…
So who are these “religious” leaders, and what is this organization, Faith in Public Life?
Let’s break it down. First, we’ll look at the four leaders listed above, then we’ll look at the board members at Faith in Public Life (FPL)…
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