Remember when the religious left said the religious right was a threat? Now the shoe is on the other foot and with the religious left's activism, suddenly there is no problem at all.
The religious left has become part of the Occupy Wall Street crowd. Last week some of them marched on the White House to opposed the proposed tar sands oil pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to Texas. The group included the United Methodist Women's Division.
Mark Tooley of the Institute on Religion and Democracy called them "shakedown artists of the welfare state." And so they are. United Methodist bishop Will Willimon recently spoke about the church and politics, revealing he always votes Democrat. No surprise there. There have been many others in this movement who support same-sex marriage, abortion and the rest of the secular left agenda.
Makes you wonder why they even claim to speak for God, doesn't it? Of course, they don't, but even the devil can use the cover of religion to advance his earthly agenda. And they said the religious right was dangerous!
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: November 15, 2011