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Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
27-Jan-05 - 07:33 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
Where I live, the assumption tends to be that, on most issues, practising Christians, and Christian churches, can be expected to be broadly left of centre, and that Christianity in general should have "a bias to the poor", very suspicious of any military operations, and, for example, firmly lined up against the concept of a death penalty.

The impression that comes over from across the Atlantic is politically the other way round - of a version of Christianity that is well to the right of centre.

I wonder sometimes whether that is in fact accurate, or whether there is a kind of unspoken alliance between those Christians who are well to the right, and those on the left who are hostile to religion to try to persuade people that, at any rate in the USA, Christianity and right-wing politics are inseperable; I wonder whether the kind of views represented by Jerry here may in fact be a lot more prevalant than is sometimes recognised.