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The enormous political clout wielded by evangelical Christians in the United States is usually seen from the outside as a coup for rightwing zealots against any agenda that might be called "progressive". But we should think again. The recent revelation that Michael Moore's Catholicism emerges in his latest film as a centrepiece of his critique of capitalism is really no surprise. The claim in Capitalism: A Love Story that free markets are inconsistent with Christianity has wrong-footed Moore's rightwing critics, but the right's bid to monopolise religion has been challenged for some time.
Originally posted by grover
This isn't news to those of us on the left.
Despite idiotic rhetoric from the right that liberals are Godless as ann coulter claimed in one of her screeds she passes off as political commentary...or those funnymentalists who claimed in 2004 that Jesus would be a right wing conservative voting for bush minor (I know I was actually told that) much of liberal ideology and activism is rooted in their faith.
And the trend continues today...for many people on the left faith informs their politics...
the big difference between them and the religious right is the religious left don't wear their faith on their shirt sleeves or shove it in other people's faces.