Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Townhall: A Christian Cannot Be A Liberal

Need more evidence that the religious right, and the conservatives who pander to it, is an intellectual dead end? Townhall reprints a column originally from 2004, expressing the view that “A Christian Can Be a Christian or a Liberal, But He Can’t Be Both.”

Those who do not understand the concept of separation of church and state will not understand that opposition to use of government to impose their religious views on others is not a view in opposition to Christianity or any other religious viewpoint. It is a liberal support for separation of church and state which is necessary to guarantee freedom for all to worship (or not worship) as they prefer.

I see no contradiction between being a liberal and a Christian. Personally I have more difficulty seeing how a conservative, who claims to support the principles this country was founded on, could also be a Bush supporter.


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