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Is there Hope?

 I guess I don't understand why more of this isn't going on.  I certainly hope more of this conitnues:

<<Christianity in America has become nearly synonymous with rightwing fanaticism, conservative politics, and--courtesy of Mel Gibson--a brutally sadistic version of the religious experience. But millions of devout Christians, like longtime journalist and author Dan Wakefield, are appalled by the religious right's distortion of their faith, which only three decades ago stood largely for peace equality, healing, and compassion for society's outcasts.

In his new book, The Hijacking of Jesus, Wakefield turns his sharp analytic eye on the religious right. Through careful research and interviews with religious leaders across the country, Wakefield has developed a unique understanding of the rise of this new political juggernaut and thoughtful insights into what can be done about it.>>

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"which only three decades ago stood largely for peace equality, healing, and compassion for society's outcasts"

which is why we don't hear more from 'Real' Christians, they're all too busy, modestly being real christians to blow their own trumpet and meddle in politics and society in general the way the nutters do...
Absolutely. Even "my daughter the theologian" is too compassionate-minded to say in public what she thinks of these (non)Christians.

(Anonymous)

Also the folks at Sojourners, who are not too polite to point fingers/name names.
www.sojo.net