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But Edgar and other Religious Left activists resorted to fear and religious zeal when, in March, they condemned President Bush’s budget proposals. “Jesus makes clear that perpetrating economic injustice is among the gravest of sins,” intoned their joint ecumenical statement signed by the officers of five mainline Protestant denominations. As words of warning to Bush, they cited the Gospel of Luke’s reference to a rich man in Hell crying out for mercy after a life of indifference to the poor, and they urged church members to “do justice” by “opposing this budget.”
Senator Frist never implied anyone might go to Hell because of their votes on President Bush’s judicial nominees. Damnation is apparently a penalty only for opposing liberal political causes.
Mark Tooley is United Methodist director at the Institute on Religion and Democracy in Washington, D.C.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?