Liberal Christians have a long history of supporting New Deals during economic crisis.
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The FCC was thankfully not sympathetic to Hitler, despite the foolishness from Nuelsen. But neither was the FCC prepared to surrender its post-World War I pacifism. “Unless the churches put an end to war they might as well close their doors,” one FCC official disclaimed. “For war is the enemy of every human interest and especially the enemy of the moral and spiritual welfare of mankind.”
FDR had supported the recent repeal of Prohibition, and the FCC declined specifically to criticize him for it. But one delegate did grouse that FDR’s stance had contributed to a “moral sag” in the nation. Commerce Secretary Henry Wallace, a Methodist, told the FCC that he was “appalled” by the “great amount of social drinking in Washington among extraordinarily decent people,” which he had never seen before.
Today’s National Council of Churches, as the FCC’s successor, is not likely to chide the Obama Administration for any social drinking. But the church council, and other liberal religionists, will certainly give enthusiastic support, until the new President fails to live up to exalted expectations.
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?