Doing so has long enabled progressives to dun the religious right by claiming that it tries to force its religious beliefs on others.
Actually, the struggle has always been over whose theology would take precedence. Christian believers on the left, like those on the right, take positions on a host of issues based upon their interpretation of the Bible. Being unable to openly acknowledge that has indeed left the media and the general public with the view that Christian belief is synonymous with conservative positions.
Sadly, the price for such reticence has been the loss of millennials from the churches and from partnership with progressive believers in the fight for justice, equality and human rights.
(REV.) ANNE-MARIE HISLOP
The writer is a Presbyterian minister.
To the Editor:
Many of us religious liberals never left the game. We…