Monday, February 21, 2005

Moral Equivalency: The Religious Left Gets It Wrong

Jim Wallis--author of God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It--has become a become a much sought-after advisor to liberals regarding how to speak to and win religious folk. One of his arguments is that caring for the poor is as important as caring for the unborn. But Chuck Colson explains why this is a false dichotomy. Money quote: "How can you be genuinely sympathetic to the poor and the downtrodden if you don't respect their most fundamental right? I would go so far as to say that unless you're consistently pro-life, you're not going to be a reliable defender of the poor." Colson also refers to an article by Mark Noll (explaining why he doesn't vote) and an editorial by Christianity Today (advocating moral equivalency on these issues).