ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just those Bible-Fundamentalist, Anti-Enlightenment, Creationist, Republican-voting Christian Neanderthals againÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Move along. Nothing to see here.
Except that theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re wrestling with what Jesus meant when he said they would find Him among the poorest of the poorÃ¢â‚¬Â¦And itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s leading them to think about turning the economy upside downÃ¢â‚¬Â¦As they struggle desperately to find ways to rescue everyone in poverty.
Watch the video of evangelical leader Chris Seay, filmed at a baseball stadium. He talks about children dying because they don’t have clean water or medicine, and about the inequalities and disparities of income that allow this to happen. It ends with him saying, I just had a $9 drink and $8 hot dog and got a text message on my cell from one of our workers in Africa who said some children just died because of a lack of medicine. We could have bought that medicine for what I just spent here. And what do we do with this? He means, how do we, emphasis on the “we”, get the help to those who need it?
There is an incredibly large and beautiful social movement exploding among evangelicals right now that stands for nearly all of the same causes and goals that secular progressives do. Those goals include: eliminating poverty, saving the environment, promoting justice and equality along racial, gender and class lines and for immigrants–and even separation of church and state.
Sounds like secular progressives and these evangelicals have lots of common ground and that what the evangelicals are doing represents a real grassroots movement for social justice and change.
Tip: Boing Boing