Picking Apart the WSJ on the Religious Left
As is frequently the case, Lex gets it:
From the headline -- "The Angry Left" -- to the punning kicker, Loconte manages to emulate all the sins of which conservative evangelicals so often accuse the mainstream news media. Most egregiously, he either displays ignorance of or deliberately ignores a clearly documented social message, drawn from both the teachings of Jesus and the Old Testament prophets, whose consequences in this country have as much of a history as the country itself.
"They're the furious faithful -- the growing number of religious liberals incensed by the political influence of Christian conservatives," he begins, as if this movement hadn't long predated right-wing Christianity's efforts to seize secular political power beginning in the late 1970s. Yo, Joe, Isaiah has been around a helluva lot longer than Jerry Falwell.