Moveon.org Gets Religion in Time for Easter
11:42 AM, Apr 23, 2011 • By MARK TOOLEY
President Bill Clinton later invited a National Council of Churches delegation to visit him in the Oval Office to “pray” that he would be strong against the Republican Congress during the 1995 budget showdown. Old religious left groups like the NCC don’t count for very much any more. But Jim Wallis, by helping to create a new Evangelical left that works seamlessly with secular left wing groups like Moveon.org, has more than filled the void. Massachusetts Democratic congressman Jim McGovern even announced his personal anti-budget cut fast during a speech on the U.S. House floor.
Most believers who celebrate Easter Sunday will not associate it with political mobilizing. But if Jim Wallis and the Evangelical left have their way, politically piggybacking on religious holidays may become increasingly common.