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Moral Mondays and the South’s New Liberal Gospel

posted on July 29, 2013

At The American Prospect, Abby Rapoport discusses North Carolina’s Moral Mondays and how their biblically rooted challenge to the far right’s agenda is revolutionizing liberal opposition in the South. “Unlike most progressive political protests, the events in North Carolina did not arise in response to a particular outrage, but were years in the making—‘a movement, not a moment,’” writes Rapoport. “By defining the debate largely in terms of power—framing it with the Biblical idea of challenging the rich and defending the poor and powerless—Moral Mondays not only emphasizes a progressive economic agenda but also opposes Republicans’ assaults on abortion rights and gay rights.”

Read at The American Prospect