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Religion Beyond the Right

posted on May 7, 2013

Frank Bruni of The New York Times contemplates the Boy Scouts of America’s upcoming vote to decide whether to end the ban on gay scouts and leaders. “We refer incessantly in this country to the ‘religious right,’ a phrase routinely presented as if it’s some sort of syllogism: to be devoutly religious is to gravitate to a certain side of the political spectrum, one set of values dictating the other. ‘Christian conservatives’ is an almost equally ubiquitous bit of alliteration,” Bruni writes. “But there’s a religious center. A religious left. There are Christian moderates and Christian liberals: less alliterative and less dogmatic, but perhaps no less concerned with acting in ways that reflect moral ideals. We should better acknowledge that and them.”

Read at The New York Times