“The truth is, if you depend on the Christian right for your theological sustenance, you probably won’t recognize the Jesus of the Gospels.
[. . .] Where in America is the Jesus who sides with the poor and the outcasts? Where in America is the Jesus who disdains those who wear their piousness on their sleeves? Where in America is the the Jesus with the prophetic voice, the radical who dares to tell the powerful what they don’t want to hear?
Is he in the pews that fill every Sunday morning with the smug and complacent? Is he in a political party that fights for tax cuts for the rich while neglecting the needs of decent, hard-working Americans? Is he among the “God-and-country” demagogues who push an idolatrous nationalism and who see military service as the supreme form of sacrifice? “
And what about bearing false witness, like claiming that a school “banned the Declaration of Independence?”