Wednesday, May 23, 2007

On African re-evangelisation of American Protestants
Take out the well-meant socialism (which many Christians including Catholics have historically embraced — remember the ritualist slum priests?) and this sounds splendid
The emerging Christian majority is not the Moral Majority.

But the largest adjustments are coming on the religious left. For decades it has preached multiculturalism, but now, on further acquaintance, it doesn't seem to like other cultures very much. Episcopal leaders complain of the threat of "foreign prelates," echoing anti-Catholic rhetoric of the 19th century. An activist at one Episcopal meeting urged the African bishops to "go back to the jungle where you came from.'' Not since Victorians hunted tigers on elephants has the condescension been this raw.
Scratch a liberal, find a racist.

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