Jim Wallis is my new hero. A Christian author that I agree with? Rare at best. But below are a couple of quotes from him that are right on the money:
Wallis: We all like moral values, most of us do, Jon, but it’s like “Are there only two?”
Wallis: Only abortion and gay marriage. The Republicans seem to say that. Well, I’m an evangelical Christian which means 3,000 verses in the Bible about poverty. So I would say fighting poverty is a moral value. I would say protecting the environment, God’s creation, is a moral value. I would say how and when we go to war, and whether we tell the truth about it, is a moral value. Is torture a moral value? So, let’s have a better conversation about this.
Absolute quality. Here’s a shorter, but equally powerful quote.
“Religion does not have a monopoly on morality.”
-Jim Wallis, author of God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It
Posted by Red Scott @ 3:22 pm