Last week evangelical activist Jim Wallis said that the dominance of the religious right in American politics has ended. He appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (and in other places) talking about his new book The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith and Politics in the Post-Religious Right America. He says:
The dominance of the religious right over our politics is finally finished…
But the even better news is that now a new generation has come of age and they’re applying their faith to the biggest issues each of us faces: the moral scandal of poverty, the degradation of the environment which we call God’s creation, climate change, Darfur, human rights…the exclusive use of war to fight evil and the cultural assault on your three year old and my four year old.
The country isn’t hungry for a religious left to replace the religious right. They don’t want to go left or right. They want to go deeper. They want to go to a moral center.
Hat tip to: Revolution in Jesusland.
See also: The Comedy Central video.