From the October, 2005 issue of Touchstone

Wallis's Bible by Jay W. Richards

Wallis’s Bible

God's Politics by Jim Wallis

God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It
HarperSanFrancisco, 2005
(384 pages, $24.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Jay W. Richards

In college, I was a leftist. I was also a Christian. In fact, I thought I was a leftist because I was a Christian. My reasoning was simplicity itself: The Bible says that God is concerned about the poor and oppressed. The Left, not the Right, is concerned about the poor and the oppressed. Therefore, Christians should be leftists.

The one glitch in my syllogism was that the secular left embraced some positions, like homosexuality and the right to ab . . .


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