One thing that has fascinated me recently has been the seemingly imperative perogative of the left to somehow invoke Jesus into their side of the debate. This is interesting because many of these “Jesus-thumping” (never would they actually go for the Bible) politicians gladly align themselves with aggressively anti-Christian factions.
Consider Senator Hillary Clinton’s recent injection of Christ into her position on immigration. This is just the latest in a series of Christian allusions by the social left. Former president Clinton did it frequently; Al Gore mentioned scripture in the 2000 presidential debates; John Kerry did the same. Yet all the aforementioned men had one thing in common: they were devout social liberals, considering abortion OK and same-sex marriage as a possibillity. So their conveniently timed sermons clearly don’t match up to what they may claim they believe.
Why the interest from the left in Jesus? It’s very amusing, in light of some really harsh attacks from liberals on the “religious right.” Their sudden piety could be attributed to a possible growing trend in mainstream America that is very pro-Christian. The phenomenal success of Pastor Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life is evidence; so is the recent Gallup poll which reveals that a majority of Americans accept the Biblical account of creation.
So the left realizes that the Christian vote is not to be scoffed at. But if Congressional Democrats want to take advantage of these recently revealed trends, a complete rethinking of their far-left bent is necessary. And that is truly easier said than done.