They can’t identify as Christians any longer

I’ve traveled around the country working at the intersection of progressive politics and religion for the past decade and met countless activists bogged down by un-Christlike conservativism prevailing in our public square. Headlines in the media about conservative Christians doubting climate change or supporting a wall on the southern border defy a third-grade Sunday school understanding of Christian social ethics. One of the saddest trends I’ve encountered is people of goodwill and conscience who work for social and economic justice in their communities and feel they can’t identify as Christians any longer because they fear this self-identification will be taken the wrong way.

From “Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity” by Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons – Broadleaf Books