But what is the ‘Religious Right’? Let me quote one blogger who identifies as ‘Religious Right’ rather than quoting the myrid pejorative definitions of ‘Religious Right’ in cyberspace. This particular blogger thinks that the ‘Religious Right’ hold as core to their belief system that human beings have a God-given right to life, liberty and private property.
My whole objection to this approach is that it’s not even Christian, let alone ‘born-again Christian’.
It will be no surprise (I hope) that I broadly agree with with Pam on this. She is absolutely
right correct to recognize the political differences between evangelicals in Britain and the US. Most of the evangelicals I’ve known here have leaned to the left politically, no matter how conservative their theology has been. Mind you, I’m sure that the average Briton is more left-leaning than her US counterpart, so this shouldn’t be a surprise. One danger this highlights is the folly of assuming that the same label will mean the same thing in different contexts. It should also serve to warn those who believe that Christians are inevitably political conservvatives. It just ain’t so.