June 21, 2012
When religious protesters gather to rally against same-sex marriage or endorse a conservative candidate, it follows a familiar script. "Christian" becomes shorthand for conservative, anti-abortion, anti-gay beliefs. But as cultural views around homosexuality have shifted, there has also been an increase in voices on the religious left (yes, they exist), who are stepping forward to challenge the religious right. Changing Views The organized nature of the religious right has given it an advantage when it comes to spreading its message. But attempts to redefine the Christian label to equal the views of the religious right requires the suppression of other voices.