A new group with a good sounding name - Christians for a Sustainable Economy - has formed. But what's their real agenda? As Faith in Public Life notes the political organization is a "who's who" of the conservative movement with a campaign that:
...cloaks conservative economic orthodoxy in the language of compassion and falsely alleges that the Circle of Protection's signers "provide a religious imprimatur for big government and sanctify federal welfare programs that are often ineffective."
Recognizing that Americans' views on the economy are shaped by their moral values, the Religious Right is mounting a large-scale effort to convince the country that protecting tax breaks for those at the top and slashing protections for the rest of us is the moral response to hard times. We can't cede the high ground.
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