Progressive Christians promote “social justice.” The thing that most Social Justice Christians (SJC) don’t realize is that this movement has its roots in Marxist/Socialist ideology. How will they achieve social justice? Through global change. Change will be accomplished through the redistribution of wealth (they love to spend other people’s money) and government-managed economies. (Social justice is anti-capitalist, by the way.) SJC’s promote values such as compassion, justice, mercy and tolerance through political activism. Progressive causes include: higher taxes; open borders; socialized medicine; gun control; radical environmentalism; eliminating the death penalty; missions; LGBTQ+ inclusion; softening the conservative stance on abortion. Their rhetoric has a facade of Christlikeness; however, the beliefs they hold are steeped in Cultural Marxism. (More here)
So with this background in place, Pulpit & Pen has posted an article describing what Vote Common Good, a group of Progressive Christians headed by Emergent Church guru Doug Pagitt, is doing to get evangelicals to vote for Democrats.
[Lancaster Online] According to the Pew Research Center, more than 80 percent of white evangelical voters supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. But a group of progressive Christians, many of whom are evangelical Democrats, hope to change those numbers.
Wednesday evening, that group, Vote Common Good, staged a rally at Grace United Church of Christ, 1947 New Holland Pike. Lancaster was the second stop on a scheduled 31-stop tour, designed to rally voters in 20 battleground congressional districts…
Doug Pagitt, an evangelical pastor from Minneapolis, and executive director of Vote Common Good, said the election of Donald Trump was the catalyst that birthed the organization.
Pagitt said it was “terrifying” that “Donald Trump was not only a reasonable choice but the preferred choice of evangelicals. This kind of tragedy in the American spirit isn’t just a problem to solve, it’s really a crisis to respond to.”