So the key is to tell the Fundamentalist Right that the basis for their fundamentalism is wrong? Heck, why didn’t you say so? Us liberal Christians will get right on that. We’ll just find out how mainline Islam got it to work on al Qaeda—
Wait. You mean it didn’t work on al Qaeda, and couldn’t work, because fundamentalism doesn’t care about right or wrong, only certainty?
Plan B, then. Keep at the work the gospels and the Holy Spirit inspire us to do, and drown out the Fundies by publicizing the heck out of it all—
Oh. Matthew 6:5-6. That’s why we weren’t publicizing it in the first place.
Well, maybe liberal/progressive media like Salon and Alternet will get the word out for us. After all, our work and their political goals align quite nicely—
Crap. They’re the ones demanding that we rebuke the Fundies in the first place.
It’s not like Salon and Alternet have been reporting liberal Christian stories anyway. They completely ignored the news that the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted to allow their ministers to preside over same-sex marriages, and are putting up for ratification a change to the church’s constitution to no longer define marriage strictly as one man and one woman. That’s the progress they’re fighting for, right? They won, and they don’t want to celebrate?
They’d probably throw that Matthew text back in our faces if we stood up to them, too.
Plan C, then. Keep at the work the gospels and the Holy Spirit inspire us to do, and pray that Salon and Alternet’s editors get their heads out of their asses and stop using us as cannon fodder in their culture war.