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Patrick Hynes and Jeremy Lott in USA Today:

It must be rough. Even so, we think Christian conservatives should take solace in the fact that most of their critics don’t mean a word of it.

As proof, we offer Exhibit A: the religious left. No comparable group of political activists has received as much news media attention since the last election.

According to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, religious lefties are about 7% of the electorate. They are called on regularly by Democratic politicians seeking to win over values voters.

What’s interesting is that leaders of the religious left have not been hit with a similar and constant charge of "theocracy." This despite the fact that religious lefties articulate public policy positions in the context of the Bible and frame their political entreaties in the moral "values" language we are accustomed to hearing from Christian conservatives.

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