by Mark D. Tooley
Evangelical Left icon Jim Wallis of Sojourners is deeply distressed that the Obama Administration has become less than messianic. A growing conservative electoral resurgence must also disturb the political prophet, as he mournfully noted that “long-time senators are leaving public office,” unwilling to champion Wallis-style statist causes in a hostile climate.
Having assumed that the Kingdom of God would break forth in a plethora of left-leaning legislation, form Obamacare, to cap and trade, to liberalized immigration, some on the Evangelical and Religious Left now wonder what went wrong. Many probably join Wallis in feeling “lament” and “emptiness” during this ostensible “national and global crisis.”