The Religious Left, Again

Via The Economist, here’s a report on the “Lausanne movement”, a grouping of evangelicals founded in 1974 by Billy Graham as a response to the by-the-numbers leftism of the reliably dreadful World Council of Churches.

I don’t know how this movement was in 1974, but these days it doesn’t sound like much of an improvement over the rabble for which it was designed as an alternative:

…coming from a body that stresses the spiritual, parts of the meeting’s final statement were quite earthly. Humanity must “repent of our part in the destruction, waste and pollution of the Earth’s resources, and our collusion in the toxic idolatry of consumerism,”

‘Toxic idolatry of consumerism’. Oh my.

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