Linn rightly suggests that Jim Wallis and other social justice liberals are mimicking the religious right. Here's a quote:
The issue is not whether Christians or members of any other religious group have the right to vote for candidates who share their faith and values. The question is whether the way Christians on the right and left are involved in politics undermines both our democracy and the faith communities they represent. With good reason many of us have believed that the Christian right has done so. I would suggest that any group that focuses on the faith of candidates as a qualification for public office will negatively affect government and religion, even if its agenda is one of social justice.For those interested in hearing more from Jan Linn, here's a link to a podcast of an interview I did with him on the Religious Talk radio program on 9-19-04.