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So often, people who call themselves "Christian" all are painted with the same brush. With the media pushing microphones in front of Pat Robertson (when he doesn't use his own) and his ilk, its not surprising that Christians are caricatured almost as often as Arab Americans.

However, there is a new, vibrant voice calling out for its own microphone. Calling themselves "Red Letter Christians" (referring to the words of Jesus in many bibles, written in red), and led by high profile authors/commentators such as Tony Campolo and Jim Wallis, the RLC's are a much needed counterpoint to the Fundamentalist voices that have so long dominated American religious dialogue (or, should I say, monologue).

Believing that Christianity should be in the public sphere, but not just on Gay marriage and abortion, the RLC's have found a galvanizing issue in opposition to the war in Iraq. If you'd like to see a logical, well-thought-out expression of religious opposition to the war that most Fundamentalists would have a hard time debating, take a look at the following reaction to Bush's speech announcing the escalation of American involvement in the conflict:

http://www.beliefnet.com/blogs/godspolitics/2007/01/jim-wallis-criminal-escalation-of.html
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Well, I don't have much to say here, but I'm wondering why you are here...tell me.
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"Raise the Roof", by Bob James
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