Jan G. Linn is copastor of Spirit of Joy Church in Lakeville, Minnesota, and author of What's Wrong with the Christian Right (BrownWalker, 2005) and Big Christianity: What's Right with the Religious Left (Westminster John Knox, 2006).
On the surface, the June 4 Presidential Forum on Faith, Values and Poverty seemed a good thing. But in the long run, the forum was not a victory for the faith community but rather a sign that social-justice Christians are making the same mistakes that the Christian right has been making—with the nation and Christianity paying the long-term price.
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