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"That the religious right completely took over the word Christian is a given. At one time, phrases such as Christian charity and Christian tolerance were used to denote kindness and compassion. To perform a "Christian" act meant an act of giving, of acceptance, of toleration. Now, Christian is invariably linked to right-wing conservative political thought -- Christian nation, Christian morality, Christian values, Christian family."
Peter McWilliams (more quotes by Peter McWilliams or books by/about Peter McWilliams)
(1949-2000) Poet, author
Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do, 1996
Agnostic, Family, Freedom, Liberty, Reason, Religion, Tolerance