Religious Leftovers by Mark Tooley

Religious Leftovers

How the National Council of Churches Lives Off the Agenda of the Democratic Party

by Mark Tooley

Does the National Council of Churches (NCC) ever disagree with the Democratic Party? The short answer is “not really.” But a longer answer would explain that the NCC, in its political pronouncements and activism, is sometimes more utopian and less grounded in political realities than the Democratic Party.

Predictable Opposition

On economic, military, and foreign policy issues, the NCC is always in sync with the most liberal wing of the Democratic Party. For example, NCC General Secretary Bob Edgar formally responded to President Bush’s State of the Union address in January much like a leader of the Democratic Party. (He is, after all, a former Democratic Congressman.)

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