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Included is a list of seventeen persons who fit the category,
All are white males (I think, i am only familiar with 4 or 5 of them.)
I would have thought that African Americans and Women would be more likely than White Males to combine conservative religious views with progressive social and economic views..
I wonder how strong a force they are within Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christianity?
I am guessing that their numbers are rather small. There might be statistics, but i don't recall any.
Some are involved in a movement called "Red Letter Christians" emphasizing the actual teachings of Jesus. That is a great idea (except that about 80% of the words in the Gospels that are attributed to Jesus were probably not spoken by him*)
(* I would feel pretty safe with the parables of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son, and the Sermon on the Mount (Luke's version plus the Lord's Prayer). Much of the other 80+ percent of "red letter" statements is, in my opinion, inconsistent with or a distortion of the 18 percent that i feel reasonably sure is authentic. )