By Peter Glover, Breitbart
What The Guardian and its writers appear to understand about the Christian Church could be written on the back of a postage stamp – with space to spare.
Proof positive comes in the form of Andrew Brown's absurd piece entitled "Christian conservatism takes radical position against welfare cuts". In a clumsy attempt to ally 'Christian conservatism' – in other words, the non-liberal element of the Church – in the paper's campaign vilifying government welfare reforms, Brown alleges his triumphal chief point: "There is no connection at all between right-wing economic views and theological conservatism".
The only problem with that is that Brown's lightweight assessment has more holes in it than the road in Blackburn. By way of my credentials let me say that a couple of years ago, as a theological conservative, I wrote a book which set out to survey the landscape of Christian conservatism.
Among the top contenders for liberalism-at-large in the Anglican Church is the Anglican House of Bishops, a hotbed of woolly liberalism if ever there was one. Strike one against Brown's assertion. He even cites the "evangelical HTB movement" (that is, Holy Trinity Brompton groups of churches) as supporting his position.
But, as my book The Great Evangelical Disaster: Revisited makes abundantly clear, HTB is part of the cult-like charismatic church movement which believes the Bible per se is insufficient as the complete Word of God, and new revelation is still available to the Church. For the 'Christian conservative' that is simply liberalism by the backdoor.