In a country that is increasingly polarized politically and religiously, it’s always a breath of fresh air to encounter a group or a movement that strays from the social norm. Enter the Facebook page/movement “The Christian Left.”
TCL has gained national and international notoriety as a movement of Christ-following believers that shirk the right-wing political “norm” so commonly experienced within the evangelical community. It’s calling card, a mixture of political satire and spiritual discipleship, helmed by four men who believe that the world needs to experience more than the typical Tea Party-esque brand of Christianity that saturates the political landscape.
I discovered The Christian Left a year ago, and have watched in awe as the once small Facebook page has exploded to more than 135,000 members!
I’ve always been a Christian. Frankly, I was embarrassed by what the public face of Christianity had become. It didn’t seem to have much to do with anything Jesus taught. I just couldn’t stand to see my faith hijacked by the political right wing.
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