WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — An interfaith group composed primarily of liberal political activists and mainline Christian clergy is attacking Republican devotees of Ayn Rand for allegedly undermining Christianity. “Christians Must Choose: Ayn Rand or Jesus,” a new campaign by the American Values Network, targets those who have praised Rand’s brand of Libertarianism.
The network is staffed by a Democratic Party strategist and includes as board members former Democratic elected officials and a past Democratic Party National Committee Chair, as well as United Methodist ethicist Phil Wogaman, former pastor to President Bill Clinton.
Saying that GOP leaders are facing a “crisis of values,” the campaign points out Rand’s atheism and claims that all of her teachings “stand in direct contradiction to the Bible.”
“Interestingly, Religious Left groups do not ask if atheist Karl Marx undermines Christianity.” — Mark Tooley, IRD President
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