Christian right, progressive left: Birds of a feather?

Progressives and the Christian right are not normally thought to resemble each other. Certainly they don't like each other. But since I've observed both at close quarters, have enjoyed both C.S. Lewis and Noam Chomsky, read Frank Peretti and Molly Ivins, meditated on Francis Schaeffer and Alison Bechdel, what strike me are the similarities.

I list some of the resemblances below. (You can find the differences yourself.) Perhaps each camp will recognize itself a little in the other. What they do with this alarming recognition is up to them.

(Hoo boy, now I've offended my friends in both camps. Lighten up, guys...)

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