Focus on the Family attempts to smear two leading evangelicals — Tony Campolo and Jim Wallis — as New Age leftists.

Both evangelists have spent decades battling poverty and racism in America, but both evangelists also have strong records of upholding Biblical authority, emphasizing conservative belief in salvation through Jesus Christ, and maintaining a conservative sexual ethic.

Focus joins a Southern Baptist ideologue, Albert Mohler, in mischaracterizing the religious beliefs of Campolo and Wallis. Focus illogically implies that because Campolo and Wallis are less politically extreme than the SBC, Campolo and Wallis are somehow part of some nefarious leftist movement that is “outside Christian cardinal doctrines.”

As it happens, Campolo and Wallis have always criticized the partisanship of both left and right.

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