Well CNN has finally recognized at least ONE "progressive" Christian voice. That voice is Jim Wallis of Sojourners. And he's calling for health care as a human right, as a moral obligation, as a responsibility of government. Sounds like good news and it is! Since Wallis is on the president's advisory counsel he got the nod to go out there and help pitch healthcare reform as a moral obligation as part of the administration's outreach to faith based organizations.
The bad news is that women's reproductive health is being sold down the river in the process. No abortions for poor women. No mention of and "OK" from Jim if rape, incest, or the mother's health are at risk. Just a blanket, "no change in federal funding for abortion" rhetorical response.
I'm not fool, this is what it's going to take to get this done. But here's my position, if we're not going to provide funding for abortions, we shouldn't be funding therapies for men with erectile dysfunction. Seems like a simple formula to me. No funding for reproductive health for women, no funding for reproductive health for men.
Nice to know the principle of separation of church and state is well intact, particularly on the subject of health care. Afterall, shouldn't health care be determined by a person and their doctor? Or is that just old fashioned?