Folks, if you’re not a member of the ACLU….
…join already! Progressive organizations are at it full-time trying to protect your rights. But they need enthusiastic, committed armies behind them, armies just as energetic as fundamentalist congregations. If you need a kick in the pants, go to a right-wing megachurch,* witness the frenzied, bubbly vim, and reflect on the fact that some of these folks will go home after church and put all that energy to work to change society in ways you really won’t like.
Pretend you’re one of them, only through the looking-glass. Let an outrageous news article be the sermon that gets you going. Next time you read one, send five bucks to the progressives. Better yet, volunteer.
And when you join, leave a comment on this blog. Preach it!
* Or just watch Jesus Camp.