Where did I Go Left?

Friends of Padre Steve’s World, It has been a bust day at my church denominational conference and I am about to head to bed. However, I am posting a more strongly worded and explicit revision of something I wrote a couple of years ago. Yes my friends, though I consider myself a moderate and will not change the title of this page, I am probably better classified as a former conservative who is now a liberal. The path that I took was intellectual, spiritual and emotional. It is something that I tie to my faith as a Christian as well as my humanity and realization that we as human beings are in this world together, whether we like it or not. So have a great night and hopefully I will have some time my last night in Houston to do a fresh article. Peace, Padre Steve+

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Somewhere along the path from conservatism to moderation I got labeled.

I got labeled with the “L” Word. no, not the Lesbian one, the other less socially acceptable one, the Liberal label…and to tell the truth though I consider myself a moderate I actually fall on the Liberal side of the political and religious spectrum.

It actually surprised me when I figured it out. To tell the truth I don’t know how it happened. I cheered the demise of Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Mike Dukakis and even Al Gore. I listened to Rush as much as I could. Not even 8 years ago I was defending “W” against what I thought were unfair assaults from the left. I enjoyed liberal bashing. It was fun.

But a funny thing happened between 2004 and now, I think it was a place called Iraq, where I began to question the unquestionable questions of…

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2 responses to “Where did I Go Left?

  1. Bill Ramsey

    Steve: If I were a former soldier, I’d have to give you a big Hoorah! Bill Ramsey

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Ian Stewart

    Padre Steve,
    As an Army retiree and capital L liberal, I have to ask – did you change (became a liberal) or did the “conservatives” shift so far to the right that anyone adhering to the idea behind the Golden Rule became a liberal by default?

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