So I lied about signing off for the holidays.
I found this article by Jennifer Barnett Reed at The Smirking Chimp, and forwarded the URL to my wife, who sees no contradiction in being a liberal and a Christian. She’s now forwarding it to many of her friends. Like my wife and her friends, Ms. Reed finds the co-opting of the word “faith” for political purposes onerous, and that “the word ‘Christian’ has come to be so strongly associated with beliefs that are the polar opposite of mine. It’s frankly embarrassing to share a label with Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell.”