Don't Have a Sacred Cow, Man!

“It was the image of a rebellious, youth-corrupting Bart Simpson that caused many conservatives-George Bush I, among them-to decry the show as evidence of America’s moral decline when it debuted in 1989. But recently The Simpsons has gotten a lot of positive ink for its thoughtful portrayal of faith and family values, including cover stories in Christianity Today and The Christian Century. What changed?” —Don’t Have a Sacred Cow, Man!Sojourners)

The Sojourners website (“a Christian ministry whose mission is to proclaim and practice the biblical call to integrate spiritual renewal and social justice”) returned 724 hits for “justice” and 510 hits for “Jesus,” giving it a “justice to Jesus ratio” of 1.4:1, which, according to Tony Woodlief’s quirky formula, suggests the organization is more interested in social action than in Christianity.