Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Can a Protestant be a True Conservative?

The Calvinists: William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza and John Knox

Darryl Hart wonders if Protestants belong in the conservative fold.  Here is a taste of his post at The Front Porch Republic:

Ever since I lived, moved, and had my being in conservative circles, I have encountered an unspoken ambivalence about Protestantism...At my first program with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, I met a female undergraduate from a conservative liberal arts college who told me she was Pentecostal but on her way to converting to Roman Catholicism.  Why? "To be a consistent conservative is to be a Catholic."  An initial lesson in the corridors of intellectual conservatism was that I, as a Protestant, was an inconsistent conservative.

Read the rest here.