#OccupyWallStreet and “Jesus Stuff”
This video of an un-aired Fox News interview of #OccupyWallStreet participant Jesse LaGreca is deservedly making the rounds on the Internet this week for LaGreca’s willingness to confront Fox News.
But I thought the most interesting part of the interview was when he articulated the policies he thought we should be talking about and the values behind them:
LaGreca: I think myself as well as many other people would like to see a little more economic justice or social justice–Jesus stuff–as far as feeding the poor, health care for the sick.
The Religious Right has long tried to convince Americans that only conservatives are politically inspired by faith while people who disagree with them are hostile to religion. It’s great to see LaGreca representing progressives who value their faith traditions and exposing these reductionist stereotypes.