I was raised as a Presbyterian, and I have to say, today I’m pretty proud of that fact. The church has issued a statement officially repudiating the millenialist belief that Israel must control all of its historical terroritory to facilitate the second coming, and has come out in opposition of Israeli settlement activity. Not only am I glad the church is taking what I consider to be a courageous and sensible moral stance against the ongoing violence, but I’m also glad to see a religious denomination demonstrating that there’s more to Christianity in America than giving red meat to Republicans on family values issues.