Look, I don't doubt there can be Christian liberals, in a sense. I think they're gravely mistaken, but I could easily see a Christian believing that there's a government duty to provide for the poor, and further that this duty should manifest in socialist policies. Victor himself is, as near as I can tell, a Christian like that - I'm sure it's more complicated than that for him, but it'd be along those lines. And he seems to reach those positions from a sincere Christian faith, which I can respect.
But the Christian Left site? If I were Victor, I'd be profoundly worried at its existence.
Let's go down the list on the main page alone and see what problems there are to point out.
First off, notice that the page is plastered with links to Michael Dowd's "Evolutionary Christianity". Now, I've blogged about Dowd before - I've read his books. I say the following as a theistic evolutionist myself: Michael Dowd's beliefs are not 'Christianity, but accepting evolution'. They are, literally, 'atheism, but with a kind of chipper low-grade pantheist spin'. Everything from the resurrection to the existence of God is gone under Dowd's view, 'reinterpreted' out of existence. "God" becomes "reality", which in turn becomes "nature", which in turn becomes "nature, according to naturalists". Not even the Nature of Baruch Spinoza, complete with its metaphysical oddities - it's not for nothing that Dowd is labeled a religious naturalist at the Wikipedia, and who writes articles like 'Thank God for the New Atheists'.
If this is the personification of liberal Christianity, then liberal Christianity is an oxymoron. It's just atheism with smiley face and obnoxious slogans/images.
I was half tempted to go down the list of this site's main page content and give comment, but honest to God, there's just not much there to talk about that's depthful. There's the usual "liberal identity" move of over the top self-congratulation displayed in spades, complete with labeling their every political belief as "Social Justice". There's the usual assurance that they don't define Christianity by opposition to gay marriage or abortion, which in this case means that they're in favor of gay marriage and a "right" to abortion in pretty much every case. (Really, even their facebook timeline features get out the vote ads by Planned Parenthood warning that Roe v Wade may hang in the balance this election.)
What really stands out is this particular bit:
The tree that is the Christian Right all too frequently bears fruit of anger, hate and judgment. It produces some strange fruit. “The same strange fruit that white supremacists hung from the trees in the South. The same strange fruit that the Nazis baked in the ovens of Auschwitz. The same strange fruit that was diced and sliced with machetes in Rwanda. The same strange fruit that is left to rot to death in Africa because the cost of a cure may undercut someone’s bottom line. The same strange fruit that is pounded to death daily with rocks and bombs in the Middle East. The same strange fruit that are depressed to death because of homophobic bullying. Trees that bear these fruits, systems that bear these fruits are to be cut down and thrown into the fires – they are the chaff that God wills to burn in an “unquenchable fire,” where they will bear the fruit of domination no longer.” (from Rev. Mark Sandlin’s sermon, “All Means All.”)So, there you have it. Are you a conservative Christian? Well, you're part of the same movement that hung blacks with the KKK, burned jews with the nazis, chopped up yet more blacks in Africa, kill even MORE blacks (apparently by blocking research for, I guess, an AIDS cure), stoning people to death in the Middle East (wait, killing christian converts from Islam is a Christian Right thing?), killing gays... and to top it off you, conservative Christian, are going to hell. (Not literally, hell's not real. Neither is heaven. See: Michael Dowd.)
Look, I make an effort to be relaxed about politics. I'm socially conservative, even economically conservative, but I know better than to allow myself to be whipped into a frenzy by the GOP and used as a political tool. I also realize that discussions about economics and social programs can, at times, be pretty nuanced - it's not a fight between "communism and capitalism" exclusively, with capitalism the pure and holy option. But this? If I were a Liberal Christian - a sincere, believing one in the mold of what I think Victor Reppert is - this site would horrify me. It would be like me identifying as Christian Rightist, and finding the Christian Right site where liberal Christians are all derided as faggot commies who're gonna go to hell, and finding the site plastered with links to Ken Ham's latest book, all while repeatedly talking about how Christianity is all about FREEDOM and Christ was a right-winger who'd be in favor of everything from owning semi-automatics to a nice big tax break for Apple.
Really, what a rotten site in every way.