Newsweek magazine is the latest MSM mouthpiece to try and sell the "New Evangelicalism" idea to the American public -- this being the cherished hope of liberals that pseudo-evangelicals like Ron Sider and Tony Campolo are creating a revolution against the leadership of Jerry Falwell, James Dobson, D. James Kennedy and the like. Why would the left desire this shift? Easy. The "New Evangelicalism" distorts the Bible's teaching and thus discourages believers from taking effective stands against abortion, homosexuality, divorce, euthanasia, excessive government spending, isolationism, and other issues so dear to the liberals.
Here's an invigorating commentary on the matter from Don Feder.