There was a time when Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was one of the darlings Inside the Beltway. He was one of the new moderate evangelicals who were said to be displacing the bad old Christian Right; ringing-in the end of the culture wars; and inaugurating a shining new era of common ground.
But it was not to be.Much of what was touted as moderation, was not. The epitome of this was Rick Warren, who was cast as the new Billy Graham. But as it turned out, he was a Christian Right Republican partisan; an anti-gay marriage leader, who later lied about it on Larry King Live; a creationist; held to extreme Austrian school economic views; and was supportive of anti-gay legislation in Africa, until he was exposed and forced into changing his position.
And so on.
And then there was Rev. Samuel Rodriguez.
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