We’ve heard a lot about the religious right in the last few years, but what about the religious left? After the November elections, a group of Reston entrepreneurs decided to produce goods for Christian liberals who are “sick of a vocal minority using the Bible and Christian traditions for their own political purposes.” According to the press release for Religious Riot products, “Christianity needs to be reclaimed by people who find Bible thumping abhorrent and who believe being a Christian has more to do with compassion and justice than with fear and hate.” And what better way to reclaim your religion than with a bumper sticker that quotes Matthew 23:3-5: “Then Jesus answered, “I tell you this: tax-gatherers and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you’ ” or 23:26: “Hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, which you have filled inside by robbery and self-indulgence!”? To receive a brochure, write Religious Riot, 768 Walker Rd., Suite 248, Great Falls, VA 22066.

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