Lifest 2010, a Christian music and preaching festival, has one less sponsor today. A Christian radio station felt the need to pull out because the festival featured Sojourners founder Jim Wallis on its slate of speakers.
The festival, scheduled for July 7-11 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, boasts more than 150 Christian artists, speakers, and comedians. Wallis will be Friday night's keynote speaker. Over 15,000 people are expected to attend.
But this morning, the Oshkosh Northwestern reported that radio station Q90-FM had pulled its sponsorship because of "fundamental disagreement on the wisdom of bringing Mr. Wallis to Lifest."
Q90-FM posted a statement on their website explaining that the station's leadership felt Wallis' political views, particularly those regarding social justice, to be "humanistic" and that Wallis and Sojourners are "seeking an unholy alliance between the Church and Government."
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