Hey, did you know that there are people on the political left who are religious? If you didn’t, allow me the pleasure of being the first you meet.
The CCF was active on Canada from the early 1930s until the early 1960s. One of the provincial sections of the CCF became the party of government in 1944. If you research this, you’ll find the CCF in Wikipedia listed with a political ideology of democratic socialism.
To quote Wikipedia regarding Saskatchewan politics, “in 1944 Tommy Douglas became premier of the first avowedly socialist regional government in North America.” Tommy Douglas was a former Baptist minister.
Canadian socialism was heavily influenced by the social gospel.
Are you surprised at this? What does your religious impulse drive in your life?