Anne Lamott, call your agent

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is now two-for-two in the Democratic National Committee's Director of Religious Outreach Sweepstakes. As a nonpartisan public service, GetReligion offers this list of possible replacements (serious and otherwise) for the Rev. Brenda Bartella Peterson, who resigned Thursday:

Anne Lamott -- Isn't it time to give a real writer a shot at this?

James Meeks -- If only because he would drive the more extreme church-state separationists crazy.

Oprah -- As penance for her 2000 campaign interview with George W. Bush.

Tony Campolo -- He's been a loyal foot soldier for the party. Hasn't he earned this by now?

Rosemary Radford Ruether -- One thing is sure: she would slap down any patriarchalism in sight.

Jeremiah Wright -- If you think Barack Obama is a powerful speaker, catch one of Wright's sermons in a live webcast from Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago (Sundays at 7:30 & 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Central).

Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon -- Because she never stops spreading the love and the joy, as this photo testifies.

Arlo Guthrie -- Unlike his music publisher, Guthrie found JibJab's "This Land" parody hilarious.

Meryl Streep -- She an actress and a theologian, and she does so "read the whole book."

Jim Wallis -- To prove beyond the shadow of a theological doubt that real evangelicals need never vote Republican.

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