Monday, March 24, 2008


Interesting piece today in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the political fracturing of the monolithic evangelical vote. An excerpt:
...Evangelicals are emphasizing broader political issues, the old leadership of the religious right is dying, and the young don't care as deeply about divisive issues such as gay marriage. Some are disenchanted after having one of their own in the White House for eight years.

"Among my evangelical friends who voted for Bush in 2000, they thought he was going to end abortion and gay marriages. Instead, they got the war in Iraq, tax cuts for the super rich and they got Katrina," said Shaun Casey, a professor of ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington.

"Half of the evangelical electors are in play," Jim Wallis said in a February visit to Georgia....

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