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May 2008
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Opinion page articles on evangelicals

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The Houston Chronicle's Opinion page had a couple of pieces on evang. Christians.

I love this one - Those poor, mischaracterized evangelicals! All they're really doing is trying to save the world!

Of course it's true that a handful of Christian figures reinforce the worst stereotypes of the movement. Their loopy and triumphalist claims are seized upon by lazy journalists and the direct-mail operatives of political opponents. Yet it is dishonest to disparage the massive civic and democratic contribution of evangelicals by invoking the excesses of a tiny few.


Don't go thinking this election has 'ended' the religious right

So before rearranging their public policy agenda in hopes of attracting evangelicals, the Democrats would be wise to think twice. There has been a radical change in the attitudes of evangelicals — it's just not one that will automatically be in the Democrats' favor.

You see, evangelicals aren't re-examining their political priorities nearly as much as they are re-examining their spiritual priorities. That could be bad news for both political parties.

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