Thu Oct 18, 2012, 12:15 AM
TomCADem (6,946 posts)
Akin Bonds Ever Tighter With Evangelicals
Source: Wall Street Journal
ST. LOUIS—In a 13-minute speech at a campaign stop this week, Missouri's Republican senatorial candidate, Rep. Todd Akin, never mentioned jobs or the economy. He did, however, mention God—31 times.
"God is the start of it all," Mr. Akin told about 150 attendees at the "Missouri Women Standing with Todd Akin" rally Monday afternoon.
Mr. Akin, a six-term representative from the St. Louis area, has long been a favorite of evangelical Christians who support his positions against abortion and same-sex marriage. Now, two months after he triggered a national uproar by saying that female bodies can avoid pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape," Mr. Akin has retreated deeper into the protection of that evangelical base. His comments, in an August interview with a St. Louis television station, turned what had been seen as a likely Republican pickup of a Democratic seat into a challenge for the GOP.
With the party establishment distancing itself from the congressman, Mr. Akin has favored churches for events, relied on home-schoolers for volunteers and filled parking lots with cars bearing bumper stickers trumpeting creationism.
Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444592704578063153570214108.html
The Corporate Christians continue their war on women and the poor.
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