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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 01:45 PM
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Democrats get standing O's from evangelical crowd.
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Howard Dean is getting standing ovations from evangelicals?!


WASHINGTON - A convention of evangelical Christians gave standing ovations this week to Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Barack Obama, D-Ill.

And that's news, because pro-choice, pro-gay rights Democrats are not usually favorites of evangelicals. But that could be changing as the Democratic Party tries to reconnect with so-called values voters,
and some evangelical leaders try to extend religious debates beyond same-sex marriage and abortion.

''It's been terribly politicized and polarized. Moral values can't be narrowed to those two,'' said the Rev. Jim Wallis, leader of the Sojourners. His ''progressive evangelical'' group organized a three-day conference in Washington this week to lobby politicians on behalf of the poor.

Six hundred clergy and their followers attended workshops, listened to speeches and visited their congressional representatives.


The DNC confirmed that this was part of a larger program to reach out to religious voters.

Good going Howard Dean!
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  -Democrats get standing O's from evangelical crowd. gully  Jun-29-06 01:45 PM   #0 
  - Way to go Hillary and Obama!  meegbear   Jun-29-06 01:48 PM   #1 
  - Heh.  gully   Jun-29-06 02:39 PM   #9 
  - Yes, but...  SteppingRazor   Jun-29-06 01:51 PM   #2 
  - Sojouners organized, but was not the only presence.  gully   Jun-29-06 01:58 PM   #3 
  - True evangelicals and Christians *should* embrace the Democratic Party...  BlueCaliDem04   Jun-29-06 02:12 PM   #4 
  - AMEN! Thank you for writing that - you are right on target. n/m  AndyA   Jun-29-06 02:20 PM   #5 
  - Thanks, AndyA. n/t  BlueCaliDem04   Jun-29-06 03:08 PM   #13 
  - It's a testament to Dean as well.  gully   Jun-29-06 02:37 PM   #7 
  - It took courage, and Dean's apparently got it in abundance!  BlueCaliDem04   Jun-29-06 03:10 PM   #14 
  - And some of us have been here all along!  wicket   Jun-29-06 02:47 PM   #10 
  - No doubt about it!  BlueCaliDem04   Jun-29-06 03:11 PM   #15 
  - I think "educated christians" always saw that same light.  Joe for Clark   Jun-29-06 03:00 PM   #11 
  - I heard about this on tom joyner yesterday.....  Tarheel_Dem   Jun-29-06 02:21 PM   #6 
     - In full agreement.  gully   Jun-29-06 02:39 PM   #8 
        - Off Topic, but. what does "eom" stand for? n/t  BlueCaliDem04   Jun-29-06 03:07 PM   #12 
           - End Of Message  SharonAnn   Jun-29-06 03:16 PM   #16 
              - Thanks so much, SharonAnn. :-) n/t  BlueCaliDem04   Jun-29-06 03:21 PM   #17 

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