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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 08:28 AM
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2. That's a tough one.
Edited on Mon Jun-16-08 08:45 AM by jefferson_dem
I think his personal faith perspective serves as a foundation that helps inform his position on policies relating to social justice and equality...for sure. As he is a "believer", how could it not? He's pretty much signaled that in his speeches and writings.

Of course, he would not seek to impose religious tenets or doctrines as public policy. Viva la difference.
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  -Evangelical biographer warms to Obama - Young evangelicals agree with him on poverty and war. jefferson_dem  Jun-16-08 08:14 AM   #0 
  - Does Obama really believe that faith should bear on public policy?  malik flavors   Jun-16-08 08:18 AM   #1 
  - That's a tough one.  jefferson_dem   Jun-16-08 08:28 AM   #2 
  - "Impose religious tenants?"  Jackpine Radical   Jun-16-08 08:40 AM   #5 
     - LOL! Awesome typo alert.  jefferson_dem   Jun-16-08 08:44 AM   #6 
  - If it's the part of faith that helps people in need then I am all in.  Max_powers94   Jun-16-08 08:33 AM   #3 
  - I think he sees it as his personal moral compass, which isn't necessarily a bad thing  rox63   Jun-16-08 08:38 AM   #4 
  - In June of 2006 Sen. Obama delivered the keynote address at a conference of progressive Evangelicals  Douglas Carpenter   Jun-16-08 08:53 AM   #7 
     - I think the christian  Mr. Blonde   Jun-16-08 09:53 AM   #9 
        - I think that is correct...and attitudes also have changed over time  Douglas Carpenter   Jun-16-08 10:16 AM   #10 
  - Thanks for the clearing that up, folks. I was curious about that.  malik flavors   Jun-16-08 09:24 AM   #8 
  - As long as this is just framing issues, I don't have a problem with it.  anonymous171   Jun-16-08 10:18 AM   #11 

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