Friday, November 30, 2007

Raw: CBS probes if the Christian right is turning left

The Raw Story | CBS probes if the Christian right is turning left: "Evangelical Christians have for years been strongly associated with the Republican Party. According to CBS, white evangelicals make up about 25% of the electorate, and 78% of them voted Republican in 2004. However, now certain evangelicals are showing a willingness to listen to the Democratic Party's message of compassion for the poor and sick. Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life, was recently criticized by some on the religious right when he invited Hillary Clinton to speak at his church about the AIDS epidemic. 'The greatest criticism that Jesus got, he got not from political people or from secular people,' Warren told CBS. 'He got it from religious people. And it's amazing to me that sometimes the people who understand grace are the least gracious people on the planet.'"


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