Evangelicals

EVANGELICALS….Some good news on the religion front:

The National Assn. of Evangelicals is circulating a draft of a groundbreaking framework for political action that strongly endorses social and economic justice and warns against close alignment with any political party.

….It affirms a religiously based commitment to government protections for the poor, the sick and disabled, including fair wages, healthcare, nutrition and education. It declares that Christians have a “sacred responsibility” to protect the environment.

It’s not all good news for liberals, of course, since the document also has the usual evangelical positions on abortion, gay rights, stem cells, etc. Still, if it gets taken seriously it might help push some evangelicals into the Democratic camp, it might get some of them to just stay home, or it might even get the Republican leadership to ease up in their endless to war against the poor and weak. Any or all of these would be good things.

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