Evangelicals "Fear" Obama's Administration? ~ Praxis Habitus - On Race Religion & Culture

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Evangelicals "Fear" Obama's Administration?

Here's an interesting article that plays on the dichotomy of Religious Right with Antagonistic Left. Although this particular article at the end moves away from a narrow characterization, this story has been re-played in other national newspapers to bring out the "hype" of "fearful evangelicals."

From the article:
Obama has endorsed faith-based initiatives and conversation about the role of religion in public life. Despite the objection of gay rights activists, he plans to have Rev. Rick Warren, a popular evangelical minister, deliver the invocation at his inauguration.

But conservative evangelicals, who had a great deal of access to the Bush administration and influenced its policies on abortion and other issues, worry that Obama's commitment to listen to the concerns of evangelicals comes with caveats on issues such as same-sex marriage and hiring gays and lesbians.

More moderate evangelicals say conservatives' concerns are premature and unwarranted. David Gushee, professor of Christian ethics at Mercer University and president of Evangelicals for Human Rights, said Obama's record and appointments have less to do with the concerns than his affiliation with the d-word.

No, not the devil—Democrats.
You can read the full article here.

What do you think?

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