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CNN Debating Evangelical Voting

CNN reports that 36 percent of evangelicals in Virginia voted for the Democratic challenger to Sen. George Allen. Former Secretary of the Navy James Webb opposed the ban on same-sex marriage that passed by a significant margin. James Carville might have made the most astute point of the night I've seen so far. While we're talking about evangelical voting on abortion, same-sex marriage, poverty, etc., Iraq remains a hugely significant issue for everyone–no matter your religious beliefs. I don't see why evangelicals would be immune to the general public's disenchantment with America's progress in stabilizing that nation. Without a dominant born-again candidate on the ticket (Bush), when Republicans have delivered on some pro-life promises (Supreme Court nominees, partial-birth abortion), and when the same-sex marriage issue has somewhat receeded, Iraq has dominated the overall political conversation, even among evangelicals who by and large backed the invasion.

Posted:November 7, 2006 at 7:57PM
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CNN Debating Evangelical Voting