Jump directly to the content

Hush hush religious outreach

The religious outreach at the Republican National Convention seems to be much quieter than the show put on by the Democratic National Convention.

I blogged several times last week about the interfaith service and the faith caucuses. Other than the brief prayer breakfast this morning, I haven't found a religious event sponsored by the RNC or the McCain campaign.

Well, apparently all the evangelicals met last Friday before I got here. At least that's what David Kirkpatrick at the New York Times writes.

"At a lunch Friday in Minneapolis, two of his top advisers - Charlie Black, a veteran political operative, and Dan Coats, a former senator from Indiana - were extolling Ms. Palin's virtues to about 150 influential evangelicals as evidence of Mr. McCain's ideological commitments," Kirkpatrick writes. "That night, at a larger gathering of Christian conservatives, the campaign sent Frank Donatelli, vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, to reinforce the message: Mr. McCain would be a 'pro-life' president, which could make a crucial difference with two Supreme Court justices close to retirement."

My plane arrived late Friday night, but either way, I didn't get the memo (and I asked the RNC and campaign several times for those types of memos). Maybe the RNC relies on groups like the Eagle Forum to host events. In any case, there's definitely a difference between Denver and St. Paul.

Related Topics:Politics
Posted:September 3, 2008 at 4:19PM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
Sorry Again, John 3:16: The World's 10 Most Popular Bible Verses of 2014
YouVersion studies which scriptures 164 million users shared and remembered most this year.
Does the Gospel Mandate Racial Reconciliation? White Pastors Agree More Than Black Pastors
Recent research informs today's A Time To Speak conference, where Bryan Loritts, John Piper, Matt Chandler, and others will discuss race.
Do They Know It's Christmas in Sierra Leone? Ebola Cancels Celebrations
Deadly disease brings a bit more accuracy to much-maligned Band Aid advocacy song.
Kony 2012's Invisible Children Makes Major Cuts for One Final Year Fighting the LRA
'Heavy-hearted' but 'incredibly proud,' advocacy group plans to shutter most operations by end of 2015.
Christianity Today
Hush hush religious outreach