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The Religious Right in Florida: It's Alive

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In Florida, long a hotbed for evangelical/Christian Right activity, the Miami Herald reports Barack Obama's evangelical outreach is running into some roadblocks:

When two prominent evangelical Christians from Florida agreed to speak at the Democratic National Convention, the party proudly pointed to Barack Obama's aggressive outreach to a traditionally Republican voting bloc.But one, a Christian magazine publisher, decided not to go on stage, and the other, the Rev. Joel Hunter, who gave the benediction after Obama's speech, said Tuesday he is ''laying low'' until after the election.Meanwhile, several leaders of the religious right in Florida say they are more enthused than ever about Republican John McCain, pointing to his strong performance at a nationally televised forum at a California church and his staunchly anti-abortion running mate, Sarah Palin....The Christian Coalition of Florida is preparing to distribute three million voter guides that will not offer endorsements but will outline ...
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