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Friday Five Interview: Mark DeMoss

Are Christians contributing to a more civil public square? One Christian leader says no.

For today's entry in the Friday Five interview series, we chat with Mark DeMoss. Mark is president and founder of The DeMoss Group, a high-profile public relations firm that advises Christian organizations such as the Billy Graham Association, Prison Fellowship, and The American Bible Society. Mark served as an unpaid advisor to the Mitt Romney campaign in 2012. He is the author of The Little Red Book of Wisdom.

Today we talk with Mark DeMoss about Christians and civil discourse, the future of the evangelical movement, and the lessons he learned from his father.

In 2009 you launched The Civility Project, calling for greater respect and civility in the public square. After 2 years you shut it down, citing lack of participation. What did this exercise tell you about the state of the discourse in our country?

The state of civil discourse in our country is, in my view, not good. In fact, it is generally terrible. This is not only a problem on the left or among secularists; it is a problem on ...

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