Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Evangelicals Don't Do Stereotypes

Posted by Teresa at 7:33 PM
According to a Beliefnet Poll, evangelicals ranked traditionally progressive
or Democratic causes as more important than traditionally conservative or
Republican ones. It's a somewhat surprising result. Here are how they ranked
different issues:
The economy (85%)
Cleaning up government (85%)
Reducing poverty (80%)
Improving public education/access to health care (78%)
Protecting the environment (70%)
Ending torture (68%)
Ending Iraq war (67%)
Ending abortion (61%)
Combating sex and violence in the media and entertainment (59%)
Illegal immigration (59%)
Stopping gay marriage (49%)
Helping Africa (48%)
Winning Iraq war (46%)
Fighting Islamic radicalism (58%)
Does this mean we can put the abortion clinic picketing evangelical stereotype
to rest already?

In this video from the CNN Democratic debate, Barack Obama argues the
Democratic Party needs to reach out to evangelicals:

1 comments:

UJ on 7:58 PM, January 23, 2008 said...

Does this mean we can put the abortion clinic picketing evangelical stereotype
to rest already?

No.

From the article:

At the same time, 65-percent of evangelicals said that Christian Right leaders sometimes or almost always represent their views. Of those respondents, an overwhelming number—80-percent—said Christian Right leaders represent their views on defending religion in public life, compared to 63-percent who said those leaders represent their represent their views on “opposing gay marriage/gay rights.”

Sorry. Bigger voices than you are still spreading hate.

P.S. 59% think they should stop people from pretending to have sex on TV? What the fuck!? No wonder this country's so broken...

 

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