On Abortion and Gay Rights, Evangelicals and Liberals Join
A coalition of prominent evangelical leaders who've partnered with Third Way, a Washington think tank influential in shaping Democratic Party policy and messaging, is presenting policy recommendations to Barack Obama's transition team today that purport to offer a consensus approach to hot-button issues that have long divided evangelicals and liberals.
The memo's drafters, including the Rev. Joel Hunter, a prominent Florida megachurch pastor, and the Rev. Sam Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, released the documentâ€”"Come Let Us Reason Together: A Governing Agenda to End the Culture Wars"â€”this morning, ahead of a meeting with religious outreach and policy aides on the Obama transition team.
"This is historic," says Rodriguez, who leads the largest evangelical Latino group in the United States and was a prominent supporter of Proposition 8, California's...
"An embargo on the memo until this morning made it impossible to get reaction from Christian right groups. "There will be pushback from the extreme right, who will see this as evangelical acquiescence," says Rodriguez........ .... But it's a no-brainer to push for a viable abortion-reduction strategy that goes beyond the wedge-issue sound bites."
The "extreme right" will see this as "evangelical acquiescence" - NO!
The REAL evangelicals will see it as just another LIBERAL acquiescence to Satan and iniquity!
I suppose "extreme right" equals Bible Believing Christians, in his estimation. Those who dare to know that Obama, and his cohorts, are reprobate liberal unbelievers!
A "no-brainer" might try to reduce the morally corrupt murder of infants. OR even a real Christian already does.
"This is the first time that evangelicals have taken a gay equality position," says Rachel Laser, director of the culture Program at Third Way."
This IS a joke yes???
Perhaps it would be a good idea to send these guys a copy of a dictionary to learn what the word "evangelical" really means. Mr. Obama seems to be making a big impression on American culture. And thats before he really gets going.
7 "Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities."