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Received this email this evening and thought it would interest you guys and gals.

 

With the presidential election getting closer and more competitive, Barack Obama continues to step up his outreach to evangelical voters. This week he hired a new faith adviser, and in the past has referenced Scripture in his speeches and spoken many times on the role of religion in politics.

 

In this week's feature article, Collin Hansen explores the good and bad in some of Obama's statements on the Bible and religion, and looks at the often controversial use of Scripture in political speeches.

 

Christianity Today has been offering the latest election news throughout the campaign. Visit our Campaign 2008 page for full coverage of this year's election.

 

Then check out the articles in the right-hand column of this newsletter and on ChristianityToday.com for more from our online and print publications.

Kim Tobey, Newsletter Editor

 

His new faith advisor

http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2008/06/obamas_new_fait.html

 

Obama cited the sermon on the mount

http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2008/03/obama_cites_ser.html

 

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/juneweb-only/127-11.0.html

featured article on REading the Bible with Obama

 

And here is Christianity Today's coverage of the 2008 election.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/special/campaign2008.html

 

 

Enjoy.:D

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He will not carry the Christian vote. If he wins its due to the frustration of the America people due to the way the country is heading and the past leadership or lack of. I've yet to hear a fellow Christian sing his praises, all they do is point out his past church and minister.

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He will not carry the Christian vote. If he wins its due to the frustration of the America people due to the way the country is heading and the past leadership or lack of. I've yet to hear a fellow Christian sing his praises, all they do is point out his past church and minister.

 

Since the overwhelming majority of people in this country are Christian, it stands to reason the overwhelming majority of Obama's supporters are also such. Sounds like you're just not getting out much. Heck, my brother's actively campaigning for the guy (despite my admonishment not to), and I'm pretty sure he hasn't strayed from the Catholic Church.

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Since the overwhelming majority of people in this country are Christian, it stands to reason the overwhelming majority of Obama's supporters are also such. Sounds like you're just not getting out much. Heck, my brother's actively campaigning for the guy (despite my admonishment not to), and I'm pretty sure he hasn't strayed from the Catholic Church.

 

 

You are right, Jim. I guess they are just not the right kind of Christians in some minds. Pitiful.

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Voters who attend church regularly are far more likely to vote for a Republican than a Democrat. The more frequently a voter attends church, the less likely they vote Democrat. That has been true in the past and I expect that it will hold true in a choice between a moderate Republican and a socialist Democrat. Obama may carry the vote of those identifying themselves as Christians who rarely attend church, but I would be shocked if he gets a majority of votes from frequent church attendees.

 

It is interesting to see Obama pandering to Christians like this and not seeing any outcry from liberals about the separation of church and state (as was the case when Bush first proposed the "faith-based" initiative). I wonder why is was wrong then but not now?

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Jim/Math Man, I just retired, so I get out more than you think. The Christian people are not happy with his 20 year membership in his former church, just wait and lets see. What is the topic here we are talking about? Obama reaching out to who? And Why? Maybe the Catholic Church are Ok with Obama, I don't know many of those people, but I know many Christians that I've spoken with in the past few weeks, and they are not happy.

 

These same people had major problems with Mrs. Clinton, but for different reasons. Like I posted in the past...."I'm not crazy about either choice". That was the only two we had, now we have another choice.

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With the presidential election getting closer and more competitive, Barack Obama continues to step up his outreach to evangelical voters.

 

You are right, Jim. I guess they are just not the right kind of Christians in some minds. Pitiful.

 

Math, sounds like the "evangelicals" are not the "right kind of Christians" in your mind. Pitiful.

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He will not carry the Christian vote. If he wins its due to the frustration of the America people due to the way the country is heading and the past leadership or lack of. I've yet to hear a fellow Christian sing his praises, all they do is point out his past church and minister.

 

My dad is a southern Baptist minister and will be voting for him and so will many Southern Baptists who have nevere voted Democrat. I think you need to talk to more "Christians!"

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My dad is a southern Baptist minister and will be voting for him and so will many Southern Baptists who have nevere voted Democrat. I think you need to talk to more "Christians!"

 

That is precisely what I thought. (Albeit, I won't be voting for him, I can see others who are that are good Christians, and faithful Christians)

 

I respect Larry a lot but to make a statement that one can speak for all of Christendom on this vote is not very accurate.

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I think it depends on the area. I mean, I'm Catholic, and I don't know more than one or two Catholics that actually like Obama...I'm sure there is a large number that do, but at least in my area that number is very small.

 

Right, but that's because you live in NoKy, which trends just to the right of Mussolini on the political scale.

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Maybe the Catholic Church are Ok with Obama, I don't know many of those people,

 

You live in Louisville and you don't know many Catholics (or "those people")?

 

Head on over to a church festival some time. I'm sure one of those people will be glad to buy you a beer and let you get to know them over a game of bingo.

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I think it depends on the area. I mean, I'm Catholic, and I don't know more than one or two Catholics that actually like Obama...I'm sure there is a large number that do, but at least in my area that number is very small.

 

I see support for Obama in my Catholic-heavy community in NKY.

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Right, but that's because you live in NoKy, which trends just to the right of Mussolini on the political scale.

 

I'll take that as a compliment...:lol:

 

I see support for Obama in my Catholic-heavy community in NKY.

 

I don't know, like I said, I guess it just depends on the area.

 

I know more than a couple people who are voting for Obama, even though many dislike him, so I don't know if I'd really call that support or not. I really can't stand straight party voters...They drive me crazy on both sides...:madman::lol:

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