Monday, August 25, 2008

Interfaith service boosts importance of evangelical vote

From the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Its not clear to me how an interfaith service including Muslims and Hindus is going to attract evangelicals. Or maybe its just a sort of "we got religion too" statement.

"Democratic strategist Dane Strother said the interfaith service event, called "Faith in Action," sends an important signal.

"We cannot cede the evangelical voter any longer," he said.

Christian conservatives played a significant role in President George W. Bush's victories in 2000 and 2004.

"The Democrats are doing a much more inclusive job this year in reaching out to people of faith," Strother said. "And, we are showing much more respect beginning with the convention having the interfaith service and asking various religious leaders to give invocations at the convention.""

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