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Christian radio is being courted by an unfamiliar party the Democrats
Taylor on radio-info.com ^ | 09/23/08 | Tom Taylor

Posted on 09/24/2008 11:23:15 AM PDT by raccoonradio

Washington Post religion writer Michelle Boorstein says “a concerted effort to reach into Christian Medialand has intensified recently and will continue beyond the November election.” That means Obama ads on Christian radio stations in Ohio, using a faith-based quote from former Congressman Tony Hall: “As a Christian, Barack believes God calls us to care for those in need.”

There’s also a new push to evangelize the Democratic party to Christian artists, and EMI Christian Music Group Grant Hubbard tells Boorstein “I think it would be shocking to a lot of people [that] if you interviewed Christian artists, the split would be pretty even” between Republicans and Democrats. Though he says the consumers of the music are more like 80-20. The Dems are hoping to bring those connections more out into the open. Read the story about Christian radio and progressive politics here.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: christian; electionads; gospel; mccainpalin; obama; obamabiden; radio

1 posted on 09/24/2008 11:23:17 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
But, from the article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/18/AR2008091803732.html?sub=AR "'Listeners are "unmistakably" conservative, particularly on issues of when life begins and of marriage," says Joe Davis, president of the radio division for Salem Communications, the country's largest Christian radio broadcaster, with shows going to 2,000 affiliates."

-------------------------------- (Salem also has more than a few conservative talk stations with hosts like Mike Gallagher, Dennis Praeger, Hugh Hewitt, and Michael Medved. Can the Dems woo Christian radio listeners?

2 posted on 09/24/2008 11:29:08 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Well by all means let us know who are poser Christian Liberals and we will stop buying their drivel for Jesus.


3 posted on 09/24/2008 11:37:27 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: raccoonradio
Seriously, If the Democratic Party were to become more Judaeo-Christian friendly, that wouldn't be a bad thing. Of course they would need to toss about 90% of their supporters off of a cliff.
4 posted on 09/24/2008 12:09:04 PM PDT by stevem
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To: raccoonradio
But are their intentions honorable?
5 posted on 09/24/2008 12:14:22 PM PDT by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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