Skip to comments.Democrats launch Christian Web site
Posted on 09/06/2006 6:55:11 AM PDT by ZGuy
A group of Christian Democrats seeking to compete against Republicans for the vote of religious Americans has started a Web site meant to serve as a forum for like thinkers and a political tool to raise money and volunteers for Democratic candidates who share their values.
The new site, FaithfulDemocrats.com, is partly the brainchild of David Wilhelm, a former Democratic National Committee chairman who also managed campaigns for Mayor Richard M. Daley and President Bill Clinton.
"So the main thing was to help reframe the values debate to be beyond wedge-issue politics, beyond fear and division and more focused on justice and the common good," Lava said. "So our site is explicitly a Christian community. It is explicitly a Democratic community."
Republicans have appealed to religious voters, particularly Christians, by prominently campaigning against abortion, gay marriage and other issues.
For years, progressive Christian groups such as Sojourners have tried to swing the debate away from those wedge issues and more toward such social justice issues as poverty and health care for those without insurance.
One of FaithfulDemocrats.com's leaders is a Tennessee Democrat, Roy Herron, his party's leader in the state Senate.
A folksy anti-abortion advocate, Herron is a former minister who probably would be an attractive candidate to numerous people who attend the huge, conservative-oriented churches that have provided significant support to GOP candidates.
"I'm tired of politicians and partisans and preachers spelling God G-O-P," Herron told reporters Tuesday. "Now many Americans think Jesus never rode a donkey and today only rides an elephant. The truth is God cannot be held hostage by a political party. And American Christians should not be, either."
FaithfulDemocrats.com's advisory council includes such Democratic political figures as Mike McCurry, who was Clinton's press secretary, and Minyon Moore, who advised Clinton and Jesse Jackson Sr.
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I hope they have a lot of turd polish. They will need it.
Here's a complete list of Democratic Christians:
The DNC, Michael Moore, NARAL, and MoveON.org will not have him.
Once again, the Left creates an echo chamber; gets loads of sympathetic press; brands their gathering of fruits, nuts & flakes as "the voice of America"; and still loses come election time.
It's backwards. Politicians co-opting religion instead of religious interjecting into politics.
Bound to fail.
Never work. Christians in favor of abortion?!
The Democratic religious view reverses the responsibilities of the individual and government. To a liberal, the only sin is declaring sin to be a sin.
"Minyon Moore, who advised Clinton and Jesse Jackson Sr."
Bill Clinton and Jesse Hi-jackson. That says it all!
So funny. A party that supports abortion, homosexuality, criminal rights, and calls dung on the Virgin Mary "art" wonders why they're losing touch with Christians?
One of these groups is stupid and it ain't the Christians.
I thought this was from The Onion. Christian Democrats? Bwahahahahaha!
The liberals never give up with their verbal faith of being pro-life but not wanting to do anything legally to protect human life.
This is as phony as Tony Campolo talking about a "third way" for Christians etc.
A liberal ploy to deceive the faithful.
"Republicans have appealed to religious voters, particularly Christians, by prominently campaigning against abortion, gay marriage and other issues."
There's a world of difference between being Christian and religious.
Christians have a personal relationship with Jesus and really, really, really want the mind of Christ. I am (we are) not a political faction.
Since when is the forced redistribution of income a Christian value? There is a biblical mandate to care for widows and orphans, but giving must be an individual choice, not a collective imperative, or it's meaningless, both to the individual being forced to "contribute" and to God.
More proof they still don't get it!
The problem I have with progressives when they talk about religious values is they want the government to do their job and espouse "moral relevance".
Waht a waste of time...for that matter, what Christian Democrats?
After checking out the site ... most of the content can be neatly summed up with the phrase ... "We hate Republicans"
Maybe the Dumbocrats "feel" they are thinking.
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