Christian Democrats (no, it’s not an oxymoron) find themselves caught in the middle – on one side fending off the Religious Right’s efforts to lay sole claim to the “Christian” label, and on the other side struggling with secular humanists’ attempts to remove any hint of Christianity from the “Democrat” label.
Senator Barack Obama took the latter to task yesterday, urging his own Democratic Party to “acknowledge the power of faith in the lives of the American people.” As reported on CNN.com, Obama noted the influence of his own Christian faith, and contended that “secularists are wrong when they ask believers to leave their religion at the door before entering the public square.” Preach it, Senator.
I was going to post some similar thoughts for the benefit of the folks on the other side of the aisle, but came across a blog posting that said it as well or better than I could. Read and heed.
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