A lot can be said for the power of the Religious Right in influencing political campaigns. Imagine if the Religious Left could do the same.
bpkybe at Raising Kaine makes “the Progressive Christian Case for Obama“:
Christian Democrats fear that by wearing their faith on their sleeves, they will be be painted by their fellow progressives with the same brush as the James Dobsons and Pat Robertsons of the world. This is, I believe, the real shame of our “big tent” of a party.
… only Senator Obama offers the possibility of an America which can put aside ideological differences from time to time and work for the common good. Most importantly, as a Progressive Christian, I believe Senator Obama, who is a devout member of the United Church of Christ, will be a President who has the ability and inspirational leadership to create an America where people of all faiths will really and truly be welcomed with open arms into the Democratic Party.
In an America with a President Obama, I see the possibility that we can all, Black, White, Hispanic, or Asian, pro-choice or pro-life, gay or straight, Christian, Muslim, Jew, or atheist, finally set aside our relatively small differences and work together to, as St. Chrysostom said so many years ago, put our emphasis first and foremost on caring for our neighbors.
Needless to say, I’m more excited about Super Tuesday than the Super Bowl.
Barack Obama is *so* much more exciting to watch than Tom Brady.
[tags]atheist, atheism, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton[/tags]