Thursday, November 06, 2008
HOW OBAMA SPLIT THE EVANGELICAL VOTE
I am somewhat surprised to see evangelical bishop T.D. Jakes, 51, providing political analysis on MSNBC on election night.
He founded The Potter's House, a 30,000 member church in Dallas, Texas, a non-denominational mega-church.
He said things like this during the evening,
Our national demographic has metamorphosed into a darker-hued population, which is changing how America plans for the future. The cultural dialogue and language are changing. Political parties, churches and corporations must rethink how we go forward and with whose needs in mind. Without question, Obama's Administration will reshape the good-ole-boys' club we have seen for centuries, altering the political terrain, and it may very well spawn new hope for the disenfranchised.
Half way through the evening I found myself thinking that GE was trying to create a kinder and gentler replacement for James Dobson
James Dobson in his letter from 2012 says,
“In 2008 many evangelicals thought that Senator Obama was an opportunity for a ‘change,’ and they voted for him. They simply did not realize Obama’s far-left agenda would take away many of our freedoms as a nation, perhaps permanently…[allowing] the law, in the hands of a liberal Congress and Supreme Court, to become a great instrument of oppression.”
Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, says,
"The important evangelical vote this time is the black church. Black churches are evangelical. They’re voting overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. The most important evangelical vote is the black evangelical vote, not the white evangelical vote. When we talk about the evangelical vote, you’ve gotta talk about evangelicals of color.
Posted by Jesus Reyes at 6:10 AM