Tuesday, June 24, 2008
A Kinder, Gentler Religious America?
The latest Pew survey continues to paint a picture of American religious life as a diverse and tolerant one. One very much at odds with the Religious Right focus of the national media. The later made the news today as James Dobson used his program to attack Obama, who has been trying to be all things to all people. Or maybe enough things to enough people. He is trying to reach out to Evangelical supporters in the hopes of overcoming the current factionalism in American political life. If the Pew survey is any indication, he has a chance to win over a lot of people, but he has to work to insure the Dobsons out there don't get to define what American religious life is.