If Warren is the future of the American evangelical movement, then many more evangelicals might end up Democrats, since it is Democrats who care about poor people, illiteracy, and AIDS victims. And if any significant proportion of evangelicals can be turned into consistent Democrats, the party would more regularly win elections in some parts of the country and even nationally.Pretty sure winning over a significant portion of evangelicals is part of the plan, but I am not sure if Warren will/should be that standard-bearer. By "not sure," I mean, "I hope not."
Monday, December 22, 2008
Warren good for the Democratic Party?
In the midst of all of this Rick Warren hoopla, a friend passed along this article. Juan Cole, the President of the Global Americana Institute, met Warren at the Muslim Public Affairs Council. He was very impressed with Warren, even within the current maelstrom. This quote, however, was worth sharing with you: