Skip to comments.Democrats launch Christian Web site
Posted on 09/06/2006 6:55:11 AM PDT by ZGuy
A group of Christian Democrats seeking to compete against Republicans for the vote of religious Americans has started a Web site meant to serve as a forum for like thinkers and a political tool to raise money and volunteers for Democratic candidates who share their values.
The new site, FaithfulDemocrats.com, is partly the brainchild of David Wilhelm, a former Democratic National Committee chairman who also managed campaigns for Mayor Richard M. Daley and President Bill Clinton.
"So the main thing was to help reframe the values debate to be beyond wedge-issue politics, beyond fear and division and more focused on justice and the common good," Lava said. "So our site is explicitly a Christian community. It is explicitly a Democratic community."
Republicans have appealed to religious voters, particularly Christians, by prominently campaigning against abortion, gay marriage and other issues.
For years, progressive Christian groups such as Sojourners have tried to swing the debate away from those wedge issues and more toward such social justice issues as poverty and health care for those without insurance.
One of FaithfulDemocrats.com's leaders is a Tennessee Democrat, Roy Herron, his party's leader in the state Senate.
A folksy anti-abortion advocate, Herron is a former minister who probably would be an attractive candidate to numerous people who attend the huge, conservative-oriented churches that have provided significant support to GOP candidates.
"I'm tired of politicians and partisans and preachers spelling God G-O-P," Herron told reporters Tuesday. "Now many Americans think Jesus never rode a donkey and today only rides an elephant. The truth is God cannot be held hostage by a political party. And American Christians should not be, either."
FaithfulDemocrats.com's advisory council includes such Democratic political figures as Mike McCurry, who was Clinton's press secretary, and Minyon Moore, who advised Clinton and Jesse Jackson Sr.
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I hope they have a lot of turd polish. They will need it.
Here's a complete list of Democratic Christians:
The DNC, Michael Moore, NARAL, and MoveON.org will not have him.
Once again, the Left creates an echo chamber; gets loads of sympathetic press; brands their gathering of fruits, nuts & flakes as "the voice of America"; and still loses come election time.
It's backwards. Politicians co-opting religion instead of religious interjecting into politics.
Bound to fail.
Never work. Christians in favor of abortion?!
The Democratic religious view reverses the responsibilities of the individual and government. To a liberal, the only sin is declaring sin to be a sin.
"Minyon Moore, who advised Clinton and Jesse Jackson Sr."
Bill Clinton and Jesse Hi-jackson. That says it all!
So funny. A party that supports abortion, homosexuality, criminal rights, and calls dung on the Virgin Mary "art" wonders why they're losing touch with Christians?
One of these groups is stupid and it ain't the Christians.
I thought this was from The Onion. Christian Democrats? Bwahahahahaha!
The liberals never give up with their verbal faith of being pro-life but not wanting to do anything legally to protect human life.
This is as phony as Tony Campolo talking about a "third way" for Christians etc.
A liberal ploy to deceive the faithful.
"Republicans have appealed to religious voters, particularly Christians, by prominently campaigning against abortion, gay marriage and other issues."
There's a world of difference between being Christian and religious.
Christians have a personal relationship with Jesus and really, really, really want the mind of Christ. I am (we are) not a political faction.
Since when is the forced redistribution of income a Christian value? There is a biblical mandate to care for widows and orphans, but giving must be an individual choice, not a collective imperative, or it's meaningless, both to the individual being forced to "contribute" and to God.
More proof they still don't get it!
The problem I have with progressives when they talk about religious values is they want the government to do their job and espouse "moral relevance".
Waht a waste of time...for that matter, what Christian Democrats?
After checking out the site ... most of the content can be neatly summed up with the phrase ... "We hate Republicans"
Maybe the Dumbocrats "feel" they are thinking.
Correct. I believe St. Paul states to give out of your abundance but not to impose or burden this giving on anyone.
Why on earth are the Democrats concerned with getting our vote? LOL!!!
Shouldn't that be "Christian-Like" website. Bibles break into open flame upon being touched by a dim. dim... the party of evil... the party of satan and all of his minions.
Don't fool yourself. There's a lot of them out there. I think they're misguided, but for the most part, they haven't completely bought the dem line. They would like to reform the dems from within, I think. Their biggest difference with conservative Christians is that they think globally rather than individually. Even in their theology. Social justice is a huge issue for them. Most of them are our brothers and sisters. We need to treat them as such even if we don't agree with them
I cant believe the dems who are a tool of the athiests are trying to fool people into believing they actually believe in God. I wonder if the ok'd this with the aclu Jessm
Why would he? He would have about one hundred kids by now if it wasn't for the left's final solution.
'and more toward such social justice issues as poverty and health care for those without insurance. '
This is just socialism wrapped up as a Christian message.
Christian John Kerry:"I was a Christian, before I wasn't"!
A choice has to be made between the atheism of Marx and the faith of Jesus. Democrats find the choice easy.
15"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
Anyone who subscribes to the Democratic Party line of thinking is automatically disqualified as a "Christian" in many churches. I think it may fall on the definition of the word "Christian". A follower of Christ would not accept abortion, partial birth abortion, homosexual marriages or any other item of the liberal agenda.
Yeah, I'm an ANTI abortion Christian but I vote for Democrats.Well I'm anti liquor but I'll probably drink a sixer watching the next football game !!!
More likely, it is a "finger the Christians" website where every good and loyal Democrat can upload information on "Christians." The site will be the archive of the "list" for action when they have regained control.
Dems launching a Christian website? All that effort for a lone ranger? Geesh - why not convert to independent and save the bandwidth?
I had a friend who passed away a few years ago. He was a died inteh wool new deal dem. He served in WW2, got out joined a union and worked in the plants his whole life. He was even a union shop steward. He voted in his first election 1940 and his last 1994. After that he could no longer stomach the rat party. He told me this once, "Son, if your family does not make at least $250K you have no business voting republican, but now days if you are a Christian you have no business voting democrat either."
Separation of church and state. Applies to everyone else.
Let them squeal away about peace on earth and reducing poverty while they help the Anti-American leftists destroy one of few truly generous places on earth where they can practice their faith freely and peacefully.
Yea....I wanna be a Christian Dem about as much as I want to be thrown from a bell tower.
Take a hike "faithful" D's.
I agree with you. Some of them are sincere. To some degree, Catholic Church also has ideal about social justice that is many Democrats share, as well as anti death-penalty. They're, however, also against things that most Democrats embrace, such as abortion, gay marriage, freedom from religion, and so on. These things really turn them off (and Christians in general) that at the end they prefer Republican.
Ooopss... social justice that many Democrats share...
Time to infiltrate and make sure the scriptures aren't twisted to fit their agenda.
In fact, I think much of the Bush hatred by the left derives from his open Christianity.
Your friend was quite wise. I think the $250,000 level is a bit high, but certainly anyone with considerable assets and net worth would be more likely to be a Republican.
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