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Friday, April 29, 2005

Democrats Reaching Out to Christians

You heard, I am sure, that one of the possible methods that the Democratic Party is considering to become more electable is to be less disrespectful to Christians who are serious about their faith.

Here's how Sen. Ken Salazar does it.

Summary: Salazar said during his successful campaign that he would not participate in the indefinite filibusters of judicial nominees and would work to get them all up or down votes.

Obviously, he isn't. So, Focus On the Family Action ran an ad calling him out on it. What did Sen. Salazar say?

"From my view, they [Focus on the Family] are the anti-Christ of the world.

Interesting method. Just when you think it isn't possible, Democrats ensure they lose more votes for being anti-Christian. Amazing.

Hat Tip: Decision '08, via The Jawa Report


  • Hate to break the news to you Hammer but "Focus on the Family" and "Christian" do not necessarily mean the same thing. There are many, many Christians out their that can't stand Dobson and see him as just the latest in a long line of Baker, Robinson, etc., etc.

    In fact, one of the most important think Democrats can do to reach out to Christians is to compare and contrast their view of Christianity with the Dobson's of the world. This would be an example of 'contrast'.

    Salazar attacked Focus on the Family during an interview Tuesday with KKTV in Colorado Springs, saying, "From my point of view, they are the Antichrist of the world."

    In a statement Wednesday, Salazar said he has been relentlessly and unfairly attacked by the group and that "I meant to say this approach was un-Christian, meaning self-serving and selfish."

    "Antichrist" is obviously a bad word to use, as the term kind'a has a pre-determined meaning. "Un-Christian" seems like a reasonable complaint, one you'll disagree with, of course, but reasonable.

    By Blogger Mark, at 5/03/2005 07:29:00 PM  

  • Mark,

    I can understand giving Salazar a little slack there. Seriously...anyone can over-react and say things in the heat of a moment that doesn't reflect their true beliefs. I also think it wise to compare and contrast...
    What I can't understand is why this standard is never applied to anyone on the right of the aisle.

    By Blogger David Hunley, at 5/03/2005 11:35:00 PM  

  • Mark,
    I need to do a post on this, but there aren't as many people who are "Christians" as say they are. While I respect your decision on the issue, I recall you pointing out what Christianity actually was - and that it is conservative Christians (not wacko fundamentalists) who are correct.

    Did you checkout the ad that Focus ran? Look at it and tell me what was anti-Christian about it. Then we can see if Salazar was being reasonable.

    You too, David. Check out the ad.

    By Blogger Hammertime, at 5/14/2005 11:39:00 PM  

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