Election 2012 Marks the End of Evangelical Dominance in Politics

At The Atlantic, Jonathan Merritt discusses the decline in the influence of the white evangelical vote. Although evangelical leaders attempted to play a huge part in this election and succeeded in securing the same amount of evangelicals to vote for Mitt Romney as President Bush, the evangelical vote is no longer a big enough percentage of the electorate to change the fate of an election. “Evangelicals once presided like chairmen in America’s political boardroom, but they must now sit down with others at a common table to dialogue and search for common ground,” Merritt writes. 

Read at The Atlantic

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