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Beto O’Rourke May Benefit from an Unlikely Support Group: White Evangelical Women

posted on October 9, 2018

The New York Times’s Elizabeth Dias reports on the support among white evangelical women for Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat who is challenging Senator Ted Cruz’s in deep-red Texas. Dias writes, “The women, who are all in their 30s, described Mr. O’Rourke as providing a stark moral contrast to Mr. Trump, whose policies and behavior they see as fundamentally anti-Christian, especially separating immigrant children from their parents at the border, banning many Muslim refugees and disrespecting women.” One woman told Dias, “My hope would be that women in similar places as us would feel liberated from the expectation that you’re just doing the same thing you’ve always done, because it’s safe, because it’s what your pastor is telling you to do, or your husband.”

Read at The New York Times