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Electionpocalypse, Part I (Christianity)

posted on November 6, 2012

At Religion Dispatches, Sarah Posner discusses the role that Christians has played in the upcoming presidential election. Posner derides members of the religious right as they make last minute efforts to attract support away from Barack Obama. “We’re now seeing the dumbest of religious appeals, the most craven partisan tactics, a dramatic spike in proof-texting the Bible to score political points, and dire prophecies,” she writes. However, Posner emphasizes that Obama was never overwhelmingly dependent upon the Christian vote and therefore, the lack of support by Christian leaders will not “be the end of the world.”



Read at Religion Dispatches