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George H.W. Bush Helped Lead GOP Toward Evangelicalismposted on December 3, 2018
For The Washington Post, Lori Johnston writes about the role of former President George H. W. Bush, who died on Friday, in shaping the Republican Party’s evangelicalism. A lifetime Episcopalian, Bush began to talk publicly about his faith as a candidate for president in 1988. “Ronald M. Green, a professor emeritus for the study of ethics and human values at Dartmouth College, says the Bush family has led, to some extent, the movement of patrician Republicans from centrist thinking to conservative Christian opposition to birth control, abortion and research on reproductive health, such as the use of stem cells or fetal tissue in transplantation,” Johnston adds.