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How Evangelicals Could Grow to Love Muslimsposted on August 20, 2012
At CNN, Eboo Patel argues that just as American evangelicals came to embrace the once feared and despised American Catholic population, American evangelicals can grow to accept Muslim Americans, even Muslim politicians. A half century ago, evangelicals worried that Catholic politicians, like then presidential candidate, John F. Kennedy, would be beholden to the dictates of Rome. Today Catholic politicians like Paul Ryan and Rick Santorum are often more popular among evangelicals than their fellow Catholics. “Maybe in 50 years, there will be no surprise when the loudest cheerleaders for Muslim presidential candidates and Supreme Court justices are evangelical Christians,” concludes Patel.