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Walker, Warnock Offer Clashing Religious Messages in Georgia

posted on November 8, 2022

Bill Barros of the Associated Press reports that Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock, the two Senate candidates from Georgia, employ their faith in contrasting ways on the campaign trail. He writes, “Both men feature faith as part of their public identities in a state where religion has always been a dominant cultural influence. But they do it in distinct ways, jousting in moral terms on matters from abortion, race, and criminal justice to each other’s personal lives and behavior.” Warnock, the current pastor of Martin Luther King’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, embraces a social justice-oriented vision of Christianity. Walker, for his part, touts a socially conservative strain of Christianity that is centered around culture war issues.

Read at Associated Press