AP Wire | 09/30/2004 | Minister mobilizes Missouri Democrats to take back religious turf
I came across this and read it with interest and laughed.
" 'Democrats have ceded ground to the Republicans for 20 to 30 years because Democrats avoid talk of religion and spiritual values,' said the Rev. Jim Wallis, a liberal activist and editor of Sojourners magazine. 'And that turned out to be a mistake.'
Reverend Wallis, the mistake wasn't that Dems avoided the subject. The mistake was that they seemed to go out of their way to marginalize and demonize people of faith, particularly orthodox and evangelical Christians. This effort might have been a little more credible if they had not waited until the last minute. As it is, it is incredibly transparent.