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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Evangelicals Mature to New Kind of Politics

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: The following story illustrates how Evangelicals can no longer be stereotyped as neoconservative Republicans. Their political views are evolving, built on a staunchly Pro-Life foundation, and growing to embrace broader forms of Social Justice. In other words, a growing number of Evangelicals are starting to embrace many of the Social Justice teachings of the Catholic Church -- whether they realize it or not...

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) - The Rev. Joel Hunter thinks everyone should replace old light bulbs with energy-saving fluorescents, and he's passionate about job training for the poor.

Those aren't revolutionary ideas until you consider the self-identified conservative is pastor of a suburban Orlando megachurch, and was until recently president-elect of the Christian Coalition.

Hunter, head of Northland, A Church Distributed, is among a handful of increasingly high-profile evangelical leaders preaching new politics. They are less fire and brimstone than compassion and concern, less interested in conservatism than what they call Jesus Christ's broader message, and utterly tired of partisan name-calling.

They could also be a new force in American politics...

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