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Rep. Ilhan Omar and candidate Kirsten Gillibrand have taken two prominent Democrats, swinging in the Republican party, especially those from the religious right, in the last few months. So are Democrats, who are trying to important religious voters are, by saying: the GOP ‘is not a faith driven” party? Here to weigh, is Dr. Serene Jones, and Dr. Alex McFarland.
In 2012, the most recent elections, the Democrats won a header from your Congress read: “Democrats boo God.” In 2016, you prayer to the word, a preacher like during the opening.
It is a perception you have already tried to change that, especially on the 2020 campaign trail.
Political experts said the Democrats have a God problem, and their latest move shows steps to solve it.
President Trump solidified the Evangelical vote in 2016, but the Democrats hope, to believe for the sins of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which was criticized for its lack of range groups in the last elections. The democratic party recruited far-left religious outreach Director, and starts a round of listening sessions with religious leaders in the run-up to the election in 2020.
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Democrats hired a former Washington, DC anti-Trump pastor, Rev. Derrick Harkins, who held a similar position in 2012 and was senior vice President of the Union Theological Seminary in New York City, which recently celebrated “cheers to the special ability God.”
“We take seriously the relationships we have communities of faith around this country,” said Harkins, Religion News Service, adding that the faith “is a priority in 2020, but, more importantly, beyond the year 2020.”
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Over the last few elections, the Democrats have alienated more and more of the religious voters, in part because of attitudes, it does not need to mention social issues like abortion and gay marriage, the focus on urban communities, which are more likely to walk less to the Church than their rural counterparts. While Trump 80 percent of the white Evangelical vote, took the Democratic presidential candidates are gearing up for multi-faith relations, in particular in historically black churches and within the minorities.
But with 25 candidates, the offers the field a variety of faith-perspectives. But the eventual candidate will be the one of the Form, where the party really heads.
Recently, Democratic presidential candidate Kristin Gillibrand said she believes that the GOP is a “faith-driven” party, because their policies, against their idea of what Christianity is, and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg questioned Trump’s faith, and called him out for hypocrisy.
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“In the Democratic party there is a wide range of deeply faithful people,” Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, told Fox News Religion correspondent Lauren Green. “For too long, if we look at religion in America, we have in connection with the policy, and the religious communities to be heard in connection with the Republican party and the conservative policy…and there is a strong progressive Christian voice that is spoken and lifted up and demand.”
Jones added that the progressive “to be very open about the type of Christianity that they claim to be.”
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“Most of the progressive Christians are also very active in inter-religious discussions. You understand and know a lot about Islam, about Judaism,” Jones said. “They’re constantly connecting to their own faith claims as Christians to the criticism of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.”
Alex McFarland, founder of truth For a New Generation, Green says, he believes that the Democrats are a godless party with no objective morality.
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“I think that many will say: ‘Uh, oh, oops, we have alienated us, and just written off the majority of our voters over the life of this party, so you have to try and God because their platform eliminates God. It is certainly not the God of the founders, or the God of the Bible. It is a God of the 21st century, pluralistic, make-relativistic of our own,” Alex McFarland, founder of truth For a New Generation said. “The democratic party is going to have to re-discover some of the moral beliefs…”