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Getting on Message: Challenging the Christian Right from the Heart of the Gospel

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In the 2004 election, 80 percent of those who claimed "moral values" was the most important issue affecting their vote cast their ballots for Bush, as did 63 percent of frequent churchgoers. Since then, the Religious Right has continued to cement an association between "Christian" and "moral" values and conservative policies.

Getting On Message challenges this association
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Paperback, 232 pages
Published April 12th 2006 by Beacon Press
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Sep 01, 2007 Androo K rated it liked it
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This is a collection of essays mainly by Protestant Clergy reflecting progressive attitudes towards American Christianity. The voice and focus vary by author (from anti-war scripturally didactic to personal anecdotes about racism and socio-economics) but the message is fairly consistent.

Pretty interesting so far - nothing too new in terms of fixation on megachurches in the 'exurbs' and indictments against the political power of certain parishes, but the employment
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