Comments on: Move over U.S. Religious Right, here’s the evangelical center http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/02/move-over-us-religious-right-heres-the-evangelical-center/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Allan Ryder http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/02/move-over-us-religious-right-heres-the-evangelical-center/comment-page-1/#comment-2463 Thu, 03 Apr 2008 06:38:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/02/move-over-us-religious-right-heres-the-evangelical-center/#comment-2463 “And our rhetoric has been baby-centered rather than centered on all who are in that situation.”

Does that mean parents now need to be more self-centered and and go ahead with killing the baby?”

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By: Alan Yoshioka http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/02/move-over-us-religious-right-heres-the-evangelical-center/comment-page-1/#comment-2452 Wed, 02 Apr 2008 18:12:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/02/move-over-us-religious-right-heres-the-evangelical-center/#comment-2452 Some pro-life voters are disillusioned with a Republican machine that takes them for granted except at election time and has made room for torture, another intrinsically evil act.

The trouble with emphasizing a “broader range of issues” is that one may fail to distinguish between issues where a moral absolute exists, such as abortion, and issues where prudential judgments may differ, such as environmental protection and immigration.

The “Religious Right” has never represented a unified phenomenon, convenient a bogeyman as it has been for some people (among whom I used to count myself). Where, for example, would one place New York’s staunchly pro-life and pro-labor Cardinal O’Connor? There’s more to the picture than evangelical Protestants, in other words.

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