Grapevine’s Ed Stoddard, a religion correspondent for Reuters, reports in this article that although religious conservatives have criticized Republican nominee John McCain for being too liberal on things like gay rights, there’s one issue they can agree on: abortion.
“Polls suggest the issue is becoming even more entrenched in conservative Christian culture,” Stoddard writes. “An analysis of surveys from 2001 to 2007 by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found that young white evangelicals between the ages of 18 and 29 were even more conservative on the issue than their elders. It found 70 percent said they were in favor of making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion compared with 55 percent of older white evangelicals and 39 percent of young Americans overall.”
In related McCain news, Matt Barber of Concerned Women for America is concerned that McCain may have expressed support for civil unions during his appearance on Ellen Degeneres’ TV show last week, according to this story from the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow. Barber notes that McCain wished Ellen, who plans to marry partner Portia de Rossi, “nothing but happiness.”
“I would like to mirror that sentiment,” Barber says. “I wish Ellen nothing but happiness — but not the kind of quasi-happiness that comes in the temporal, or in this world through sinful self-indulgence. I would wish upon her the type of happiness that can only come from a relationship with Jesus Christ.”
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