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Democrats: Religion Is Anathema?

Poor Amy Sullivan is guest blogging at Kevin Drum's site, and is taking a lot of grief from her 'progressive' audience, trying to convince them that perhaps their attitude towards religion needs adjusting.

It is amazing how unreflective so many Democrats are, and how uninterested they are in mending their losing ways - and alienating the religious vote is one of their key problems. They do not merely disagree with religion, they are often completely hostile to it, and are more afraid of the ludicrous possibility of a theocracy emerging in the U.S. than the reality of an extremist theocracy in Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.

Again, Bush is the true enemy, not those who actually engage in the practices the left fears.

The segment of the Democratic Party that is openly hostile to religion is no doubt a small minority - but it is a vociferous minority that colors the entire party in a garish and ugly light, making it all too easy to believe that the party as a whole is an unwelcome place for anyone practicing a religion.

But then, the extremists in that party control the microphone on so many issues, that this should surprise no one.

Via The Corner.

Posted by Ken McCracken · 17 March 2006 08:13 AM


I tried but failed to find a Pew survey I saw recently showing that the rank-and-file core of the Democratic Party is increasingly hostile to religion, as the pro-religion oldtimer New Deal Democrats pass away.

Posted by: Will Franklin at March 17, 2006 03:42 PM