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Monday, November 13, 2006
(3:04 AM) | Stephen:
The 2006 Liberal Religious Awakening That Wasn't

Apparently, Democrats did not win because massive numbers of Evangelical Christians voted for them.

What makes this so interesting is that even with such paltry gains among Evangelical and conservative Catholic Christians, the Democrats were able to dominate the midterm elections. Remember, no Democratic incumbent lost in any House, Senate or Governor's race. That has never happened before for any party in the USA. Democrats have Congress and a majority of governorships and state legislatures. To have been able to accomplish this without a substantial amount of support from Evangelical Christians is astonishing, especially because their participation in this election was on par with 2004.

I've been wondering if there was a backlash brewing among non-Evangelicals. Too early to tell, but this may have been an opening salvo.

Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon has more. There are times that she lets slip criticisms of Belief itself, but there is no one better at dealing with religion on the left side of the blogosphere than her. When I talk about what we need to do in order to have good relationships between progressive Atheists and believers, Amanda is the template.

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