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wright8.jpgResponding to a post on Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jules writes:
“I think Barack Obama has given us a great opportunity to discuss faith and race in America…. the Wright issue underscores how divided we are racially in our Sunday worship.”
Conservative white evangelicals have done a good job recently of reaching out to socially conservative black churchgoers around issues like opposition to abortion and gay marriage. That helps explain how George W. Bush nearly doubled his African American support in Ohio from 2000 and 2004. He enjoyed a similar leap in support from blacks in Florida, and the white/black evangelical alliance was largely responsible. What about more moderate or liberal white churches? Have they done a good job building bridges to the black church world? Have they seized the Wright flap to heal the white/black church rift?


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