Top Religion Headlines of 2006--Elections

Top Religion Headlines of 2006--Elections

5. Electoral Setbacks for Christian Conservatives

Candidates backed by Christian conservatives, including Rick Santorum (at right)--the powerful Pennsylvania senator who was one of the most steadfast supporters of the conservative agenda--suffered a series of defeats in the fall elections. An increasing number of Christian conservatives are calling for evangelicals to broaden their focus to include a wider array of issues and voices, or to take a step back from intense political involvement altogether.
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