The former Faith Chief for President Obama has sounded off about how tone-deaf Democrats are when it comes to religion. This comes as no bg news to we who have witnessed it over the last eight years. There has been no shortage of slights from the Obama administration to the Jewish and Christian communities. It speaks volumes about their upbringing.
As Written By Thomas D. Willams, PH.D.
The former director of Barack Obama’s faith-outreach efforts says that when it comes to religion, Democrats are tone-deaf.
That, he says, explains why people of faith voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in November’s election.
Michael Wear served in the White House faith-based initiative during Obama’s first term, and then was tapped by the president to direct faith outreach for his successful 2012 re-election campaign, where he led evangelical outreach and helped manage White House engagement on religious issues.
According to Wear, the Democrats’ “religious illiteracy problem” is tied to the demographics of the country, with more irreligious 20- and 30-year-olds taking positions of power in the Democratic Party.
“They grew up in parts of the country where navigating religion was not important socially and not important to their political careers,” said Wear in a new interview with the Atlantic. “This is very different from, like, James Carville in Louisiana in the ’80s. James Carville is not the most religious guy, but he gets religious people—if you didn’t get religious people running Democratic campaigns in the South in the ’80s, you wouldn’t win.”
But the Democrats’ disengagement from religion and religious people is more than just a demographic issue, Wear insists. It is also tied to ….
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