Eric Gorski of the Associated Press has written a fascinating article about the issues that Americans are concerned about this election season.

Religion today
By Eric Gorski – September 25, 2008 

"For years, more liberal faith leaders have tried to elevate fighting poverty at home and abroad onto the values agenda. What's changed is that an increasing number of voters are seeing suffering not just in the streets but in the mirror.

"Barriers remain to both major parties if they seek to appeal to religious voters on the economy. You're either for or against gay marriage or abortion rights, but no one supports foreclosures and layoffs. Differences arise over solutions, and analysts say it can make more sense for campaigns to make general pitches on the economy than faith-based appeals."

Read the full article at http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ghGk5Lj6-e5KJOZMpIzs-pBPVnTAD93DNL180

 

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