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Evangelicals See an Evolution of Their Own
Movement Seen as Distancing From GOP, Homosexuality, Taking up Global Warming
By BILL REDEKER
May 4, 2007
The evangelical movement has long been considered a powerful political entity. An estimated 65 million Americans consider themselves conservative Christians. Their anti-gay, anti-abortion views are well known as is their support for mostly Republican political candidates.
But times are changing.
Now there are evangelicals speaking out on global warming and supporting adoption. Neither would have been endorsed only a few years ago.
"There's a great deal of foment in the evangelical community right now," John Green, senior fellow at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life told ABCNews.Com.
The implications for the Republican party are not necessarily good.
"I think the Republicans can no longer count on evangelical votes falling into their laps," said Balmer. "There's going to be a die-hard core that will stick with it but on the whole, there will be some shifting on the issues."
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