Democrats seen as failing in outreach

Ethicist says Dems should focus on compassion
After varied efforts by Democratic leaders to convince mainstream churchgoers that they share common moral values, a Baptist ethicist has suggested that the Democrats focus instead on core biblical issues of compassion and begin long-term contacts with centrist clergy at local levels.

“The Democratic Party simply doesn’t have messengers who are preachers of big-steeple churches,” writes Robert Parham, whose online column is the frank voice of the independent Baptist Center for Ethics in Nashville.


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