Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sanders at Liberty University

Sanders has bridged political parties with support from all angles, now he bridges religious differences. And how both religious conservatives and progressives agree on several issues. Here's one excerpt from an article on his speech before this most conservative of religious bastions:

"Sanders’ praise for Francis hinted at both a willingness to work with ideological opposites as well as a subtle nod to the growing influence of progressive people of faith. Religious progressives — who often discuss their faith in ways similar to Sanders — are a rapidly expanding portion of the population: A 2013 poll from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) found that left-leading faithful will soon outnumber religious conservatives, and a 2015 PRRI survey reported that most American religious groups are now supportive of same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, U.S. Catholics — newly energized by the compassionate teachings of Pope Francis — are now more progressive than average Americans on most issues."

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