Resolved: Obama Can’t Win Even Young Evangelicals

In the latest episode of my Bloggingheads program, I talked with Matt Anderson, author of the book Earthen Vessels (which he describes as a theology of the body for evangelicals) and lead writer for the blog Mere Orthodoxy. Our starting point was Andrew Sullivan’s much-discussed cover story on Christianity, but the conversation took us in some really fascinating directions.

In this segment Matt discusses how the Obama administration, and in particular Joshua DuBois, director of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, has successfully reached out to evangelicals, but that this effort won’t translate into votes:

And in this segment, Matt says that abortion is what stops young evangelicals from voting Democratic:

The entire discussion is here.

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