RELIGION PLAYED A ROLE IN U.S. ELECTION
by Bishop Paul Peter Jesep
"For false Christs and false prophets will rise
and show great signs and wonders to deceive . . ."
Christian evangelicals had a disproportionate influence in America’s 2004 presidential election. Perhaps the evangelical darkness of false prophets is descending on the republic. Their clout has more to do with political gamesmanship, however, than the country’s embrace of strident moral values often selectively applied. In many ways, Republican President George W. Bush, the benefactor of evangelical activism, did a better job turning out his core base of support than his Democratic opponent....