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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Political Enemies When We Are Natural Allies?

Previously, I addressed the controversy over an evangelical church rejecting Mormon parents as scout leaders. The story went viral but was first reported in the Charlotte Observer. The author of that initial article has written a follow-up piece entitled, "Mormons and evangelicals: So alike, yet so wary of each other." Here are a handful of quotes:

In the words of legal scholar Noah Feldman, 'Mormons share nearly all the conservative commitments so beloved of evangelicals.'


Mormons and evangelicals seem so alike in so many ways that you'd think they could get along.
And maybe they will, in time. Politics often leads to the forging of alliances.

I can't help wondering whether evangelicals and Mormons will find a way to agree to disagree on theology. Then they might join forces on those issues that have divided the country but have already united most other religious conservatives.

It makes no sense for us to be political enemies when we are natural allies.

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