|Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 05:34 am: ||
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean says his party needs to attract evangelical Christian voters.
"We ought to reach out to those folks ... and not be afraid," Dean said at a DNC fundraiser Wednesday night at San Francisco's Palace Hotel, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Dean said nearly 30 percent of evangelical Christians now identify themselves as Democratic voters, up from 20 percent in 2004, thanks to an intense effort by the Democratic Party.
"We went out and advertised on Christian broadcast networks ... because in the evangelical movement, young people are changing America -- and they're changing the evangelical movement.
"People don't want to go to church anymore ... and come out feeling bad because they happen to know somebody who's gay," he said, according to the Chronicle. "People want to go to church because they know what they can do about poverty, about Darfur, about the environment."
Mr. Dean, Maybe you should ask the church to leave out what the Bible says about homosexuality being a sin and add something about the environment. That should get your percent up higher and then the White House is yours.