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Progressive Baptist women wary of Hillary Clinton's candidacy

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by 2 Timothy2:1-4, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. 2 Timothy2:1-4

    2 Timothy2:1-4 New Member

    Dec 22, 2006
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    NEW YORK (ABP) -- Many Christian conservatives have put her in the “anyone but” category -- they’ll vote for anyone but Hillary Clinton. However, progressive Christians, who some think should be the senator's natural allies, aren't jumping on her bandwagon either.
    While Clinton might win some evangelical support if she can portray her faith as authentic, say political observers, she simply must win support from progressive and liberal Christians to have a chance of gaining the White House.
    Clinton's campaign is aggressively cultivating progressive Christians, who are enjoying some time back in the spotlight after years in the Religious Right's shadow. But so far, such Christians’ response to the New York senator has been tepid. Even some Baptist feminists are saying they have yet to warm up to her.
    Rachel Agee, a progressive Baptist who is “a little bit feminist,” says Baptist women have “a general dislike, or maybe it’s a distrust," of Clinton. Agee, a graduate of conservative Union University, says she gets the feeling that Clinton doesn’t have “a huge fan base of Baptist [or] Christian feminists.”
    “We don’t want to see just any woman in the White House. We want to see the right woman in the White House,” said Agee, who lives in Nashville, Tenn., and maintains the blog martiniministry.wordpress.com.
    “We want a woman to at least have as much chance as a man of being elected," she said. "We want a woman to be able to be taken seriously as president. As a Christian, I would like to see someone, male or female, who has a God-base.”

  2. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    May 18, 2002
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    The religious right's activities in 2008 will scare the religious progressives into Senator Clinton's camp.