E. J. Dionne, Jr., op-ed columnist for the Washington Post, thinks the “mellowing of the evangelicals” will be the story of the decade. Do you agree?
Here’s a paragraph from his today’s column — the entire article may be seen here.
“The mellowing of evangelical Christianity may well be the big American religious story of this decade. The evolution of the evangelical movement should not be confused with the rise of a religious left. Although the margin of the Republican Party’s advantage among white evangelicals is likely to decline from its exceptionally high level in the 2004 election, a substantial majority of white evangelicals will probably remain conservative and continue to vote Republican.”