Evangelical Political RalliesSeptember 23, 2010
There have been several big rallies recently to get evangelicals out to vote and more involved in the political process. Last month, there was Glenn Beck's 8-28 rally. Although Beck is a Mormon and most Americans do not believe he is the right person to lead a religious movement, many evangelical leaders gladly joined him on the stage and lavished praise upon him. Politics does indeed make strange bedfellows as Beck appears to be emerging as a new leader for conservative Christians. Earlier this month, evangelist Lou Engle hosted a religious-political rally in Sacramento. Then a couple of weeks ago, former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed hosted the Faith & Freedom Conference. He apparently must think evangelicals have forgotten about the Jack Abramoff scandal and will trust him again. At the event, twice-divorced Newt Gingrich said Democrats have no "moral authority."