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Published:January 24th, 2008 11:40 EST
Senator Barack Obama Relates to Evangelicals

Senator Barack Obama Relates to Evangelicals

By SOP newswire

Carol Stream, IL., Jan. 24/Christian Newswire/ -- In an interview with Christianity Today, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama cited several issues in which he believes his stances would be viewed favorably by evangelicals. This is the third interview Christianity Today has conducted with the 2008 presidential candidates.

  • On reaching evangelicals: "Evangelicals have come to believe oftentimes that Democrats are anti- faith. Part of my job in this campaign, something that I started doing well before this campaign, was to make sure I was showing up and reaching out and sharing my faith experience with people who share that faith."
  • On abortion: "I don't know anybody who is pro- abortion. I think it's very important to start with that premise. ... Our goal should be to make abortion less common, that we should discourage unwanted pregnancies and encourage adoption wherever possible. ... I think the state can legitimately say that we are prohibiting late-term abortions as long as there's an exception for the mother's health."
  • On his faith: "I am a devout Christian. I believe in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe that that faith gives me a path to be cleansed of sin and have eternal life. But most importantly, I believe in the example that Jesus set by feeding the hungry and healing the sick and always prioritizing the least of these over the powerful."

Read the full interview at http://christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/januaryweb- only/104-32.0.html.

Christianity Today, the world's leading religious current issues publication covering the people, events, and ideas that shape the evangelical movement, was founded by Billy Graham in 1956.

Source: Christian Newswire