“What Can 30 Million Evangelicals Do For America? Anything We Want.”

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That was the slogan on the back of the program at yesterday’s National Association of Evangelicals convention, according to the NY Times. (President Bush spoke at the convention via teleconference).

They’re wrong, in my view, but it’s scary that they think that.

Robert Schuller, who many of you probably know, sounded like the only voice of reason in the bunch. According to the NY Times, he "delivered an address gently criticizing some conservative evangelical Christians for acting as if they know the only possible route to salvation."

"What upsets me about religious leaders of all faiths is that they talk like they know it all, and anybody who doesn’t agree with them is a heretic," he said later in an interview.

"Politics is a force that pulls answers towards mediocrity," he said, "That is why when issues are politicized, I am gone."

Good man, that Schuller.