President Obama had come out with a list of items that his campaign says will resonate with the faith community. Let's be clear, these items will resonate with the social justice crowd but NOT much of the traditional evangelical audience.
Read the full faith document here. Here is how the document begins:
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President Obama is a committed Christian who understands the importance that faith plays in the lives of millions of Americans—including his own—and he knows that America needs a President who leads with values.
The President believes that we have to reclaim the security that too many families have lost by restoring the basic values that made our country great and helped to create the American middle class. America prospers when hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded; when everyone, from Main Street to Wall Street, does their fair share and plays by the same rules.
President Obama’s belief that we are in this together—that, as Corinthians says, “if one part suffers, every part suffers with it” and “if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it”—has anchored him as he has worked tirelessly to lead with values: basic economic security for everyone who is willing and able to work, including jobs with a salary you can raise a family and save for retirement on, affordable health care that’s there for you when you need it most, and opportunity through education.
Since his days as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago, working with a local ministry to lift up families and neighborhoods devastated by the closure of a local steel plant, President Obama has recognized that faith and values are not only a personal anchor, they are also a powerful force for the greater good.