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  •  Conservative Powers Mobilized Evangelicals in (3+ / 0-)
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    DaNang65, blueoasis, radarlady

    the early 70's or before, flipped them from apolitical to rightwing, and helped them grow. That's probably the main driver.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 08:14:11 PM PST

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    •  And what really motivated Evangelicals (2+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, Woody

      in the south was mandatory school integration. Anyone who grew up in the south at that time saw "Christian Academies" spring up as soon as the school district was handed a court order.

      Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

      by milkbone on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 04:54:54 AM PST

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      •  Even today (2+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY, milkbone

        My small hometown in Texas has not one but two (2) "Christian academies" today.

        Of course, in the modern way, they are not segregated. Oh, no. They have two or three black guys on their football and basketball teams. You can see them in the pictures on the sports pages and you can see them in the class graduation pictures too. The same few guys, and a few girls, count 'em on your fingers with fingers to spare. And even fewer Hispanic students (well, the Catholic thing may keep them out of the Protestant academies).

        You have to go to the public schools to see real integration, with about 52% Hispanic, 40% Anglo, 8% black.

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