As a somewhat religious cultural conservative type (but economic leftist, as the first CHristians were communists [small c]), i am very sympathetic and in agreement with conservatives who gripe about the liberal media, particularly on cultural matters. The media is overwhelmingly pro choice, pro gay rights. now most people here would agree with those stances, but to those who don't, i understand why the media to them is the enemy. also, the media is terrible about religion and always managed to treat Christians as space aliens from mars who must be "explained".
Morley Safer on 60 minutes is doing a piece on evangelicals that promises to be quite insulting to me and many of my friends who define themselves as evangelicals. Politicalaims.com has more commentary, but i'm afraid his piece will only cement in liberals minds that evanglicals = right wing, Gary Bauer intolerant idiots. my friends who are evangelicals are part of movements like "What would Jesus Drive," they opposed the war, and they do not in any way identify with the obnoxious beliefs of the fundamentalist right wing. I guess the media would find us even MORE exotic than the "evangelicals" they will profile.
the ignorance of the Democratic and media elite (who share the same cultural bias) is going to hurt us if we don't wise up soon, as Politicalaims writes:
A friend of mine was hired by one of the major candidates a few months ago to coordinate outreach to religious communities. At her first meeting with other field staff, she listened as the campaign's main field guru responded enthusiastically to her colleagues who were working with Hispanics or with local high schools. But when he heard what her target community was, his response was, "How the f*** did you get hired??" Professional Dems like these don't get it, and they don't really want to.
i find that intolerably sad because i'm afraid that it is too often the reaction, and the reason wny so many Christians are knee-jerk about supporting the GOP, because they at least see a party that respects their faith.