Sunday, September 05, 2004

More on Keyes' Religion

One more article from the Trib this morning entitled "Keyes puts his faith in politics." Not sure that there could be less surprising headline to an article. And with what strikes as a bit of an understatement is the following from John Green, a political scientist at the University of Akron, who studies the role of evangelicals in politics:
John Green, ... said Keyes sometimes appears to argue that opposition to his viewpoints is tantamount to defying God's will. Keyes "personifies the campaign with traditional beliefs, and traditional beliefs are that God intervenes in things like elections," Green said. "But there is a danger ... it can create intolerance, manifest itself in hatred [and a] failure to reach a consensus."