The faith angle: Evangelical has become the go-to guy for news media covering religion


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  • Mormon Wookiee Riverton, UT
    June 24, 2012 3:26 p.m.

    It is always refreshing to see someone who is level-headed and civil in religious discussion. He seems like a good man.

  • crunchem Cedar City, Utah
    June 19, 2012 11:29 a.m.

    "He's not an academic who talks in highfalutin terms. He has become the source for so many in journalism as someone who can explain religion to them." Translation: He is able to speak the dumb-downed version of theology so the atheistic non-religious journalists can understand religious concepts (as opposed to researching it themselves, because apparently journalists don't do much of that anymore).

  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    June 18, 2012 9:07 p.m.

    It is a sad commentary on current society that the press, if not American society in general, is so far distanced from religion. How can they even consider themselves educated without knowledge of the majority religious beliefs of the population they supposedly serve?

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    June 16, 2012 9:16 a.m.

    "He explained that his polling data has shown that next to race, church attendance is the most reliable indicator of how someone will vote..."


    Because it has so to do with one's world-view and values, I can understand why religion is closely tied to voter preference. But Race??! And, not just race, but race most of all is a reliable indicator of how someone will vote!?

    It's astonishing and saddening to me to think we are still so influenced by things, like the silly, irrelevant characteristics that define racial categories, that --should-- be completely inconsequential to anything other than, perhaps, one's vulnerability to sunburn, for example.

  • JoeCoug OREM, UT
    June 15, 2012 5:29 p.m.

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this insightful and informative article. Thank you...