I hope I make two points clear in all my writings. First, that many, if not most evangelicals are people of principle. The abortion issue, which is probably the defining political issue creating the divide between evangelicals and others, is an extremely difficult moral issue. I respect the opinion of people who are sincere in their pro-life position. It is the hypocritical elitists who are using the passionate beliefs of the pro-life advocates to further their economic agenda who I criticize. Second, the evangelical movement is not monolithic. Although they are often painted as being of one mind, I know how diverse the thought can be within that community.

I never discourage disagreement and discussion. To me, that is the essence of democracy. I wish we could have more empathy in our public forum so we can listen to the arguments of others with a more open mind.

Thank you for your thoughtful comments!

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Mike is an Assistant Professor of Management for Legal and Ethical Studies at Oakland U. Mike combines his scholarship with practical experience in politics.

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