Evangelicals and the Realities of Political Partisanship

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Former White House aide David Kuo says President Bush is a man of genuine faith, but he's more concerned with appearances than realities and he's promised conservative Christians much more than he's delivered. His advisors are using evangelicals for political purposes, but behind the scenes Christian leaders are tolerated rather than welcomed.  Veteran Texas reporter Wayne Slater says he heard the President himself call conservative Christians "whackos."  Those revelations come as Republicans are struggling to get their voters out to the polls. So, what's the real message to the religious right? Are they surprised that politics is a cynical game?  Who's using whom?  We hear from Kuo and Christian evangelicals.

Credits

Guests:
David Kuo - Former Deputy Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Richard Cizik - New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, Wayne Slater - journalist and author - @WayneSlater, Rick Scarborough - Founder of Vision America, David Domke - Associate Professor of Communication, University of Washington

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Dan Konecky, Christian Bordal, Frances Anderton