Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Christian Bush Supporters Increasingly Condemn US Involvement In Iraq.

“We had no plan for making the peace. We continue as a superpower to be arrogant,” said Rev. Bob Edgar, general secretary of the national Council of Churches. The leader of a coalition of Protestant and Orthodox denominations said, “We have acted as though all is well, when, in fact, daily we have reports of suicide bombings and more disruptions in Iraq.”

Increasingly, Christians are condemning the US military involvement in Iraq, and their support for President Bush continues to erode. After Bush declared major combat operations had been completed in Iraq in 2003, 68% of white Protestants, 74% of white Catholics, and 79% of white evangelicals agreed with the US military effort, a poll by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found.

Those numbers, a key element of Bush’s base, has dramatically fallen since then. Pew asked the same question last July, which showed that their support for US military involvement in Iraq has fallen by 12% among Protestants, 20% among Catholics, and even 11% among evangelicals.


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