Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times writes what many evangelicals already suspected:
“At a New York or Los Angeles cocktail party, few would dare make a pejorative comment about Barack Obama’s race or Hillary Clinton’s sex. Yet it would be easy to get away with deriding Mike Huckabee’s religious faith.
“Liberals believe deeply in tolerance and over the last century have led the battles against prejudices of all kinds, but we have a blind spot about Christian evangelicals. They constitute one of the few minorities that, on the American coasts or university campuses, it remains fashionable to mock.”
Kristof goes on to praise evangelicals for their work on poverty, AIDS, sex trafficking, climate change, prison abuses, malaria and genocide in Darfur. It’s an unusually upbeat take on evangelicals. You can read the rest here: