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Week of 1.25.08

God and Politics 2008


No recent Republican has won the presidency without the help of evangelical Christian voters. This campaign season they are credited with Mike Huckabee's recent meteoric rise in the polls. But some in the evangelical community, disillusioned by what they see as broken promises from the Bush administration, are rethinking their political strategies. NOW on PBS travels to Wichita, Kansas, to investigate how and why the movement is shifting away from hot-button issues like abortion and gay rights to broader and less divisive issues like Global Warming and AIDS. Is the religious right forging a new path, and if so, how will it affect their political clout?

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