Senator Obama Courts Evangelical Leaders

In yet another sign that evangelicals and other Christian groups, which have supported Republicans in recent Presidential elections, may be in play in the November election, Senator Barack Obama met in private with a large contingent of evangelical leaders.

Among the ministers in attendance at the June meeting were Bishop T.J. Jakes, Rev. Franklin Graham, and leaders from the National Association of Evangelicals. Endorsements were not forthcoming, but Sen. Obama seems dedicated to reaching out to evangelicals and has appointed Joshua Dubois, to be his campaign’s director of faith outreach. Dubois is the son of an AME minister and a member of the Assemblies of God, a Pentecostal denomination. He is charged with facilitating closer ties between the Obama Presidential campaign and Christian groups across the political and theological spectrum.

Read the Religion News Service article.

Read the article on Sen. Obama’s meeting with evangelical leaders.

Read the Chicago Sun Times blog on Sen. Obama’s meeting with evangelical leaders at

Read The Catholic News Agency’s article on Sen. Obama’s outreach strategy.

Read the Newsweek article on “Obama’s Gospel”.

Watch a brief CBN interview with Joshua Dubois.

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