Democrats Seek to Narrow the "God Gap"

July 22, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

On July 22, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "As Democrats gather in Boston next week for their convention, progressives are planning a serious effort to reclaim religion. They also want to narrow the 'God gap' that puts frequent church-goers in the GOP column and paints Democrats as snidely secular.'We who would see the triumph of Democratic ideals will have to become more explicit about the values that are at the heart of our platform,' said Forbes, who will address Democrats on Tuesday night. By most accounts, the Democrats' presumptive nominee, Sen. John Kerry, a Catholic, takes his faith seriously. So does his running mate, Sen. John Edwards, a Methodist. But unlike President Bush's evangelical zeal, Kerry's faith is reserved, New England-style private."