Kerry Campaign Increases Religious Rhetoric

July 23, 2004

Source: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

On July 23, 2004 Religion and Ethics Newsweekly reported, "Many Democrats were hoping John Edwards would bring the ticket more comfort in dealing with religion. Edwards is a United Methodist who has been active in the National Prayer Breakfast. So far, on the stump he's been talking a lot about values, but not explicitly tying those values to religion. Both Edwards and Kerry have made obligatory election-year visits to black churches, another core constituency for Democrats. During a speech to the African Methodist Episcopal denomination earlier this month, Kerry indicated that faith does indeed have a role in his political agenda."