Evangelicals are weaving the ethic of 'neighbor love' into the fabric of sin and salvation.
Christian Science Monitor
By Mark Totten
WASHINGTON – On World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, Evangelical superstar Rick Warren - author of the runaway bestseller "The Purpose Driven Life" - hosted an AIDS summit at his California megachurch. The keynoter? Sen. Barack Obama (D) of Illinois.
It's difficult to decide which is more astounding: a prominent evangelical pastor leading the fight against AIDS - a disease some Christian conservatives still tag as God's punishment for homosexuals - or a celebrated Democrat and possible 2008 presidential contender taking center stage at Mr. Warren's church. The Warren-Obama event reflects striking and welcome changes under way among America's 50 million Evangelicals, with potentially dynamic political consequences.