This part of a Washington Post article caught my eye:
Huckabee, Romney Make Sunday Push for Evangelicals, 31 December 2007, Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
On Friday, three national religious leaders backing Huckabee — Tim LaHaye, Michael Farris and Rick Scarborough — convened a conference call with Iowa pastors to urge them to use Sunday’s services to drive up participation by Christian voters, who polls suggest favor the former Arkansas governor by comfortable margins.
As a liberal Christian, I would appreciate clear writing by reporters. The label, “Christian” is not synonymous with either “conservative” or “evangelical.” Or are we to imagine that misters Lahaye, Farris and Scarborough were also on the horn with Orthodox patriarchs plus Catholic and Episcopal priests and bishops? Given the tug of war between candidates Romney and Huckabee, and Mr. Farris’s endorsement of Mr. Huckabee, I would assume that Mormon leaders weren’t on the conference call either.
The political campaign has nothing specifically to do with homeschooling, given that homeschoolers come from the general population. But Mr. Farris’s visibility would lead many to think otherwise, and to continue the homeschooler = convervative evangelical Christan stereotype as well.
Today’s class topic: Huckabee, 30 December 2007, Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas
Many home-schooling families see Mike Huckabee’s campaign as civic and education duty.
posted by Valerie