Dan Gilgoff notes how electorally potent Obama's fusion of the social Gospel with personal moral conservatism could be:

How much of this mixing is due to Obama's experience in the black church, which emphasizes both the Social Gospel and the need for personal salvation? A lot of it. But how ironic is it that the black church legacy of stressing personal salvation might be Obama's ticket to appealing to white evangelicals this fall?

It's not my kind of Christianity. But it sure is Christianity.

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