Democratic Faith Outreach, stumped

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Yesterday’s exchange in this space, plus posts by Sarah Posner and Dan Schultz over at Religion Dispatches, suggest that the debate really comes down to the Bass-Posner-Schultz view that Democratic faith outreach has been too focused on wooing unwooable evangelicals (or selling its soul for a mess of evangelical pottage) versus the Sapp view au contraire. Either way, there’s no disagreement that Obama’s folks have let the effort fall apart. Will they pick up the pieces? Not unless the president himself decides to take a hand. The powers that be in the Administration are, when it comes to faith-based politics, unredeemed.

Update: Don’t miss Kelly Phipps’ comment below.