Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Evangelical leader keeps close eye on McCain's pick for vice president


[Christianity Today UK] 12 Aug 2008--US presidential hopeful John McCain's pick for vice president will be of crucial importance to value voters when they go to the polls this November, believes an influential evangelical leader.

The running mate selection is the “most important” decision that Republican presumptive nominee McCain makes in his entire campaign, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission told CBS News.

If McCain picks a pro-choice running mate, Land said, it will only confirm the mistrust many evangelicals already feel toward the candidate some criticise as too liberal.

“[H]e has no room for error, no margin for doubt,” noted the head of the public policy arm of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

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