Thirteen years ago, David Wilhelm, then chairman of the Democratic Party, told the conservative Christian Coalition that good Christians could belong to either major political party.While more votes is always a good thing, in general I think his efforts are wasted - and, if he starts going the other way and telling the Democratic leadership what to do, counterproductive. His efforts would be better spent preaching how to keep religion out of politics - that's where the Democratics need to go.
He was hissed.
Today, Wilhelm wants to spread that message to a different audience: Democrats. He's hoping for a better response.
With a leading poll showing only one in four Americans viewing the Democratic Party as friendly to religion, Wilhelm and a broad-based group of Christian Democratic activists are starting an Internet effort to organize religious voters whose views might be compatible with Democrats.