Texas Democrat Running As “Religious Progressive” Penned Book Attacking Evangelicals – IOTW Report

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The Harvard-trained sociologist and community organizer (spoiler) is the Democrat frontrunner in a special election in Texas’s Sixth Congressional District, as reported by Washington Free Beacon. [Lydia] Bean, says WFB, touts herself as a “religious progressive.” To that end, she founded a nonprofit organization devoted to faith-based political engagement.

“My faith and my family taught me to stand up for what’s right,” she said in her kickoff video.

Just one problem.

In her 2014 book, “The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada,” Bean roundly criticized evangelicals. More

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