- Mar 27, 2020
In a party that’s shifted leftward on abortion rights, Democratic presidential hopefuls are offering different approaches to a central challenge: How to talk to voters without a clear home in the polarizing debate over the government’s role in the decision to end a pregnancy.
In this year’s Democratic primary, where several candidates have routinely discussed faith as they try to connect with religious voters, candidates have been focusing on the message of Matthew 25.
A prominent associate professor of theological and social ethics at Jesuit-run Fordham University and, until recently, a longtime board member of Democrats For Life, said Feb. 6 the Democratic Party’s support for abortion at any stage has driven him away from the party.
Days before the scheduled Democratic presidential debate Dec. 19 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, there was no debate about what the seven qualifying candidates would do if the labor dispute between a food service company and school employees was not resolved by Dec. 18. All of the candidates said they wouldn’t cross a picket line to participate in the debate and they hoped the two sides would reach an agreement.
A Catholic priest’s denial of communion to Joe Biden in South Carolina on Sunday illustrates the fine line presidential candidates must walk as they talk about their faiths: balancing religious values with a campaign that asks them to choose a side in polarizing moral debates.
Elizabeth Warren would not seek to revoke the tax-exempt status of churches or other religious entities that decline to perform same-sex marriages if she’s elected president, the Massachusetts Democrat’s campaign said.