What we need to affirm is that Jesus is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. Whenever we marry Jesus to a political party, we are committing the sin of idolatry. We are making Jesus into the image of our political party.
An evangelical is somebody who, first of all, has a very high view of Scripture, believes it's an infallible message from God.
In America, evangelical churches have often been bastions of conservatism, providing support for the status quo.
I, for one, am quite willing to join the 'forgive, forget and move on' crowd, but it does make me wonder if Evangelicals are going to sound believable when they say that they tend to vote Republican because of their religious commitments to the family.
Melissa de la Cruz