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Brit Columnist Opines On ‘The Thaw’

Columnist T.F. Charlton of the British Guardian newspaper opines on “The Thaw,” a video produced in Kootenai County by Gary Brown's Reach America organization that has gone viral:

Fears of marginalization because of Christian faith, even persecution, have deep roots in white American evangelical culture, dating back to the Scopes Trial and before. As with Representative King's comments, they're often steeped in white racial anxiety and resentment. This persecution complex is also taught – actively promoted and reinforced through fearmongering aimed at youth. One example: “The Thaw“, a modest viral hit produced by Reach America, a “Christian youth leadership program” based in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Full column here.

Question: Do you agree/disagree with columnist Charlton's view?

Poll: Evangelicals Prefer Mitt To Prez

While white, evangelical Protestants are more likely than the general public to view Mormonism as a non-Christian faith — and less likely to support Mitt Romney — a majority of those voters are willing to back Romney in a general election run against President Obama, a new survey by the Pew Research Center finds. In Pew's survey, they find Romney trailing Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain among white, evangelical Protestants, over half of whom believe Mormonism is not a Christian faith. The former Massachusetts governor does lead the rest of the Republican field by double digits among mainline Protestants, and edges out Cain and Gingrich among white Catholics/Justin Sink, The Hill. More here. (AP photo)

Question: Do you expect Mitt Romney will face President Barack Obama in 2012 presidential election?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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